Wednesday, 11 February 2009

A Challenge

I don’t think any of us aren’t feeling terrible sorrow over the loss of life in the Victorian bushfires. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to help those poor people, but as a way of showing the survivors who have lost everything that we care, quilters everywhere are putting their hands up to give &/or make quilts.

For those of you following my blog you will know that finishing projects is not something I excel at, let’s just say it’s not my forte, so I don’t have a stash of quilts I can dip into to donate, BUT I do have a stash of fabric that I can dip into, so I will.

A suggestion has been made on one of the Oz quilt lists that we make qayg (quilt as you go) blocks to donate. Here is a link to a tutorial on the blocks. They are very quick & easy & make up into beautiful quilts.

http://sewmanyquiltstoolittletime.blogspot.com./

qayg

Jan Mac has been a friend of mine for over a decade now & in that time she has made 100’s probably 1000’s of quilts for worthy causes so this is her forte!!!!

I plan to start pulling & preparing fabrics tomorrow, cutting on Friday & sewing from Saturday until I………….. well until I fall in a heap.

I will document my progress, actually that might be Rowan’s job, I’ll be busy sewing. Please feel free to join in & make your own blocks. Let’s see how many we can produce between us.

I’ve added some positive pics after all the terrible images we’ve seen this week.

Koala2

 

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2 comments:

virtualquilter said...

I already have been thinking about putting together some packs for quilters, not so much fabric, but definitely books and magazines, neddles and pins, threads, scissors, cutters, etc! Might have to draw the line at mats and rulers because they would be hard to transport, but the other tools we expect to find in our sewing baskets and rooms.
Judy B

Nicole and Phil said...

it's great how so many people are pulling together to help those that have gone through so much!