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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Next small project.

The Queensland floods and cyclone, followed by the New Zealand earthquakes, have galvanised the craft community into action. As with past global catastrophes, quilters and stitchers immediately get busy making things to send to people who have suffered such terrible losses. Helen over at Hugs From Helen has asked her readers to stitch blocks for the Aussie spirits quilts that she has designed, and when the blocks all come back to her, they will be made up into quilts to be raffled to raise funds for Queenslanders. She sends the volunteer stitchers the fabric with the design already printed on it, plus a length of floss which she has selected. So all the blocks are of the same fabric, and using the same coloured thread. Clever and well organised lady! I offered to stitch a block, and Helen sent me this one - NSW with the waratah emblem. I'm anticipating that most of this will be stitched while Ken is in and out of hospital appointments in the coming weeks!

3 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Wow, she is organised. What a great way to raise some funds. Liked your biscornu pieces too

Lyndel said...

look forward to seeing that finished, I love Waratahs.

Flo and Olive Vintage said...

I love how the crafting community rallies in the wake of such disasters! You must come up to St Andrews or down to Camberwell Market sometime! Based on your blogs I think you would have a lot of fun at the later... Ryn xx