Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Many Thanks Patchwork Collections Yarra Valley Quilters.

We received a wonderful donation of 43 fabulous quilts from Pat Biggs and the Patchwork Collections of Yarra Valley Quilters and the colours, themes and sizes are varied and will be appreciated by so many people in need of a warm hug .

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

Hugs, Jan Mac 


Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Time For A Break.

I had a lovely 3 days of retreat with some very special friends and I also managed to almost get rid of my nuisance cough after the flu. It was so wonderful to have some time away at a beautiful retreat at Mainly Sewing at Main Ridge in Victoria. 
It's a fabulous venue with plenty of room for us to spread out with our various projects and share some much needed time to work on UFOs and new projects. 
I took lots of donated tops to quilt and the first quilt top was donated by Jean O'Connor who was busy sewing during Covid lockdowns. 
This next cute I Spy top was donated by Lesley Lowe and the Kyabram quilters. 
Jean O'Connor donated the next 2 quilt tops as well and Mary Anne Rooney and Bendigo friends donated backings, batting and bindings for them.

Today we delivered 20 more beautiful quilts to Eastern Palliative Care and it was lovely to hear how much your beautiful quilts mean to their clients and families. 
We have now donated 530 quilts so far this year and it's only been possible to support so many people in need of comfort die to your generous donations and support everyone. 
Hugs, Jan Mac 


Thursday, August 4, 2022

Not Done Yet.

This flu has taken its toll and I thought that I was over the worst earlier this week and then the sore throat and cough worsened and fatigue set in as I spent more time coughing than sleeping. What a nuisance! I have a retreat with quilting friends organised for the next 4 days but don't have the energy to sew, let along pack my bags, so I  might just have to continue resting at home. Reading and knitting are happening in between nanna naps.

    Cathy Bruton and the Inverloch Chatty Crafters have donated a bag of gently used shoes for children, 29 drawstring bags,  8 pairs of hand made pyjamas made from donated fabric, 8 knitted premmie jackets,  19 Santa Sacks,  and a soap pouches.

Jo Scorey donated 2 beautifully knitted baby blankets,  5 beanies, 4 knitted baby jackets, 2 pair of knitted booties and a lovely quilt. 

Pat Biggs and the Patchwork Collections Yarra Valley Quilters have donated a large number of quilts and these beautiful  quilts are the first 15 that I have photographed.

So many people are going to love receiving these beautiful quilts. 
Thank you so much everyone for your generous support. 
Hugs, Jan Mac