Wednesday, December 30, 2020

More Finishes.

There's been lots of nanna naps this past week as we recover from the Christmas celebrations with family but I have also finished a few more quilts made from lovely donated QAYG blocks.  This first bright and cheerful quilt was made from blocks donated by Michelle from Victoria and they contain lovely kid's prints. 

 These next 2 quilts were made from blocks donated by Marie Lee and the Victorian Quilter's Association.  The first one is smaller for a baby's play mat as they have been requested by several organisations. The padding and bright colours make these blocks ideal for the purpose. 

I should have more finishes to share tomorrow as I have been busy sewing today. Christmas fabric is on sale  at the moment, and we are planning on making Santa Sacks for kids in care for next Christmas  if anyone would like to join in. We'll also be making toiletry bags, measuring 12" x 14" and library bags for the start of the school year as kids can't borrow books without one and books are like air for me so I hate to think some kids won't be able to borrow a book because they don't have a bag.
   I plan on putting up some sites for patterns tomorrow. 
Many thanks everyone for your generous donations and support. 
Hugs, Jan Mac 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Many Thanks Susan and Bendigo Quilters.

Susan Iacuone very kindly delivered another 12 beautiful quilts from Mary Anne Rooney and Bendigo and District Quilters and the piles of quilts continues to grow again.

 I've also been busy knitting baby layettes and need to knit beanies and booties to match these. Anne Sushames donated the pretty jacket in white and lilac and it will be lovely for a little newborn baby. 
There has been such demand for basics from families under financial hardship that we will still continue making and donating quilts but also make library bags,  pencil cases, draw string bags and baby items for next year. I will add patterns but the website at has lots of free patterns if you want to make a few items to donate.
I hope you all enjoy a happy and peaceful Christmas and let's hope that next year is better for all of us. Stay safe and well everyone. 

Hugs, Jan Mac xx

Thursday, December 17, 2020

More Generous Donors.

Linda Ashworth from the UK is a long term supporter of Oz Comfort Quilts and she has very kindly donated another 12 lovely QAYG blocks for a baby play mat. Linda included lots of kids prints which will capture a baby's attention.
Angela Van Der Linden from Victoria,  very generously donated another 5 beautiful quilts in a variety of colours and styles,  to bring a warm hug to people in need. 

Sandra Jahnke from Victoria also donated these 2 beautiful knitted blankets to bring comfort to some one in need and their bright colours will also brighten their day.

Blogger messed up loading my photos again and these 2 quilts below also came from Angela. 

Many thanks for your generous support everyone. We have our last day of full-time work tomorrow for a few weeks so I am hoping to get more quilts finished and deliver more quilts after Christmas. 

Hugs, Jan Mac  

Sunday, December 13, 2020

More Lovely Donations Arrive.

Judith Oke from Victoria has very generously donated 6 lovely quilts in a variety of styles and sizes and they will bring lots of comforting hugs to needy people. 

PK Bell Designs (Qld) has donated these 2 lovely quilt tops which will make more lovely quilts to donate. 
Penel Bigg from NSW has sent a large box containing 27 lovely QAYG blocks as well as 7 large pieces of backing fabric which will be great to match up with some of the donated tops. 
Marie Lee and the Victorian Quilters Association have donated these 4 lovely knitted cardigans and a beanie, as well as another 86 lovely QAYG blocks to make more lovely quilts. 
The 2 quilts below were 2 more of Judith Oke's. Blogging land isn't playing nicely again when I load photos.

Fiona Lazenby (Vic) has very kindly made another 45 labels for the quilts which is a huge help too.
This week seems to have flown past without a lot to show for it as we've been spending more time baby sitting and this week looks like being busy too so I will have more finishes to share when I can.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Jan Mac 


Sunday, December 6, 2020

Many Thanks Jane.

Jane Copley from South Australia has very generously donated 3 very large parcels, containing 11 of her beautiful quilts.  They are so varied in style,  size and colour and will be very much appreciated when they are distributed. 

Jane is a very talented quilter and I am very grateful to her for donating so any of her fabulous quilts to comfort those in need.

Hugs, Jan Mac  

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Many Thanks Margo and Karen.

Karen Bennett from Qld has very kindly donated these 3 beautiful quilt tops and matching binding, which will make more beautiful quilts to donate. 

Margo Barber from Tasmania is a very generous supporter of Oz Comfort Quilts and she has sent another 2 large parcels containing the following 9 quilts. They are also varied in colours and style and will be treasured by their recipients.

I have more quilts to share tomorrow too. I had root canal work done last evening so I am a bit behind with documenting the arrivals but plan to catch up tomorrow.  We finished our Christmas shopping today which is a relief as we seem to be rushing towards Christmas with lots of extra events and we're still busy baby sitting for another 2 weeks.
 Now we can relax a bit knowing we don't have to cope with the shopping crowds and can enjoy being with our precious grandsons. It's  wonderful to be able to see them again.
Hugs, Jan Mac