Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Deliveries and Finishes.

This week's finishes include this pretty quilt in pink.
Loreen Kelly (Vic) donated the cute Christmas quilt top and I  finished it as a wall hanging. With Loreen's permission the wall hanging has been donated to the Peter Mac's auxiliary shop for sale to raise funds for patient services. 
Mary Anne Rooney donated another lovely quilt top made from one of Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville free patterns.  It's a lovely quilt and a great way to use 2.5 strips .
Last week we delivered 10 quilts,  3 blankets,  20 hand knitted jumpers,  3 sewing kits and some soft toys. Norma Aitken kindly delivered the items for us to an organisation which helps newly arrived Afghani refugees and they were very happy with all of the donations for their clients.
Hugs, Jan Mac 

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

More Beautiful Quilts.

The first beautiful quilt was made by Sharon Siacci from Beyond Meander Quilting , and using the Mystery quilt design by Alison Kennedy-Cooke for SCQuilter's recent retreat.  It's  a very pretty quilt and will go to a young girl in foster care.
Lynn Barker from NSW has sent another large parcel containing 4 beautifully crocheted blankets and 2 packs of charm squares fabric.
Sue Shears from NSW has sent a large parcel containing 3 beautiful quilts as well as 7 lovely quilt tops to make more lovely quilts for people in need of comfort. 

Many thanks for your generous and ongoing support everyone. 
Hugs, Jan Mac xx 


Thursday, November 24, 2022

Two Parcels Today.

Helen Ayres from Victoria has donated 2 beautiful quilts and a beautifully knitted jumper which will be very welcome by the recipients.

Jo-anne Starr from Victoria has very generously sent another parcel, this time with 2 cute soft toys and 4 lovely Santa Sacks. 
Thank you all so much for your support everyone. 
Hugs, Jan Mac xx 


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Three Large Parcels Arrived.

Lynn Barker from NSW sent 2 large parcels containing 2 crocheted blankets,  some beautiful stitcheries and a large amount of fabulous fabric to make into kits, backings etc.
So many lovely quilts can be made from these beauties.
Sharyn Davidson from Qld has donated a beautifully crocheted baby blanket,  a lovely crocheted bag, 3 fabric teddies and 9 pair of beautifully sewn shorts for children. 

Thank you both so much for your generous donations to help those in need.
Hugs, Jan Mac 


Monday, November 21, 2022


Norma Aitken from Waverley Patchworkers very kindly received donations from members in the Bellarine area and she dropped them off today. Shirley Drayton donated the lovely dolphin themed quilt. 
Judith Cooke donated 2 beautiful and large quilts which will be going to Rochester for our flood affected areas quilt drive. 
Judith also donated 7 beautifully knitted premmie jackets and a lovely baby blanket  for Life's Little Treasures. 
Norma and Waverley Patchworkers also donated some lovely fabric for backings and drawstring bags. 
If anyone is interested in donating quilts for our flood quilt drive and live near Bendigo or Kyabram,  then two friends of mine are willing to receive quilts and deliver them to Rochester when people are ready to receive them.  Could you please sew on a label to your quilts so they don't have to and they won't be able to accept quilt tops or fabric.
We are in need of single, double and queen sized quilts but we won't be able to distribute them until after Christmas as the affected communities have no where to store them. So please don't feel pressured to make them quickly as, like all of our quilt drives for natural disasters, this will be a marathon and not a sprint.
Many thanks for your generous support everyone. 
Hugs, Jan Mac xx 


Sunday, November 20, 2022

Lots To Share

More fabulous donations have arrived with these  lovely knitted garments from Annette Pearce's lovely mother, who knitted a lovely vest for a child, 2 pair of knitted slippers and 93 knitted beanies. The beanies were contributed by friends as well. What a wonderful collection of items to help others.
Janet Kidson donated 40 lovely soft toys, mostly teddybears.
 Angela Van der Linden delivered 6 lovely quilts, 6 quilt tops,  3 backings, a UFO top and a tub of fabric from Sue McGregor's estate. Sue's family very generously donated all of these items.

Jenni Rose from NSW donated a beautiful quilt top, backing, binding and a pack of batting.
Dee McDonald from NSW has donated 6 knitted teddies, 6 beanies, 8 beautifully knitted baby clothes and 4 pair of booties.

Dee also donated the lovely quilt top. 
Carole Stribbles donated 4 beautifully made fabric pouches.

Faye Eaton donated some lovely Christmas fabric. 

Kaye Hardman's lovely mother, Billie,  has been busy knitting and donated 8  cute teddy bears and 8 beanies for premmies supported by Life's Little Treasures. 
Rachelle Timms donated 2 large rolls of cot panels a lovely quilt top and a tub of fabric.

Thank you all so much for your generous donations and support. 
Hugs, Jan Mac 


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

My Recent Finishes.

Thanks to our continued cool weather I'm still knitting at night and finished another 2 baby jackets which will go to the Peter Mac auxiliary shop for sale to raise funds for patient services. 
I quilted another cute top donated by Jean O'Connor from Bendigo and Mary Anne Rooney donated the backing, batting and binding. 
I  also have cut donated fabric into squares and made another quilt for premmie babies supported by Life's Little Treasures.  I've basted and quilted some more donated tops and will have more finishes to share soon.  Many thanks everyone for your generous support. 
Hugs, Jan Mac 

Monday, November 14, 2022

Arrivals This Week.

More donations have arrived with 20 soft toys from Dymphne Anderson. 
Jo-anne Starr has donated another beautiful quilt top with backing and binding as well as 2 metres of wide backing fabric. 
Prue Hamilton donated a child's quilt,  5 Santa Sacks,  soap and soap pouches,  3 crocheted blankets and a knitted poncho.

Carleen Richardson from Tasmania brought across another 8 quilts, 3 knitted beanies and some scarves when she visited from Tasmania a few weeks ago.
The quilts were donated by Margo Barber,  Sarah Fraser, Lyn Archer, and Break O'Dwyer Quilters. 

Maia and Maret Butler from NSW have donated another box of beautifully knitted garments including 6 baby blankets,  3 beanies and 13 toddler jumpers/cardigans. 

 Thank you all so much for your generous donations.  Lots of people will benefit from your generosity. 

Hugs, Jan Mac