Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Final Totals for 2011

It's hard to believe that the year is almost at an end and it's been more than usually marred by natural disasters with the floods here, and with earthquakes in New Zealand and in Japan. I'm sure that although there isn't much news from the affected areas now, that they are still working on rebuilding their communities.
The outpouring of support in the from of quilts from the international quilting community has hopefully aided in this rebuilding process as well as bringing comfort to those whose lives have been so badly affected by these disasters.
The very generous donations from people who read my blogs as well as those who are fellow-members of online quilting groups has allowed Oz Comfort Quilts to make and donate an amazing total of 543 quilts for 2011.
It was only possible due to all of your donations of time, money as well as QAYG blocks and quilt tops, fabric etc. The quilts have gone to comfort people in need due to the natural disasters as well as economic circumstances.
Thank you all so much for helping to bring comfort to so many people and I look forward to continuing to make and donate quilts to the needy in the next year. In the meantime I'll be taking a break for January and will be traveling to China with out youngest daughter. You'll be able to keep up with our travels on my other blog and I'll post more updates here when I return.
Please accept my heartfelt thanks for all your support and I hope that you are all blessed with a healthy and prosperous year for 2012.
Hugs Jan Mac


  1. 543 quilts... a real credit to you Jan! Have a wonderful holiday!

  2. Congratulations on your ongoing work and your dedication to a quick turn around of products. Happy holidaying. Cherrie

  3. What an amazing amount of snuggly warmth and comfort you have shared with others this year.
    Happy New Year.

  4. What a great effort. It is because of your great work that we love to send blocks, tops and quilts which you finish and forward on to the folk that need them.
    Thank you heaps Jan.
    Have the best holiday with your daughter . You deserve the break.

  5. I have been following the statistics on your blog and was sure you would beat last year's numbers, but the final number of quilts donated surprised me. Wonderful work, and it is a pleasure to help you. Have a great holiday with your daughter. Happy New Year!

  6. WOW this is amazing and as a NZ'er who was part of your Quilt distribution, from my very depths THANKYOU for all that you do xx

  7. You did a wonderful job Jan, without you our blocks/quilts would have languished! All the very best to you and your family for the New Year and a very safe and exciting trip to China!!!