Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The first quilts to be sent next year

I've started on quilts for next year. These bright quilts have fabrics sent by Joan as their theme fabric (centre and border).

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Home again!

We are home from our travels! Had a wonderful time with Christina and Peter when we delivered the box of fabric from Jo - lovely friendly people and great new friends. I am very envious of Christina's sewing room - it is about 3 times the size of mine!

We had a break in a long driving day at The Craft Depot, Pennant Hills. they had a sale on, so i bought some more fabric for the orphanage quilts at $5, $8 and $12 per metre. Now we will have to stop buying fabric and start making the next lot of quilts!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Another quilt top, and signing off for a while

Over the last week i cut two more quilt tops, using the beautiful orange batiks sent by Joan as the theme fabrics, and yesterday sewed one top, and Audrey began the other. They are looking bright enough to need sunnies - lovely!

I'll be away for 3 weeks or so. We are going south in our caravan, delivering a box of fabric etc to Christina (see her blog in related links: We Care). Well, thats our excuse! Keep up with our travels on our travel blog if you like:

Friday, October 15, 2010

Another fabric donation!

A lovely big bag of fabric arrived today, from Chris in Rocky. Its very pretty, Chris! Cant wait to get sewing!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

20 quilts posted!

Today we boxed up 20 quilts into 4 cartons, and posted them off to Zimbabwe. Used heaps of packaging tape! Now we have to be patient till they arrive - anywhere between 3 and 5 months, or maybe more . . .

Thursday, October 7, 2010

More fabric and boy quilts

Another bag of fabric arrived from Joan in Tassie yesterday. The washing line is now full of lovely bright fabric getting rained on !

And i finished two more boy quilts from the fabric Jo gave us. We now have 19 bed quilts and one "road" playmat quilt (also from Jo) ready to be sent off, complete with 8 hotwheels cars, a bargain buy from Big W (8 for $10). Boxing and posting will be next weeks task!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Quilts in Zim

We received this lovely little video this week, from the orphanage

Monday, October 4, 2010

More fabric donated!

I just opened a lovely big postbag from my friend Joan in Tassie! Thanks so much Joan - they are beautiful bright fabrics, and even some cats! I especially love the orange batiks.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Library Book Sale

Community groups in Logan get the opportunity to run the Saturday library book sale, of books weeded out from the library. Yesterday we had a turn, and made $178.30. Since books are 50c or $1, and magazines 20c, this was quite good.

I have to admit that the three of us bought 9 bags of books between us, so that helped!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

One in A Million

One in a Million

This video will give you some idea of the work of the Childrens Village and their current project. If you watch closely you'll see some of our quilts in the background!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Boys Quilts

Today I finished the second of the two boys quilts I've been working on. Jo donated most of the fabric for these two, as well as many to come. Thanks Jo!

Next will be two more very similar, and already begun.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Quilts by Jackie and Audrey

I just got the photos of these quilts made by Jackie and Audrey. They are a couple of our favorite patterns, that we use over and over in different fabric.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

the latest quilt

Today I finished my latest quilt - the third and last of the pink, green and white ones. There's another with the pink and green reversed, and you can see the third here. Jackie began sewing a new diagonal one, also for a girl, and i began one for a boy using some of the fabric donated by my friend Jo.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Cheap Polar Fleece

I just bought fabric for the backing of 11 quilts from Spotlight, at half price! Sales are so helpful :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Lots of fabric, and three children receive their quilts

So far we have made and sent 62 quilts to the Sandra Jones Childrens Village in Zimbabwe. We've just been given 4 bags of fabric and partially made quilts, and I've spent this week sorting and washing. Today I planned and cut two single bed quilts for little boys .

This week I also prepared a pink, green and white quilt for quilting, and quilted another from the same fabric. These are for the main group in the village - girls who have been raped repeatedly in their home situation.

And our sponsored children were given their quilts - though the camera was a bit overwhelming they were very very happy. Other quilts are waiting to be given to new owners.