Tuesday, July 27, 2021

News From the Sweat Shop.

I have been working steadily on stitching over the jacket logos and have finished 61 so far and that's about a third of them so I am progressing with them. These teddy bears have all received their little vests and are now ready for donation to kids in care.
Karen Bennett from Qld has sent another parcel with a game and 2 jigsaw puzzles for Christmas gifts for disadvantaged children.  Many thanks for your help everyone. 
Hugs, Jan Mac 

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Many Thanks Again Lesley.

Lesley Lowe is a very generous and long-term supporter of Oz Comfort Quilts and she has sent another large box of donations. She's been very busy making 9 Santa Sacks. 
Lesley is a prolific knitters too, sending 33 knitted beanies and one fleece scarf.
There are 11 lovely drawstring bags. 
Three dolls and 7 teddy bears, 2 large rolls of bias binding and a large bag of yarn.
Thank you so much for your generous support,  Lesley.

Hugs, Jan Mac  

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Many Thanks Margo and Gillian.

Margo Barber from Tasmania is a long term supporter of Oz Comfort Quilts and she has very generously donated another parcel containing 4 beautiful quilts,  3 beautifully knitted baby jackets,  a knitted blanket and a generous gift card to pay for more batting. 




Gillian Ramsay from Victoria sent a parcel with 28 fat quarters and 3 larger pieces of fabric which will be very useful to make more blocks for quilts. 

Hugs, Jan Mac 


 

Comings and Goings.

More lovely donations have arrived with this beautiful quilt from Marie Errington from Qld. 
Kathie Williamson (Vic) donated 2 large parcels containing knitted scarves, hats, baby wraps, soft toys and colouring books which will be appreciated by several organisations.

I also donated another 20 quilts to Backpacks 4 Vic Kids,  as well as baby wraps, baby garments, burp cloths, teddy bears, soft toys and lots of clothing. They're an essential service so they were able to pick up while in lockdown.  The reason they called was to deliver 6 very heavy boxes of donated school jackets.  I'd arranged for the donation from a secondary school some months ago and they hadn't been sure of how they could cover the writing on the logo, so I took a couple of jackets home a few weeks ago.
I made a template, fused fabric to the jacket and then machine button hole stitched around it. It's less obvious in real life and will make these lovely warm jackets usable for foster kids and a great save from landfill too. The school changed uniform and the jackets sell for $75 so I am happy to make them usable.

 I stitched 8 jackets tonight and still have 180 jackets to stitch so I plan to set up 8 to 10 and then stitch them in batches rather than just do 1 or 2 at a time. As the boxes take up a lot of room so I plan on working through them as quickly as possible. 

So far this year we've donated 431 quilts which is due to the very generous donations and support from all 9f you.

Hugs, Jan Mac 

Friday, July 16, 2021

Many Thanks Alison, Ballarat Quilters and Friends.

Alison Watson from Victoria is a very generous supporter of Oz Comfort Quilts and she has dropped off more donations from Grace James, Gill Garth,  Barbara Dawson, Ann Watson and 2 large bags from Ballarat Quilters. 
Barbara Dawson donated the lovely top shown above and the partially completed top.

Gill Garth sent 31 lovely QAYG blocks. 
Ann Watson donated the beautifully embroidered quilt.




Alison donated very large bag of soft toys and the remainder of the quilts and tops.





 Many thanks everyone for your donations and to Alison for bringing so many lovely donations to help bless others in need.

Hugs, Jan Mac 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Many More Donations Arrive.

More donations have arrived with Annette Pearce and her lovely mother donating 6 baby jumpers, 13 beanies and a lovely striped knitted blanket. 
Jan Baker made 2 lovely quilt tops from heart blocks donated by Fran Williams and Jo Sharman from Tasmania. 
Tracey Leonard donated 3 hand knitted jumpers, a soft toy and a large bag of new clothes. 
Kaye Hardman and her lovely mother donated 8 knitted beanies,1 scarf, 13 baby beanies and 6 pair of booties.


Joyleen Salvemini and Jeanette Doherty each donated a large bag of soft toys and Glenys Pearson very kindly couriered them to me.


Glenys also donated1 beautifully knitted baby jacket and 10 lovely knitted beanies for children. 
Maia and Maret Butler from NSW are very skilled knitters and have donated more beautifully knitted garments including 4 baby blankets and 11 baby jackets as well as some 12 ply wool.


I had received several large donations of school uniforms and the organisations wesupport couldn't use the football and basketball jumpers so I made them into drawstring bags for the homeless. 
There's 22 made so far and they will be very useful and provide more dignity than using plastic bags. 

 I've also knitted vests for 4 teddy bears and these will be donated for children in need.

Many thanks for your generous support everyone. 

hugs, Jan Mac