Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Wonderful efforts continue and a special request...

I asked this question on the Facebook page and thought I would ask it again here as there are lots of people who only follow one or the other.  How about leaving a comment and letting me know how you found out about Aussie Heroes.  I am trying to gauge what methods of spreading the word are most effective?

And look what one of those lovely facebook followers who commented put me on to : An article in the Central Western Daily, which I guess it their local paper, about Patchwork Orange's involvement in Aussie Heroes! You can read it all here or you can take my word for it - it is a great article and if I am not mistaken the author is one of the Facebook followers!

Not long after I found out about the article I received an email from Lucy from Patchwork Orange including pictures of the twelve fabulous laundry bags being mailed by them today! Way to go Patchwork Orange!

Now for something different. Remember this lovely soldier who went to the effort of having this photo taken and getting permission for me to publish it on my blog? 

Do you remember me saying that he was going to give his quilt to his son? Well he has asked if there is any way I could arrange a more feminine quilt so he could give one to his nine month old daughter. What do you all think? I am more than happy to do a little pretty sewing for this little girl especially as I really appreciate the effort he went to arranging a picture I was allowed to publish. I was wondering if anyone else wants to get involved too. If there is enough interest then I will come up with a plan. Leave a comment if you want to be part of it.  I am thinking a combination of pretty nine patch blocks like we did last month or maybe some snowball blocks ..........- suggestions most welcome -  ........only thing I know is I am thinking pink and pretty, girly and fun!

Don't forget to let me know if you have or are posting off any boxes.  My first 8 went today - more tomorrow hopefully!

Pictures too please!

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


  1. Love the Idea of the speical 'Pink" quilt for this little darling... An idea could be to do a 9 patch block and a plain block the same size with a Heart appliqued onto it... A symbol of our love to this very special family... x x

    Sue (pukmann@bordernet.com.au)

  2. Happy to send you some pretty pink blocks.
    Waht size is your nie patch???
    Oh I only do blogs not on facebook.
    I found out about you through Tarnyia...

  3. I don't want to sound pushy but I have a quilt here from donated fabrics

  4. I read about you here: http://sewprimkhris.blogspot.com.au/

  5. Pink sounds wonderful! Let me know the size of the blocks and I'll send some.

    I found about your efforts from your personal blog. ox

  6. Hi Jan-Maree

    I like the sound of the nine patch/pink hearts. It could even be an album/friendship block.... so many ideas.

    Susan, Mount Gambier

  7. I think I found you through http://www.sameliasmum.com/ I'll make some girly blocks! Just about to make some pinwheels- need to wash fabric...

  8. Hi Jan-Maree,
    I'm in! We have some pretty pink fabrics here.

  9. I found out about you and all that you and your angels do through Naomi Vela she is very passionate about your cause and getting other angels to help out

  10. Hi, I have just seen the link to this site on Posie Patchwork's Facebook page. I have also shared it and will be passing the info on to my mother as I think she and her quilting group might be interested. My brother was out in the Middle East and also up in E. Timor.

    Loving the job you are doing.