Monday, February 28, 2022

This Week's Finishes

Blogger still uploads photos randomly which is tedious but takes too much time to try to change. Two more jumpers knitted for teddy bears this week.
A jacket and jumper knitted for babies.
This lovely top was made by Marian Dines (Vic) and Marian also included the backing.
Ann Lynch made this pretty quilt top in pastel pink.
Another lovely top donated some time ago.
Diane Cutting (ACT) donated this lovely top in batiks and I used the new thin batting.
Another long-term donated quilt top has finally been finished. I also made lots of soap pouches from donated broderie anglais fabric.

Many thanks for your generous donations everyone. 

Hugs, Jan Mac 


Friday, February 25, 2022

Drawstring Bags and Soap Pouches.

I received a lovely parcel from Marian Dines (Vic) containing 8 drawstring bags and 20 soap pouches, all beautifully sewn and they will be much appreciated by Backpacks 4 Vic Kids for their toiletry  bags.
Marian must have read my mind as I have been making Santa Sacks, drawstring bags and soap pouches too. The bags are usually 12 x 14 inches but I have some sheeting squares which are a bit smaller and they finish at 11 x 12 inches. I don't think the smaller size will be a problem but I will check with Backpacks 4 Vic Kids on Tuesday when we visit again.  As the sheeting is plain I'm stitching a small piece of kid's fabric on the front. They will be handy for toiletry bags,  stationery bags or to hold small toys etc.

 The soap pouches can be made from 6.5 inch squares but if I'm cutting fabric for them I cut it 6 x 7 inches to give a bit more width for the soap. They're easy to stitch up at night time as time allows.

Hugs, Jan Mac xx 

Thursday, February 24, 2022

More Fabulous Donations Arrive.

Firstly I am happy to say that Oz Comfort Quilts now has 1,001 members which means we are able to provide lots of donations to help others in need.  These 4 huge rolls of lightweight batting were dropped off by Pam Brennan and her husband.  They contacted Marie Lee from the Victorian Quilter's Association to say they had these rolls of batting which would go to landfill 7nless they could find someone who could use them. Marie very kindly gave them my number and they drove down from Numurkah and dropped off the rolls to me, before taking more home with them. Surprisingly I knew Pam, and her sister Olwyn,  from high school days and also through GV Quilters. 

Pam N. dropped off 2 large boxes and 2 bags of dental products,  toiletries,  and lots of newand gently used clothes for babies and toddlers. 

Nantje Cook (Vic) dropped off a huge amount of fabric in amounts suitable for backings as well as some wadding pieces. 
Many thanks everyone for your ongoing support. 
Hugs, Jan Mac 

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Many Thanks Cathy, Helen, Annette, Valda, Kaye and Rosie.

Cathy Bruton (Vic) has been supporting Oz Comfort Quilts since 2009 and she has very generously donated another 3 beautiful quilts, 76 soap pouches with soap, 6 toiletry bags, 1 stationery bag, 23 beautifully hand made soft toys,70 felt hearts, 1 teddy bear and 1 backpack.

Rosie Selkirk  (Vic) has donated some lovely fabric.
Valda Martin  (Vic) has very kindly donated 9 beautiful quilts and Pam Chaffe  has donated fabric to Valda for inclusion in the quilts. 

Valda also donated a beautiful fabric pack with 18 FQs and 3 pieces of fabric measuring half a metre to make another beautiful quilt. 
Helen Stewart (Vic) has generously donated another 4 lovely quilt tops. 

Annette Pearce (Vic) and her mother have donated more beautifully knitted garments.  Annette knitted a beautiful shawl/ scarf and baby dress and her mother donated 3 beautiful beanies and 2 toddler's  jumpers.

Kaye Hardman and her mother have donated more beautifully made items. Her mother donated 5 beautiful beanies.
Kaye donated 14 lovely Santa  Sacks, 12 soap pouches,  2 teddy bears and some needle cases.
Rosie Selkirk (Vic) donated some lovely  fabric.

Many thanks for your generous donations everyone. 

Hugs, Jan Mac 


Sunday, February 13, 2022

Many Thanks Sue, Vicki and Eileen.

More fabulous donations have arrived with  Sue Ryan from SA sending a large parcel containing a lovely quilt,  5 UFO kits, a top and 4 large pieces of fabric for backings.

Vicki Tootell  (Vic) has donated a lovely quilt for a boy as well as a pack of hexagons,  soft toys and dolls, bags, household linen and bags.
Eileen Nash (Vic)  donated 3 lovely quilts,  6 lovely quilt tops with batting and backing,  a child's bike,  a rocking horse, 22 face washers, 10 shower scrunchies, 15 burp cloths and 2 bags of fabric.

 It's been a busy weekend packing donations to deliver tomorrow and it's surprising to see how much has been donated since Christmas. 

Many thanks for your generous support everyone. 

Hugs, Jan Mac