Tuesday, July 14, 2009

An Explosion of Quilts

I had a knock on the door last night and found a man outside with a trailer- load of quilts. He'd driven down from Alice Springs and called in on his way to Melbourne so he could deliver the quilts that had been made by quilters in Alice Springs (NT). Tia put out a call on her blog campfollowerbags for wonky star blocks and had planned to make 3. The response was so great that she and the Alice Springs quilters made about 100 quilts as well as tops still needing quilting. Tia has flown back to the USA and arranged for this very nice man to deliver them to me.
I've been busy getting them photographed as we are taking more quilts and sewing supplies, as well as donated warm garments, down to Kinglake on Friday. This is the first time we've been able to go out for a quilt delivery since Ray's surgery and I have found homes for the next shipment of quilts we're taking and also a church who can help with storage for a short time while they contact people to select a quilt.
It takes time to find people who have lost their homes and some have moved away so I'm posting off quilts to them as I obtain their addresses. I also want to say a very big thank you to the lovely quilters who have made this possible and also to those who have donated money which has helped with postage costs.
As you can see there has been an explosion of quilts and I need to get them sorted and boxed up ready for delivery.
Thank you all for making this possible.
Hugs Jan Mac

3 comments:

KaiteM. said...

That's absolutely wonderful Jan, sew, so many, you'll need a B-double to take them all up there. Do you think you might (almost) have enough both with finished and unfinished now? The people of KInglake and surrounds will be very warm again. K.

Dena said...

Wow! Look at all those beautiful quilts. It really is heart warming to hear of everyone's generousity.

fabricpixie said...

LOL, have you heard the expression 'be careful of what you ask for'? Oh my, amazing response from good-hearted, generous people.

Congrats.

warm quilt hugs, sue of CA