Saturday, February 14, 2009
I've been so happy with the very positive response that has come from quilters around the world who have volunteered to donate quilts or QAYG blocks for the Victorian bushfire project.
Please post them to me at: Jan MacFadyen
35 Trevaskis Rd
Kialla East, Vic 3631 Australia.
I am working with locals in the fire-affected areas to make sure the quilts are given to the right people and when they are ready to focus on re-building. At the moment they need time to grieve for all those they have lost from their communities as well as their homes, schools and so on. The quilts will be shown on my other blog at
This is one way to share and show all the wonderful donations from quilters who are reaching out to those who have been affected by this tragedy. The locals have particularly asked for quilts for the kids as they have lost friends, school mates, members of their sporting teams as well as well-known members of their community. The quilts will be given out through community groups without a lot of fanfare as these are proud people would would normally be the people giving the help. I am also happy to accept soft toys etc as they can buy stuff but they have lost all those loved and special toys they owned. As one lady said the quilts will provide a treasured gift for their family and let them know they were in our thoughts and prayers.
I've been particularly concentrating on making QAYG blocks which are suitable for males ie. not an obvious floral among the strings. Here's 4 I've just run up today as well as finishing the binding of 3 I quilted yesterday. More photos to follow later. If I haven't answered your emails or questions please be patient as I'm busy quilting too and restricting my time on the compoter.