Friday, 17 November 2017

Weekly Dispatches 17 November 2017

Hi all

Jan-Maree here this week. Shelley is off doing family stuff :-)  
What a great week we have had.... 


So far for 2017 we have sent off 1576 quilts 
bringing our total since we started to over 8,219 quilts

&
 
2953 laundry bags for the year 
which brings us to a total of 16,130 since we started...

Just check those numbers again....

over 16,000 laundry bags have been made and sent... 
WOW!!

A couple of years ago we were asked to make some quilts to be used in the hospital in Iraq on the beds in the two wards where our coalition patients are treated. Well those quilts have done their duty and it is now time to freshen them up so new quilts have been made.   As there are two wards, a Kiwi named ward and an Aussie names ward, we have done four quilts in each theme. 

 These first 4 quilts are the Aussie themed quilts...   These were put together from blocks you all sent in by the ladies who sew in Penrith and then were quilted by Keryn...

  



And these quilts will go in the Kiwi ward and were made from blocks sent to Lynn by the crew that do the blocks for our Mystery Quilts.   Lynn made the quilt tops and they were then quilted by Covers of Love.







We have also sent another quilt over to the Middle East to decorate a Reading Room. This is where the troops read stories, either over skype, or they record them so that their children can listen to them before they go to bed.   This quilt hangs in an area jointly used by Aussies and Brits, hence the dual flavour of this quilt.

 Anna C 

 Anna C 


Arthur 

 Beth H

 Bev C 

Bev C  

 Bev F 
 Bev F 

 Bev F 

 Bev F 

 Bev F 

 Bev U 

 BOM Judy Mac
 BOM top by Jenny D, Appliqué by Jennifer W, Quilting by Lynne V, Binding by Cheryl DP

 BOMs top by Di G, Star Wars blocks by Vicki S Quilted by Mary M
 Bridget

 Bridget

 Krazy Kwilters

 Carolyn M

 Cathie J 

 Chris E

 Chris E

 Chris E

 Chris E

 Chris E

Chris E 

 Chris E

 Chris E

 Chris E

 Christine K 

 Christine K 


 Deb B 

 Diann

 Diann

 Emanuele

 Jacqui D 

 Janet L 



 Jean 

 Jean 

 Jean

 Jean 

 Jean

 Jean 

 Jean C 

Jean C  

 Jean 
Jennifer L

 Jenny J 

 Jenny W 

 Jo B 

 Jo B 

 Joy H

 Joy H 

 Kerry L 

 Krazy Kwilters

 Lisa N 

 Lisa N 

 Lisa R 

 Louise C 

  Louise C 

  Louise C 

  Louise C 

  Louise C 

  Louise C 

  Lynn Bridget 

Lynn Bridget 

 Mae 

 Mae 

 Mae 

 Mae

 Mae


 Mae

Mae 
 Mae

 Mae

 Mae

 Mae

Nicole Front 

 Nicole W Back 


 Nicole W front 

Nicole W back 

 Melissa L 

 Pennie

 Pennie

Pennie 


 Pennie  


 Raeleen 

 Robyn Wo

 Ruth S 
 Ruth S 
 Ruth S 
 Sally R 

 Sally R 

 Sandy C and Lynne V

 Sue N 

 Sue Pa

 Sue Pr

 Top by Jean B and Sandy Co and quilted by Corrina and Caitlin N
 Top by Kerry B and applique by Bridget

 WPH ladies 

 Jo M 

Jennifer W

Have a great weekend all.   I have a busy one planned, hopefully with some sewing included on Sunday. 

Till next time...... Keep spreading the word, happy stitching and please treat each other kindly

Jan-Maree  xx