Friday, February 28, 2020

What We Need.

This beautiful quilt for a male was donated by Helen Barron from New Zealand  and it will be very welcome when we start distributing the quilts.
      I am currently packing and counting quilts and getting ready to start distribution . From the information I have received already the number of boys are greater than the girls at a couple of primary schools and we need more quilts for junior boys.
    If you have time and fabric  to put together some I Spy quilts using simple squares that would be great. I have quite a few cot quilts but not a lot for junior girls either. If you could choose to make one for either a girl or a boy that would be a big help as often they are a mix and boys may not appreciate pink butterflies and fairies. I will be goinb through my novelty fabric too to get some more made before we start giving them out. Some of the schools in East Gippsland are ready to receive quilts before the end of Term 1 at the end of March so we are hoping to comply with their request if we have enough quilts suitable for their student's ages and genders.
      We do have a majority of quilts suitable for teen girls and women as well as smaller lap and cot quilts. I am extremely grateful to everyone for their support and will have some more finishes to share soon .
Hugs, Jan Mac 

29 Quilts Arrived - Part 2.

 The customers of the Echidna Sewing Centre of Brisbane, Qld very kindly donated 29 beautiful quilts to our bushfire quilt drive and 15 were shown on yesterday's blog post. The remaining 14 quilts are shown here.

 Tye quilt shown beliw also has 3 matching pillow covers.
Such generous people supporting our bushfire quilt drive . Many thanks for your help everyone .
Hugs, Jan Mac 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

29 Quilts Arrived.

 The customers of the Echidna Sewing Centre of Brisbane, Qld, very kindly donated 29 finished quilts and the sewing centre arranged delivery. Here are 15 and I will share the second group of quilts tomorrow.

Thank you all so much for generously supporting the bushfire quilt drive .
Hugs, Jan Mac 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

International Supporters.

 My dear friend and long time supporter of Oz Comfort Quilts , Marijke Sandee of The Netherlands , sent 5 beautiful quilts as well as 5 lovely little teddy bears.

 Jennifer Ofenstein and Lynn Atkinson, from the US, sent 4 fabulous quilts between them for our bushfire quilt drive .

 Carol Egan, also a long time supporter of Oz Comfort Quilts,  and also from the US, sent 2 beautiful tops as well as 16 lovely QAYG blocks .

Thankyou all so much for your help.
 Hugs, Jan Mac 

Mutiple Donations Arrive.

 Denise Ratcliffe (NSW) sent multiple string pieced blocks which will make more lovely quilts.
 Karen Reichert (Vic) donated 12 lovely QAYG blocks as well as more fabric and batting to make more blocks and they will make a lovely cuddly quilt.
Casey U3A Quilters donated several tops as well as a lovely quilt and some orphan blocks.

Many thanks everyone for your support .
Hugs, Jan Mac