Friday, February 24, 2023

Big Group Hug

 I received a large amount of anonymous donations and much of it was new clothing which had recently been requested by Big Group Hug, an organisation based I Bundoora,  which helps disadvantaged children. 

Pam Neenan had an almost new pram to donate and she very kindly delivered our donations as well. We also sent a barely used pram donated by Norma Aitken. 

We also sent 4 quilts,  45 knitted beanies,  19 tote bags, 9 knitted/crocheted blankets,  15 drawstring bags,  34 soap pouches,  3 pencil cases with pencils, 5 packs of nappies, 4 boxes of clothing  (mostly new), scarves, face washers and toiletries. 

Pam's help with delivery to Bundoora saved me a few hours and is much appreciated as it also meant we could get donations distributed promptly. 

Another large anonymous donation of new hand knits has just arrived so more sorting and packing awaits and cold weather will soon be here so the hand knits will,be needed by groups helping disadvantaged families as well as people displaced by the floods.

Many thanks for your support everyone. 

Hugs, Jan Mac xx 

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

New Arrivals From Waverley Patchworkers and AQA.


Faye Burville from the Australian Quilters Association (AQA) has very kindly dropped off 9 quilts for our flood quilt drive for Rochester and they will soon be distributed throughout their community.

I have also been asked for 10 large quilts for the Ukrainian refugees and Norma Aitken from Waverley Patchworkers has very kindly donated 6 fabulous quilts which are large enough for their purpose. I added another 4 large quilts from Oz Comfort Quilts and a member of the Ukrainian commmuntiy picked them up today so the new arrivals will soon be receiving some warm hugs of welcome.

Many thanks for your generous donations quilters.

Hugs, Jan Mac xx

This Week's Finishes.

I've quilted 5 more donated tops and Diane Cutting from ACT donated the first bright top.
Ann Lynch from Victoria donated this lovely quilt top for a child.
Pam Harrison (Vic) donated the next beautiful top. 
Marian Dines  (Vic) donated the lovely red and navy top for a child.
Rachelle Timms  (Vic) donated this lovely pastel chenille top.

I've also knitted 9 pairs of booties for newborns.  
Many thanks for your generous donations everyone.  Lots of people will soon be recourse warm hugs with our quilts. 
Hugs, Jan Mac. 


Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Lots Of Arrivals.

Sharon Siacci very kindly dropped off lots more donations including some from
Wyn Roper who donated 4 teddy bears in their very cute custom made jumpers. 
Maret Butler from NSW donated another large parcel containing 16 beautifully knitted baby jackets,  2 baby dresses and 2 beanies.

Dianne Kenny donated another beautiful quilt. 
Jayne Alexander and Mary Anne Rooney donated 20 cutlery sets in individually made bags.
Jan Hogan from NSW donated a beautiful quilt as well as 4 more lovely quilt tops.

Jennifer Ray donated a tub of wool as well as some knitting UFOs.
Pauline Lancaster from Victorian Quilters Association donated 5 large bags of beautifully made QAYG blocks and Marie Lee donated some fleece fabric.
Many thanks for your generous support everyone. 

Hugs, Jan Mac xx 

Sunday, February 19, 2023

A Special Birthday and Some Finishes. .

I had a special birthday on the 7th of February but unfortunately I contracted the Rota virus 2 days before so celebrations were delayed somewhat. Blogger isn't co-operating with leading my photos in order so this post is a bit out of order - like my birthday. 

    The first lovely top was donated by Sandra Orszaczky from ACT and the second lovely quilt top was donated by Robin Walker and the Fishbowler Sewists from Tasmania. 

Another donated quilt top which I have finished. 
Ray bought me some beautiful red roses for my birthday and I  love, love, love roses! So I  was very spoilt.
More beautiful flowers from family.
My special quilting friends surprised me with this fabulous quilt,  hand pieced and hand quilted, and I'm not sure that I'm worthy of such a special gift. I love it and will treasure it because it was made with love and friendship as well as containing my favourites such as hand appliqued circles, hexagons and Civil War reproduction fabric. 
Another donated quilt top made in flannelette which I have quilted. 
Also I, finished crocheting a single bed blanket which is also going to Rochester for flood affected families. 
It was very annoying to get sick when I  had so many things to do as well as celebrations but that's life. I'm a bit behind with blog posts and hope to catch up soon.
Hugs, Jan Mac xx 


Saturday, February 18, 2023

Quilts From Many Groups.

Bronwyn Walkley ( Vic) has very kindly delivered more fabulous quilts,  including 14 from the Melbourne Modern Quilters,  2 from the Eaglemont Quilters and 3 from Patchworkers and Quilters Guild of Victoria. 

      These first and second quilts were beautifully made by the Eaglemont Quilters for the Ukrainian refugees  and these have been made in the colours of the Ukrainian flag.

The P's and Q's  quilts for children will soon be giving some warm hugs.

The quilts from the Melbourne Modern Quilters are in lovely bright colours and they are quite large so most will be donated to Rochester for our flood quilt drive. 

Donations from so many generous Quilters means that many people will soon be receiving a warm hug of comfort. We will still need large quilts for some time to help those affected by the floods in northern Victoria. 

Many thanks for your support everyone.  

Hugs, Jan Mac xx