Sunday, August 29, 2021

Hallelujah and Jake's Birthday.

I've finally finished stitching over the logos on 190 donated school jackets. It was tedious stitching so many small pieces and dark navy/black so hard on the eyes but it's a relief to have them done. They will all go to Backpacks 4 Vic  Kids for kids in foster care and it's lovely to know that lots of kids will now have warm jackets.

It was a sizeable donation too, worth $14,250 and kept a very large amount of new goods out of landfill. Now I can get back to finishing quilts and teddy gears to donate.

I forgot to report that our precious grandson, Jake, turned 4 last Tuesday.  We had him for the day on Wednesday and we had a lovely day.  He got 4 toys and 4 books, with the wrapping paper being Christmas paper which is indicative of our Covid times. Lol. I was very happy that we shopped a few weeks ago so he had presents for his birthday,  even though we couldn't have a party.

 We all had a super terrific day and he loves his lego. The latest restrictions prevent us seeing the kids at all, even though we could still provide child care previously,  so we're missing them terribly. Hopefully this won't last too long so all I can do us keep busy and now the jackets are finished I can get back to finishing quilts and knitting vests for teddy bears to donate.

Stay safe everyone and I hope it won't too long before we can see family and friends again.

Hugs, Jan Mac 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Many Thanks Jenny and Sue.

Jenny Benton from New Zealand has very kindly sent a lovely parcel of donations including a lovely quilt top,  3 Santa Sacks,  a drawstring bag, a quilt panel, a bag of half square triangles and 3 sets of pieced Chinese Coins strips to extend the width of backing.
Sue Palmer from Victoria has sent another parcel with this cozy double sided child's fleece blanket and a lovely flannelette baby wrap.
Thank you so much for your beautiful donations ladies. 
 Hugs, Jan Mac 


Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Many Thanks Sue, Karen and Sandra.

Sue Ross from Victoria has been a generous supporter who sent another parcel containing  a teddy bear,  a baby wrap, 6 beautifully knitted beanies and 5 burp cloths. 
Karen Barrett from The Quilters Store in Brisbane has sent a much needed parcel of about of threads and fusible webbing so that I can finish the donated jackets for Backpacks 4 Vic Kids,  as I was out of the fusible webbing and almost out of black thread. It will be good to get them finished so lots of kids can get a warm jacket. 
Sandra Orszaczky from ACT has sent another large parcel containing 4 lovely quilt tops,  binding, some quilt blocks and more lovely fabric.
Thanks so much everyone for your generous donations and support. 

Hugs, Jan Mac 


Thursday, August 12, 2021

Many Thanks Marie, Maria and Delys

Marie Errington from Qld has sent another beautiful quilt and it's bright colours will give someone a lift to their spirits.
Delys Rogers from WA has been a very generous supporter of Oz Comfort Quilts and she has sent another large parcel containing a beautiful crocheted blanket,  4 beanies, 8 lovely drawstring bags and 10 very cute teddy bears with their new knitted vests and lots of personality. 
Maria Wilson from WA is also a long-term supporter and she has made a generous financial donation to help pay for batting etc.

Many thanks for your help everyone.

Hugs, Jan Mac 


Monday, August 9, 2021

What's Been Happening In Lockdown.

There hasn't been as much quilting happening but I have completed a quilt made from lovely QAYG blocks donated by Norma Aitken from Waverley Patchworkers. 
I've spent most of my time stitching over the jacket logos and have finished 88 so far. Luckily I was able to drop them off to Backpacks 4 Vic Kids before our latest lockdown and they were thrilled with them and planned to get them out to kids in need immediately. 
I also finished a donated toddler's cardigan which just needed to be sewn up and buttons added, and donated by Marie Lee and the Victorian Quilter's Association. 

During the Olympics I also knitted lots of vests for the soft toys and they really get more personality with their little jumper, especially the dogs which have custom fitted vests.

There's lots of boxes packed and ready to go out when restrictions are lifted again.

Hugs, Jan Mac  

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Many Thanks Wyn and QOV.

Wyn Roper from Quilts of Valour have donated 4 beautiful quilts which aren't large enough for their recipients and they will be donated on to disadvantaged families.  Claire Shaw made the first fabulous quilt in colours of the Australian outback and Elaine Archer made the second lovely quilt with dog themed fabric. 
The members of the Mornington Penisula Patchworkers made the remaining 2 lovely quilts.
Thank you so much for helping us to support more families in need, Wyn. 

Hugs, Jan Mac 


Saturday, August 7, 2021

Busy Week and Our 6th Lockdown.

Eleanor Vardanega from NSW has very generously donated the first 3 beautiful quilts. 

Marilyn Wilson (Vic) has very generously donated another 2 beautiful quilts. 

Lyz Kershaw  (Vic) has generously donated 3 beautiful quilts in bright colours, as well as 6 quilt tops,  5 QAYG blocks,  5 Santa Sacks,  a story book and a sanitary pad pouch.

Norma Aitken and the Waverley Patchworkers have very kindly donated more lovely crocheted blankets,  lots of soft toys, a cot quilt and more fabric.

Sue Ross  (Vic) is another generous supporter and she has donated beautifully knitted garments including 3 children's jumpers, 2 toddlers  cardigans and 2 baby wraps which will all help to keep lots of little ones warm this winter.
The Elves are a group of quilting friends  including Fiona Lazenby and Patty McNamara (Vic) and they have generously donated another 5 quilts to comfort disadvantaged families. 

I've had a busy week sorting and packing donations so that we can start distribution as soon as this lockdown finishes as there are still lots of families needing help.

Many thanks for your help everyone. 

hugs, Jan Mac