Thursday, February 25, 2021

A Busy Week.

More wonderful donations have arrived with this fabulous quilt coming from Simone Tischler (NSW) and the hexagons are just beautiful. 
Simone also sent some lovely orphan blocks and lovely fabric,  including a really pretty Alice in Wonderland print.
Linda Ashworth from the UK is a very generous supporter of Oz Comfort Quilts and she has very kindly donated 4 lovely library bags in bright kid's prints as well as 5 more lovely QAYG blocks.
Today I  also visited Backpacks for Vic Kids to discuss what they need for their clients, Kids in Foster Care. I took 6 of our lovely hand knits, 2 quilts,  a smaller blanket and one of these sanitary pad holders. They loved everything and they would love more of these items as well as kid's clothing and Santa Sacks. Usually they provide 2,000 to 2,500 Santa Sacks but last year they needed 4,500 so they have started making them now to avoid the pressure of last minute finishes . I will add a link for the Santa Sacks but in the meantime, the link for the sanitary pad holder is at
It's very easy project, using just 5 squares of 6 inch fabric and no fastening to close the pouch. It took me less than 5 minutes to make one so I plan on making more for them.
Thank you all so much for your generous donations everyone and please know that they are all appreciated. 
Hugs, Jan Mac 

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Quilt Deliveries and Donations.

It's been a busy week with delivering 22 quilts to the Peter Mac Cancer Centre as well as packing more quilts for delivery. Maia Butler from NSW is a very generous supporter of Oz Comfort Quilts and she has joined with her sister,  Maret, and a friend from Braidwood (NSW) who donated $50 towards batting as well as 2 quilts.
They also donated a top, batting and backing as shown below and I will get it quilted soon.
They also donated 4 more tops.

As well as 5 knitted/ crocheted baby blankets. 

10 knitted toddler jumpers/baby jackets,  1 pair of booties,  and 2 pair of knitted leggings, .

Wendy Yates from Victoria donated these  3 lovely quilt tops shown below.

Mary-Anne Goss from South Australia donated 2 large quilt tops.
S. Ross (Vic) donated 3 beautifully made library bags.
Thank you so much for your generous support everyone. 

Hugs, Jan Mac  

Monday, February 15, 2021

Oh Dear!

Victoria is in stage 4 lockdown again for at least 5 days and I don't  think that it was unexpected as most of us thought it would happen once they allowed tennis players to fly in for the Australian Open. Hopefully it won't continue on but we're half expecting that it will. We're not seeing the boys for a few days and it's a shame as our DD's pregnancy hasn't been easy and we like to have the boys here to give her a rest. We'll take them again if lockdown continues so she can get more rest. 

   I have started knitting a shawl for our expected granddaughter as, although they're not used a lot now, it will be a nice keepsake. I also thought that I should knit one for our granddaughter as I have made them for other people's children,  but when Jake was coming, we were busy getting the farm ready to sell, and with Aidan we were busy caring for Jake.

I had trouble finding a pattern Ilike using 3 ply but started knitting last week, after using a digital pattern. I have knitted about 25% of it and I don't like the outer edges it's too fussy. Oh dear!! Now I have found another pattern which is more like my favourite pattern (whichI can't find at the moment, oh dear!!) and I have started the new pattern so I hope that I like this one. My favourite knitting design for babies is feather and fan which this one has as well.

I'm also busy getting more tops quilted and this lovely pastel top was one of the many donated by Robin Walker and the Fishbowler Sewists from Tasmania. 
Barbara Dawson from Victoria made this pretty top in pink.
Lyz Kershaw (Vic) donated these fabulous QAYG blocks with a bright and tropical theme.
Maia Butler from NSW donated this beautiful top with hexagon flowers and an appliqued borders.
Lesley Lowe (Vic) donated this lovely top, as well as many others.

 This baby play mat was made from the large blue bordered and quilted blocks from Sunnybank Quilters from Qld, combined with small QAYG blocks donated by Marie Lee and the Victorian Quilter's Association.  I used grey joining strips which allowed the bright colours of the blocks to stand out. I had intended to have the 2 flower blocks in opposite corners but then they were turned around which doesn't look as balanced but probably not that important for a baby play mat. 

Let's hope the lockdown is over soon and that I get the shawl finished in time.

Hugs, Jan Mac 

Sunday, February 14, 2021

This Week's Donations.

More lovely donations have arrived with Mary Anne Rooney (Vic) very generously donating 7 beautiful tops and backing fabric. 

Marcia Carr (Vic) donated 4 beautifully crocheted blankets as well as 7 beanies, 3 scarves and 3 pair of fingerless gloves. 
Many thanks everyone for your generous donations. 

Hugs, Jan Mac 


Monday, February 8, 2021

More Generous Quilters.

Such generous donations from quilters have arrived with Jennifer Moores (Vic) donating 8 beautiful quilts,  the first 7 shown here and the 8th is the last photo.  Blogger is still loading my photos out of order and I don't have time to fiddle with it at the moment. 

Sonya de Garis, from Victoria,  made the 2 beautiful pink tops.
This fantastic quilt was a joint effort with the beautiful appliqued hand blocks being donated by Lyn Rootes from Tasmania, the lovely yellow blocks were donated by Lauren Sankey from Qld,  and Marg from Trinity Patchworkers (Vic) made someextra yellow blocks and finished them into a quilt.  It's such a lovely quilt for a child and it was a great combination of blocks.
These fabulous  blocks were donated by Del Soden from NSW,  and they were made into a quilt by the Trinity Patchworkers.  The blocks were so special that the ladies thought  it needed to be hand quilted and it's a really special quilt. 
Susan Botta from Victoria donated this beautiful jelly roll quilt and the bright colours are really lovely. 
The last quilt  was also one of Jennifer Moores '.
 It was a dull day when I took the photos and the quilts are more vibrant than they appear. I'm also busy knitting a baby shawl for the new baby due in April as I didn't have time when the boys were due and I know my DD will appreciate it, even if it's not used very much. 

Hugs, Jan Mac 

Sunday, February 7, 2021

More Donations Arrive.

I've changed the blog name to Oz Comfort Quilts as a few people haven't been able to find my blog using a search engine and thought that Oz ComfortQuilts was no longer operational, but I have kept the same address. I used to have a separate blog for Oz Comfort Quilts and then found it was took too much time to have 2 blogs. When I  tried to use it again I found that I can't activate it again so I have added link to it on the right hand side of the blog. I hope this isn't too confusing.
Helen Bingham very kindly donated 6 lovely quilts to our quilt drive and they are sure to be loved and bring comfort to those in need.

Anne Cocks (Vic) has generously donated a beautiful  queen sized quilt in blues and yellow as well as 6 crocheted squares for making more blankets. 

Lyz Kershaw (Vic) donated 8 lovely cloth bags as well as 51 QAYG blocks in fabulous bright and tropical colours. 

Mary Anne Rooney (Vic) donated 87 lovely QAYG blocks to make lots more quilts to donate.

Thank you all so much for your help.
Hugs, Jan Mac