Sunday, June 14, 2009

Generous Donation from Heartstrings

These huge boxes containing approximately 900 QAYG blocks arrived from Heartstrings members.
I am just overwhelmed at such a generous donation from quilters in the US. It will make it so much easier to make quilts for the bush fire survivors.
I have just spoken to one of the teachers in Kinglake who appeared in the TV interview with me, and she said that the weather has been very cold and the people are very grateful for the quilts. She is also giving out knitted hats and scarves I've had donated and she said that despite everything she is able to stay positive because she has been able to help us to give out quilts to her community. I think that people are more receptive to Chris as she also lost everything and people are suspicious of strangers as there have been looters on the burned out properties.
I'm very grateful for her help as well as all the help I've received from around the world with donations of quilts, tops and blocks. Together we can make a difference.
Hugs Jan Mac


Michele's Quilting Journey said...

Absolutely wonderful! Hooray for 'heartstrings' of all kinds!!! May all of you know that the U.S. does truly care!!!

KaiteM. said...

what a wonderful donation, how generous. That will keep your machine buzzing along Jan. It's good that the Kinglake folk have started to receive the hats and scarves too, that's very comforting for them. Well done everyone. K.

Mary said...

I'm so glad to read they arrived safely. Sue did a great job as usual collecting all the blocks and getting them to you.