Sunday, June 23, 2024

Fabulous Members of Oz Comfort Quilts.

The fabulous members of Oz Comfort Quilts continue to support us with more wonderful creations and donations.  Sue Ross (Vic) has sent a huge box filled with lots of knitting yarn and a beautiful quilt top.
Joy Walton  (Vic) has been busy knitting and has sent another parcel containing a beautifully knitted baby's blanket, 2 pair of booties,  11 lovely knitted beanies and 7 matching sets of beanies and booties.  Joy also very kindly donated $100 toward costs and it will be used to buy more much needed batting.
Helen Moll (NSW) has donated 2 beautiful quilt tops and a pack of QAYG blocks. 
Mary-anne Goss (SA) is the Queen of piecing and has sent 4 large quilt tops made from lots of small pieces. She's also been busy knitting and has donated 17 knitted booties. 

Thank you all so much for your generous support and donations. 

Hugs, Jan Mac xx  

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Taking It Quietly.

I've been resting up for the past 2 weeks while I recover from a respiratory viral infection so I am a bit behind with acknowledging the latest arrivals.  I'm slowly recovering so I  will catch up over the next few days.

Cathy Bruton and the Inverloch Chatty Crafters have been very busy and have donated 4 lovely quilts as well as 10 tote bags and some fabric.

Pam Neenan has donated a beautifully knitted scarf and 20 drawstring bags. 

Dianne Daly has been very busy knitting and sewing and sent 2 large parcels of donations including 16 beautifully crocheted beanies, 
14 pencil cases with pencils, 
9 pair of shorts,

10 bucket hats and 2 very cute dresses, all made from obsolete uniforms donated by Ambulance Victoria. 
As well as 5 overnight/nappy bags made from Ambulance Victoria flight suits.
Dianne also made 4 pair of long pants,
15 knitted small teddies,
2 crocheted blankets, 4 pair of booties,  1 knitted premmie jacket,
1 beautifully knitted baby blanket, 2 hearts, 10 soap pouches, hair clips,
3 Santa Sacks,  1 baby bib,
and 2 lovely quilts 

 Thank you all so much for generously donating your skills and time to help children in need. I hope you're all staying warm and enjoying your handicrafts.

Hugs, Jan Mac xx 

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Going Out.

 Today Pam Neenan very kindly couriered a car load of donations to Backpacks 4 Vic Kids for us. We donated 38 quilts,  15 teddies with custom made jumpers,  boxes of handknits, new books and toys, 10 pair of shorts and 3 very large bags of fleece fabric for their sewing group to make into tracksuit pants.

From Uniforms 4 Kids Victoria we also donated 10 pair of shorts and 2 bucket hats.

I've included a photo to show some of the shorts that I upcycled by covering the logo with a fabric badge. I also use feature fabric to cover up logos but if anyone has any of these type of badges they'd be great.

Many thanks everyone for your generous contributions. 

Hugs, Jan Mac xx 

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Warm Arrivals Part 2.

Continued on from the previous post - these donations all arrived over the past couple of days.

Michele Foote has donated 4 beautifully crocheted blankets as well as 6 knitted beanies and 10 beautifully knitted jumpers/cardigans. 

Margaret Fleming has been very busy sewing and has donated 69 drawstring bags in various sizes, as well as 13 quilt tops and 3 odd blocks.

Sandra McLay donated these 4 fabulous quilts as well as a lovely knitted jumper and a basket of donated fabric cut into 2.5 inch strips.

Thank you all so much for donating so many lovely items to help families in need this winter.

Hugs, Jan Mac xx  

Monday, June 10, 2024

Warm Arrivals Part 1.

Our knitters,  crocheters and sewists have been very busy and they have sent lots of donations to keep,children warm this winter.

Maia Butler from NSW has donated another 4 lovely baby blankets,  7 toddler's jumpers/cardigans and 1 knitted dress for a baby.

Kaye Hardman has donated 3 lovely bibs.
Glenis Sheldrick has donated a lovely knitted blanket for a baby.
Helen Walker has knitted 6 pair of slipper socks for toddlers.
Dymphne Anderson has donated a very large bag of knitted squares and 2 cute soft toys.
Janet Kidson and Sally S. have donated an amazing 42 teddies with custom made jumpers. 
Sue Taylor donated a beautifully crocheted blanket. 
Lyn Betts made and amazing 77 beanies for toddlers and children. 
Pam Wood donated 9 beautifully knitted beanies for teenagers as well as a pair of fingerless gloves. Big Group Hug had requested beanies for teens and these will be ideal. 
Waverley Patchworkers donated 10 beautifully knitted baby's beanies and 2 pair of booties. 
The ladies from the Boronia Retirement Village have donated another 3 large knitted blankets. 

 June Wilson has donated 7 lovely warm beanies. 

Thank you all so much for generously donating your time and skills.

Hugs, Jan Mac xx 

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Many Thanks Pauline, Part 2.

Pauline Lancaster has very generously made and donated 38 beautiful quilts for children in need as well as 2 large bags of QAYG blocks.  These are the remaining 18 quilts. There will be so many children who love their new quilts. 

Many thanks, Pauline for such a generous donation. 

Hugs, Jan Mac xx