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Posted on 06 Oct 2014

News 6th October 2014

Since our last update, Harmony F and Rachel B’s quilts have opened and closed, and the Good Night, Sleep Tight SAL has opened. Thank you to everyone who signed up to stitch for these quilts. Harmony and Rachel are the 4th and 5th children we have stitched for. As word gets around hopefully this number will grow.

Quilting has commenced on the Purple Theme SAL and this quilt is well under way to being completed. This will not be our first emergency quilt; that honour will go to a partially completed quilt (Teddies) we received from Quilts4Kids. This quilt should be completed within the next day or so.

Squares have been received from the following people: Cheryl Connor x 1
Anne Shackles x 2
Sarah W x 2
Kylie Moran x 2
EE (Beth) Filmer x 11
Elaine Ainsworth x 3
Debbie x 2
Becky Mclinn x 3
Nicola Davenport x 2
Donna Sharpe x 3
Shirley Clarke x 1
Jan Schillo x 1
Janet Ramsden x 3
Seren x 2
Jeneen x 1
Diana Tanner x 1
Carol Ayling x 1
Helen Batley x 2
Lucinda Phillips x 2
Shona Paterson x 1
Laurel Cooper x 2
Anne x 3
and, another 20 squares have been uploaded from the parcels received from Quilts4Kids in June.

And, lastly, many thanks to those who have sent in monetary contributions. Your added generosity is very much appreciated. We have a good supply of border and backing fabric now on hand, and as funds come in we will try and build up our sashing fabric and wadding supplies.

Posted on 04 Aug 2014

News 4th August 2014

Although there hasn’t been a news report for a while it doesn’t mean activity has ceased. Diana has been trying to wash and dry material and squares in inclement weather. We’ve finally had some sunny weather which has helped greatly with the drying. She’s also been busy making some rag quilts for a family of 8 children who lost their home and all their possessions in a fire about three weeks ago. This has helped her test out a new walking foot for her sewing machine, prior to using it on a LQ.

The Ice Cream quilt has been opened.

Since our last update, squares were received from the following people:
Shirley Clarke x 1
Lucinda Phillips x 1
Moira Anne Jeffcoat x 3
Carol Ayling x 2
Ruth Swinton x 1
Seren x 2
Jill Smith x 4
Janet Ramsden x 6
EE (Beth) Filmer x 2
Tracey Jarman x 2
Sandra Wright x 2
Rachel Green x 1

We passed 100 Facebook members in July and have now started our march toward 200. Don’t forget to mention us to your friends.

A special thank you to those who have sent in monetary contributions. You have no idea how much they have been appreciated.

Posted on 30 Jun 2014

News 30th June 2014

We are now nearly 2 months old – how time flies!

One busy little washing machine is slowly plowing it’s way through an assortment of doona covers and fabrics. It is slow going as the wintry conditions making drying a challenge, but progress is being made.

The squares that came in from Quilts4Kids are slowly being sorted. To date 87 have been photographed and uploaded to the website. Because of this, we now have more of our Any Child categories set up. If you would like to stitch without a deadline, then an Any Child square would be perfect for you. All the fun of stitching with no deadline stress. Have a look at the categories listed and maybe stitch for categories that don’t have many squares yet.

A square was also received from Sha Ward.

Our Facebook membership now stands at 95! We creep steadily toward 100….

Thank you to all who have sent in monetary love gifts. It all helps.

Posted on 22 Jun 2014

News 22nd June 2014

Lots of squares arrived this week. Firstly, a lovely heart from Susan De Tert for the Purple SAL. Then, two big parcels arrived from Quilts4Kids. These are squares that were left over when Q4K closed last year. There were lots of them. Some have been added to our website already; the others will be uploaded when they have been sorted. These will be made into quilts as soon as themes can be set and fabrics sourced. LQAu thanks Linde very much for this valuable contribution. As much as possible, the squares will be uploaded under the stitchers details, so if you know of anyone who sent Any Child squares into Q4K and didn’t see their square/s appear on a quilt, please give them our web link so they can see if we’ve received their squares, and keep updated with how we use them.

The “I Spy-P” quilt closed. That means we now have 6 signed up quilts on the go. Please keep promoting us within your communities to parents of children who may be eligible for one of our special quilts.

Our Facebook members now stands at 81. It is lovely to see WIP from the stitchers. Thank you for all your posts. It is wonderful to see where you are up to with your stitching.

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