Friday, February 3, 2023

More Deliveries.

Pam Neenan very kindly delivered donations to Backpacks 4 Vic Kids today and it's a huge help. We donated 7 quilts, 10 knitted blankets,  57 Santa Sacks,  42 teddies with their handmade jumpers, 21 knitted teddies,  14 drawstring bags,  8 library bags,  10 handknits for toddlers and babies,  baby wraps and clothes,new story books, and school supplies. 
I've been busy quilting as wellas making more Santa Sacks and drawstring bags which are always in demand. 
It's been a big week of delivering donations and I'm very grateful for all of your support. 
Hugs, Jan Mac xx 


Thursday, February 2, 2023

Comings and Goings.

On Tuesday we delivered 15 quilts to Eastern Palliative Care where they were very happy to receive them.  Lorraine Bradley  also donated 8 beautifully knitted premmie jackets for Life's Little Treasures. 
Norma Aitken and Waverley Patchworkers donated 6 library bags, a bag of new slippers, some fabric,  new books and fabric.
Wednesday we delivered 1 quilt for a 3 year Ukrainian girl as well as a bigger donation to Big Group Hug which is based in Bundoora and helps disadvantaged children. 

We donated 16 knitted/crocheted blankets,  10 knitted teddies, 70 knitted beanies,  20 library bags, 20 drawstring bags,  5 scarves, a bag of new slippers, some hand knitted jumpers for toddlers,  and new clothes.

They are also in need of baby's bibs, booties and beanies, as well as soap pouches,  drawstring bags and clothes for children. 

Many thanks for your generous support everyone. 

Hugs, Jan Mac xx 

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Varied Donations.

Ann Lynch from Victoria is a generous supporter of Oz Comfort Quilts and she has been very busy sewing and knitting. She donated 7 library bags, 22 drawstring bags, 13 Santa Sacks,  7 beautifully knitted cardigans for premmie babies, 8 lovely quilt tops and 48 lovely QAYG blocks measuring 6 inches square. 

Thanks so much for your continued support,  Ann. Lots of children will benefit from your generous donations. 

Hugs, Jan Mac  

Friday, January 27, 2023

Ten Fabulous Arrivals.

Lorraine Koenen and her friend,  Jenny, have sent a huge box containing these 10 fabulous quilts. 
We're gathering quilts for the flood quilt drive as well as providing quilts for the organisations we normally support so all quilts are welcome for donation. We've had requests for more quilts from a palliative care provider and it's lovely to hear that our quilts are welcomed and much appreciated. 

These fabulous quilts will be distributed to our flood quilt drive, palliative care patients,  and children in foster care.

Many thanks for your generous support ladies.

Hugs, Jan Mac xx 


Thursday, January 26, 2023

Happy Australia Day.

I've had a few free days this week so more quilting was the result and it's great to have more quilts ready to donate, especially as one of the palliative care providers has requested more quilts for their clients. Even though we're running a quilt drive for flood affected communities we're still providing quilts for the other organisations we support.

 This lovely quilt top  in pink was donated by Diane Cutting from ACT. 

Marion Thompson (Vic) donated this cute baby quilt top.
Marg Spencer (Vic) donated these cute QAYG blocks for a child's quilt.
Ann Lynch  (Vic) has donated the cute quilt tops above and below for children. 
These lovely QAYG blocks were donated by Marie Lee and the Victorian Quilter's Association.  A big congratulations to Marie for being awarded the OAM today, for her tireless work promoting quilting and supporting Quilters by holding Gift Quilt days for Vic Quilters. 
Jean O'Connor ( Vic) made the next lovely quilt top and Mary Anne Rooney donated the batting,  backing and binding. 
Another lovely QAYG quilt made by combining blocks from several Quilters.

 Many thanks everyone for your generous donations and support. I hope you all enjoyed your Australia Day and had some quiet time for stitching. 

Hugs, Jan Mac xx 

Monday, January 23, 2023

Some More Finishes.

Fran Cox has donated a Halloween themed quilt top, with batting and backing, which was already basted so it was a fairly quick job to finish. 
Lesley Lowe and the Kyabram quilters have donated many lovely quilt tops and this cute I Spy quilt top was donated by them.
Lyn Betts also donated several quilt tops with backing and binding and it's a colourful one for a child.
Another donated quilt top which didn't have a name attached so please let me know if you recognise it.
Sharon Siacci of Beyond Meander Quilting has very generously donated her time to professionally quilt 3 beautiful quilt tops made by Diana Kenny. These 2 are special quilts and will be treasured. I still have to share a photo of Diana's third top when I  find suitable fabric for the binding.
I've had a productive few days of making drawstring bags, Santa Sacks and finishing quilts so it's been good to get some more finishes.  I should have more to share soon as I have more finishes just waiting for binding.
Hugs, Jan Mac xx 

Sunday, January 22, 2023

More Arrivals for Our Flood Quilt Drive.

Margot Bailey and friends have donated 26 beautifully knitted large teddy bears for children in care. 
Wendy Yates donated 4 beautifully crocheted baby blankets and 4 Santa Sacks.
Faye Hender and the Mallee Murray Quilters have been very busy and have donated another 9 beautiful quilts for our flood quilt drive for Rochester. 

Margaret Fleming donated another 8 lovely quilt tops as well as 48 lovely QAYG blocks. 

Mary Anne Rooney has been very busy using up her 2.5 inch squares and has made another 2 beautiful quilt tops as well as 23 QAYG blocks and a beautifully knitted baby blanket. 

Jan Baker has donated some yarn and a crocheted UFO. 
Many thanks everyone for your support. 
Hugs, Jan Mac xx