These three quilts are the last ones I sent off with the last shipment on Sunday. The first is fabulous and came all the way from Finland. Ulla, one of my generous blog readers, made this beautiful quilt and cleverly used the striped fabric to create a stunning design. The second quilt is a cheater quilt I quilted and the last one is a lovely bright kid's quilt which was a donated top.
I delivered 17 quilts and 4 blankets as well as lots of school supplies and knitted items and they all went to Janice of Needy Stitches in Melbourne. Janice's email is email@example.com and she supports many different organizations which help the needy in Melbourne and country Victoria.
She is able to accept finished quilts, knitted items as well as crocheted or knitted blanket squares. I have been sending quilts to her as well as she passes them on to many different organizations. She is unable to accept fabric or unfinished quilts and tops though.
After almost 20 years of making and donating quilts and other items I have decided to retire from active duty and will be closing this blog down. I will still make and donate quilts and blankets but on a much smaller scale and I will no longer be accepting donations as I still have a lot of donated tops and blocks to finish off. I have also donated most of the wool and yarn I had stored as Janice will distribute it to people who are happy to knit but can't always afford to buy supplies. They then donate finished items back through Needy Stitches.
I want to say a very heartfelt thank you to everyone for their support and donations for the needy and those affected by floods and bushfires. We have managed to bring comfort and warmth to many in need. I do encourage you to continue to make and donate as you see fit, and there are many organizations which help in our communities.
I need to take time for me as well as more time for the family and I hope you all understand that this wasn't any easy decision to make. I will still be blogging regularly on my other blog at Sew Many Quilts- Too Little Time
so please stop by and say hello some time.
Hugs, Jan Mac