Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Donation of Quilts

Yesterday this HUGE box arrived and it was full of wonderful quilts.  Thank you to the North of the Yarra Quilters for this very generous gesture.  We will make sure that these quilts go to the needy people in our region.  They will really appreciate the warmth and comfort a quilt can bring.

Here is the great pile of quilts just unpacked.  Members of NOTY quilters are to be congratulated on the fine work they do in their community quilting.
Our ladies are still hard at it producing vibrant, happy quilts for our flood victims.  This butterfly one will be sure to cheer someone up.

Angela has put together this beautiful bright quilt using some Kaffe Fassett scraps and other bright and cheerful prints.
Here are two more quilts where scraps have worked their magic!
Vicki has made a lovely strippy quilt.  She made this one as her house was being cleaned up after the floods.  Fortunately her sewing room was left unscathed.  A real flood quilt!
Dianne C made these sample squares up into a colourway nine patch quilt.  The squares were 4" and were found in our donation cupboard.

Thank you to all members who have donated their time, fabric etc. and made these quilts possible.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

From Scrappy Beginnings

From time to time the club receives donations of fabric and orphan blocks from  members and their friends.  Thus, when the need arises, we are able to put some of them together and make them up into quilts.  Many of the quilts we are going to show on the blog over the next few weeks are wholly and solely put together from what has been donated.  It is truly amazing what wonderful quilts can be made from the smallest pieces of fabrics, and the whole process reminds us of how patchwork started in the first place!

We would like to thank some sponsors who have helped us greatly in all sorts of ways to bring these quilts together:

Kathy and Geoff Adams from Koolkat Quilting
Lyn Crump from Busy Quilting
Sue and Colleen from Indigo Niche
Lisa from Precious Time  (Cnr David & Holberton St Toowoomba)
Saba's  (Ruthven St)
Shirley Bourke Crafts (187 Ruthven St)

We would also like to thank friends and relatives of our members who have given us some wonderful donations of fabrics, notions, threads etc.  We are very appreciative, and putting it all to good use.