Friday, January 21, 2011

More Arrivals and Donations

The postman was very busy again today and 7 parcels arrived with 6 of them for the Quilt Flood Relief Appeal and the other was for East Timor. The first parcel came all the way from Finland and Ulla Rantakari again supported Oz Comfort Quilts by sending 16 lovely QAYG blocks, binding strips and 4 cloth bags. They are really lovely and will be treasured. One of the bags looks like Ulla has cleverly used a shirt as the basis for the bag and it looks great and an idea I must try out sometime.

Julianne P. from Vic sent 12 lovely FQs of fabric for the flood appeal blocks and they will be used up very quickly so thank you for your ongoing support too Julianne.

Jacky W. from Vic also sent 8 lovely QAYG blocks and the colours are bright and cheerful so will make a quilt really " sing" with happy vibes.

Robyn O. from Brisbane (Qld) sent down 22 rice bags that she'd made fro East Timor. Considering all the troubles that they have been experiencing with the floods in her city she did a wonderful job to even think of them. As well as the flood quilt appeal I will still be making and sending donated rice bags, and school supplies for East Timor and quilts again when we have fulfilled our pledge for quilts to the flooded areas.

Carol Bennett from New Zealand sent 15 QAYG blocks and they are so soft and cuddly as she backed them with a soft polar fleece. They will make a lovely snuggly quilt for a young child.

Mary Anne Richardson sent 4 lovely QAYG blocks all the way from Canada and they are in purple tones and will make some great quilts too.

As you can see donating so many quilts are possible because so many of you have taken the time to make and donate some QAYG blocks, fabric and so on. I'll keep you updated about our progress so you can see your blocks made up into quilts and then donated.
The news about the floods is still not good for the northern part of my State of Victoria and I'm praying that the estimated damages will be less than anticipated.
More later, Hugs Jan Mac


kaite said...

so many wonderful donations Jan, and many from far afield. k.

Ulla said...

I'm surprised how little time it took for my blocks to arrive. It's time to start working on a new delivery! And yes, it is a men's shirt recycled as a bag.

Suzie said...

So good to see that you are receiving many beautiful blocks from all over the world. What you're doing is wonderful.