Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Donations to Big Group Hug.

Today we donated to  Big Group Hug which operates at Bundoora to support children, aged to 16, from disadvantaged families.  They drove across to pick up the donations which included 19 quilts,  28 blankets,  20 new teddy bears, 32 beautifully knitted beanies,  2 knitted scarves and 1 pair of knitted gloves. We also gave them some donated coats as they are also running a coat drive.

    We had a lot of cot sized crocheted blankets and needed single bed blankets so I joined 4 cot sized blankets together to make a single bed blanket and I  made 2 this way from 8 cot blankets. It was easy once I  ensured that there were the same number of rounds for each blanket and then I just single crocheted them together as well as a round of single crochet around the outer edge.

Today I  was looking at some 6.5 inch squares for an I Spy quilt and Sophie found some of them and didn't want to give them back. She's just 14 months and was patting the fabric and laying them out together.  My DH couldn't believe that she was so taken with the  fabric that she took some home with her. It must be in the genes.
Jake is 4 and already wants to learn how to sew and knit like Nan Nan so I  might be able to start another 2 quilters on their journey of loving crafting. 
Hugs, Jan Mac 


Monday, June 27, 2022

Many Thanks GV Quilters and Friends.

Goulburn Valley Quilters are long-term supporters of Oz Comfort Quilts and they have donated another 34 fabulous quilts as well as 6 crocheted blankets and 2 very cute hand knitted socks for toddlers. 
Pam Knight very kindly delivered a car boot full of the donations from Gael Thompson,  Robyn Kruger,  Sue Vranzizan,  Barbara Hunter,  June Rodda,  Margaret Ford,  Barb Van Leest and Pam Knight.
There is such a variety of styles,  colours and sizes for the quilts that will appeal to so many recipients and bring warm hugs and comfort.

Thank you all so much for your generous and ongoing support. 

Hugs, Jan Mac 


Sunday, June 26, 2022

More Boxes To Unpack.

Lots more donations have arrived and thankfully I'm well enough to unpack and document them. Stephanie Driel from WA very generously donates lots of beautifully made QAYG blocks and she sent 81 this time, which will make more lovely quilts to donate. 
Trish Copeland from NSW donated 3 lovely quilt tops and a backing and binding were included for one of them.
Wendy Snook donated a large quilt,  a crocheted blanket and a knitted cowl.

Dianne Daly has been very busy knitting and quilting and she donated 10 quilts,  6 burp cloths, 1 knitted baby blanket, 8 pair of knitted booties,  13 knitted beanies,  and 5 knitted premmie jackets, and her mother crocheted a lovely blanket  too. Most of these items will be donated to Life's Little Treasures which supplies 152 hospitals around Australia with donations for premature babies or sick new born.

Boronia Retirement Village donated 6 lovely knitted blankets,  one of which had a pocket containing a knitted teddy bear. They also included a beautifully knitted toy owl and a scarf.

So many generous people who donate their time to make life a little easier for those in need. Many thanks to you all.

Hugs, Jan Mac xx