Friday, 21 October 2016

Weekly Dispatches 21 October 16

Well it has been a huge week but a massively productive one...

On Tuesday I had  the priviledge of presenting a quilt to a recipient who missed out on getting hers whilst she was deployed.   One of the first things she said to me was 

"Your quilts and laundry bags are everywhere over there... 
and they are so appreciated and loved".  

On Wednesday I had a meeting at HMAS Harman to discuss the dinner and finalise many of the plans and progress a few more.  It is going to be a very special night.  Guests number around 120-150 with quilters flying in from Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and even Western Australia!!!  There will be quite a number of uniformed guests and many of them are recipients. 

We will have at least two surprise Auction prizes.... can't tell you what they are and I am sorry but if you are not there you will not be able to bid for them. 

On the Wednesday afternoon a few of us met at the home of Jackie Turnbull.   Those of you who attended the morning tea at RAAF Glenbrook will remember the lovely Jackie.  There may be a daytime sewing group starting up in Canberra so let me know if you are interested.

Now for the show and tell for this week.... some awesome quilts and bags to show off too...

Well done everyone!!!

So far for 2016 we have sent off 2472 laundry bags 

which brings us to a total of  12760 since we started...


We have also sent 1198 quilts 

bringing our total since we started to over 6448 quilts


Tracey M from Me and My Janome (a group that had a retreat and made Laundry bags..)

Wendy T 

Ann W 

Ann W ran a sewnig day at Kraft Daze in Perth and the end result was 40 lovely laundry bags..... 

Barbara E from the Me and My Janome Group.

Bev C 

Blocks of the Month quilted by Cath M

Clare D using BOMs and other blocks....



Clare D 

Heather from the Chocalyn Laugh-a-lot Group


Jackie S 

Jacqui D 

Janet L

Janis K 

Gail pieced this one and I think Bridget quilted it.


Joanne H QLD

Joy H 

Kay C 

Kim A 

Leanne McD

Lorraine H 

Louise and the Dolphin Quilters

Lynda and the MUC Pilgrim Patchworkers....

Lynn, quilted by Bridget

Lynn, quilted by Lorraine S

Marg C 

Meredith B 


Sue N 

Sue O'D

Till next time..... keep spreading the word and happy stitching!

Jan-Maree xx