Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Postman Has Been Busy.

 More parcels arrived today and Yvonne Hamilton in the US sent these 2 lovely kid's tops with Paddington Bear fabrics. They will be sure to bring a smile to little faces and I will get them quilted ASAP.
 Heather Mahncke and her mother, from Vic , have again sent a big parcel with 3 more lovely quilt tops.
 They also included more lovely blocks and lots of them have beautiful machine embroidery so they will look lovely as a quilt.
 Margaret Bryant from Vic has also sent a large parcel with 35 fabulous QAYG  blocks made in blue with a touch of red. I will put these together with red sashing and hope to get them done soon.
 Margaret also sent a lovely I Spy top with backing, binding and batting so I will pin baste that one tomorrow and get it finished quickly.
Also in the parcel Margaret included $20 towards batting, as well as more sets of binding, some orphan blocks and a long strip of Chinese Coins which I can use to make wider backings.
     Thank you all so much for your help with our quilt drive for bushfire affected areas. As well as East Gippsland we will be distributing in the Corryong area before helping in southern NSW if we have enough quilts leftover from distribution in Vic..
It was a big family day today so I hope to get more quilting done tomorrow.
Hugs, Jan Mac 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

More Donations Arrive.

 MaryAnn and Kevin Kane are over in Melbourne on holidays from New Zealand and they brought donations for our quilt drive with them. It was lovely to meet them and MaryAnn has been very busy making 3 large tops and also donated backing fabric.
 She also managed to make 14 QAYG blocks before she left home.
 As well as crocheting 17 squares and a part square she was making on the flight across. I quilted 2 of these lovely tops today and had a big day, quilting 4 tops and pin basting 2 more. It was too late for photos by the time I was finished so I will share some tomorrow.
Helen Stewart from Vic sent this lovely top as well as 30 QAYG blocks and it's great to have so much support for this quilt drive. I must count and box up the finished quilts I have ready to donate as the pile is getting quite high now.
  Hugs, Jan Mac 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

More Oz Comfort Quilts Finished.

 This first quilt was made from blocks sent by Heather Mahncke from Vic and I added some from those I had on hand to make a larger quilt.
 These 2 beautiful floral pastel quilts were donated tops from Lex Collins. Lex handed them over yesterday and it was great to get them finished quickly and ready to donate.
I'm also busy making backings and pin basting more tops so there will be more finishes very soon.
Hugs, Jan Mac 

More Donations Arrive for Oz Comfort Quilts.

 I had my quilt meeting yesterday and more lovely donations arrived from our generous supporters.  Skye Bothma from New Zealand very kindly sent $55AU via paypal to help pay for batting  and Lex Collins from Vic made these beautiful floral pastel tops from a couple of charm squares packs.
 Karen Groves from Vic donated 6 lovely crocheted lap blankets .
 Jenni Kift from Tasmania sent a large parcel with a lovely quilt top.
 She also sent some sets of blocks  and lots of fabric shown below.
Many thanks everyone for your support of our quilt drive.
Hugs, Jan Mac 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Six More Oz Comfort Quilts Finished.

 Sue Palmer from Vic sent 27 QAYG blocks and I added 8 more that I had on hand to finish another lovely QAYG quilt. Luckily I never tire of them.
 Heather Mahncke from Vic sent several tops and sets of blocks and I added borders to her top to make it larger.
 Maia Butler from NSW very generously donated 5 quilt tops as well as backings and bindings and I have finished 4 of them. Thank you all so much for generously supporting the bushfire quilt appeal.

Hugs, Jan Mac 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

More Donations Arrive.

 Carol Richardson from ACT has sent these 3 fabulous quilts and they are much brighter than shown in the photos are light was fading by the time DH was ready to hold them for me. Thank you so much Carol for these beautiful quilts.

 Fiona Lazenby from Vic. very kindly bought printable fabric sheets and printed them out with Oz Comfort Quilts labels, as well as adding fabric borders. This has saved me lots of time and now I onky have to stitch them onto quilts as I finish them or as they arrive as donations.
I also received a roll and a half of batting from Vic Textiles so I can keep busy getting donated tops finished now. I have been busy quilting tops today and will have more to share tomorrow. Many thanks for your support for our bushfire quilt drive .
Hugs, Jan Mac

Thursday, January 16, 2020

More Oz Comfort Quilts Donations.

 Sue McPhee from Vic has made 19 lovely QAYG blocks and also sent some batik fabric. 
Maia Butler from NSW very generously donated 5 lovely quilt tops as well as matching backing and binding for each one . I will get them quilted next so they will be ready for distribution .
Many thanks for your help everyone.
Hugs, Jan Mac