Sunday, June 30, 2024

Many Thanks Geelong Quilters.

These fabulous donations have been donated by some very generous quilters from Geelong.  Wendy Evans donated 2 fabulous quilts,  6 lovely quilt tops with backing and binding,  18 Santa Sacks and 96 QAYG blocks. 

LeeAllan Urbanski donated the next 2 lovely quilts as well as 2 beautiful quilt tops. 

Julie Elizabeth donated 4 lovely quilt tops with backings and bindings. 
Lisa Maher donated 3 lovely quilt tops with backing and binding. 
Barbara Dawson has been busy knitting and has donated 7 beautifully knitted baby jackets, 9 pair of booties and 8 beanies for babies. 
Barbara also donated 2 lovely quilt tops and 5 sets of binding. 

 Many thanks also to Norma Aitken for acting as courier to deliver all if these donations from Geelong.  A very big thank you to the Geelong quilters for their very generous support. 

Hugs, Jan Mac xx 

Friday, June 28, 2024

New Arrivals.

Gail Pan very generously donated these 3 fabulous quilts which will soon be giving warm hugs.

About a month ago I cut out fabric for 200 drawstring bags and Beverley Brooks and friends  very kindly made them up into bags. Beverley also cut up more fabric for those as well as tote bags.
Audrey Lile made 13 drawstring bags and 2 large bags.
Valerie Pell made 79 drawstring bags. 
Irene Ashcroft made 95 drawstring bags including 52 made from obsolete uniforms donated by Ambulance Victoria which will be distributed by Uniforms 4 Kids Victoria. I cut the fabric for the bags with one side uniform fabric and the other made by donated fabric which had been pieced.
Irene Ashcroft also made 17 tote bags and 33 large bags. 

Drawstring bags and tote bags are always in demand by many organisations as they serve so many purposes and also save lots of fabric from landfill.

Many thanks to all of our wonderful supporters who so generously use their skills and time to help others in need.

Hugs, Jan Mac xx 

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Fabulous Members of Oz Comfort Quilts.

The fabulous members of Oz Comfort Quilts continue to support us with more wonderful creations and donations.  Sue Ross (Vic) has sent a huge box filled with lots of knitting yarn and a beautiful quilt top.
Joy Walton  (Vic) has been busy knitting and has sent another parcel containing a beautifully knitted baby's blanket, 2 pair of booties,  11 lovely knitted beanies and 7 matching sets of beanies and booties.  Joy also very kindly donated $100 toward costs and it will be used to buy more much needed batting.
Helen Moll (NSW) has donated 2 beautiful quilt tops and a pack of QAYG blocks. 
Mary-anne Goss (SA) is the Queen of piecing and has sent 4 large quilt tops made from lots of small pieces. She's also been busy knitting and has donated 17 knitted booties. 

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

Hugs, Jan Mac xx  

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Taking It Quietly.

I've been resting up for the past 2 weeks while I recover from a respiratory viral infection so I am a bit behind with acknowledging the latest arrivals.  I'm slowly recovering so I  will catch up over the next few days.

Cathy Bruton and the Inverloch Chatty Crafters have been very busy and have donated 4 lovely quilts as well as 10 tote bags and some fabric.

Pam Neenan has donated a beautifully knitted scarf and 20 drawstring bags. 

Dianne Daly has been very busy knitting and sewing and sent 2 large parcels of donations including 16 beautifully crocheted beanies, 
14 pencil cases with pencils, 
9 pair of shorts,

10 bucket hats and 2 very cute dresses, all made from obsolete uniforms donated by Ambulance Victoria. 
As well as 5 overnight/nappy bags made from Ambulance Victoria flight suits.
Dianne also made 4 pair of long pants,
15 knitted small teddies,
2 crocheted blankets, 4 pair of booties,  1 knitted premmie jacket,
1 beautifully knitted baby blanket, 2 hearts, 10 soap pouches, hair clips,
3 Santa Sacks,  1 baby bib,
and 2 lovely quilts 

 Thank you all so much for generously donating your skills and time to help children in need. I hope you're all staying warm and enjoying your handicrafts.

Hugs, Jan Mac xx 

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Going Out.

 Today Pam Neenan very kindly couriered a car load of donations to Backpacks 4 Vic Kids for us. We donated 38 quilts,  15 teddies with custom made jumpers,  boxes of handknits, new books and toys, 10 pair of shorts and 3 very large bags of fleece fabric for their sewing group to make into tracksuit pants.

From Uniforms 4 Kids Victoria we also donated 10 pair of shorts and 2 bucket hats.

I've included a photo to show some of the shorts that I upcycled by covering the logo with a fabric badge. I also use feature fabric to cover up logos but if anyone has any of these type of badges they'd be great.

Many thanks everyone for your generous contributions. 

Hugs, Jan Mac xx 

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Warm Arrivals Part 2.

Continued on from the previous post - these donations all arrived over the past couple of days.

Michele Foote has donated 4 beautifully crocheted blankets as well as 6 knitted beanies and 10 beautifully knitted jumpers/cardigans. 

Margaret Fleming has been very busy sewing and has donated 69 drawstring bags in various sizes, as well as 13 quilt tops and 3 odd blocks.

Sandra McLay donated these 4 fabulous quilts as well as a lovely knitted jumper and a basket of donated fabric cut into 2.5 inch strips.

Thank you all so much for donating so many lovely items to help families in need this winter.

Hugs, Jan Mac xx