Wednesday, 4 July 2012

We have a bank account!!!

Yesterday I kind of felt that Aussie Heroes grew up a little. 

 We opened up our bank account!  

I don't expect lots and lots of donations but it is nice to be in a position where we can accept them if they are offered which up to now it has been a little hard to do.  

Lots of lovely mail again. 

First up Bernice sent some more gorgeous green Strippy String Blocks.   
That means I now have 8 of these!    I think they look really fresh.

Next a lovely blogger from the States, Aunt Spicy,  sent me these great Wonky Star blocks 

 and about 2m of fabric to go with them.  I see a fun and funky quilt coming from this lot!
 Thanks Aunt Spicy - love that name!

These two quilt tops are from Edith who says she has some more girly ones coming too.


 I think this one needs to be marked appropriately so that a dog handler gets it.


 And last but not least you may remember me asking if anyone was interested in making a quilt for a Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot who had been to East Timor.  Actually his brother received an Aussie Hero Quilt whilst in Afghanistan and he was a little jealous that he never got one.  

Well, as far as I am concerned he served overseas, and I have since learned that he flew helos during the flood relief as well, so he deserves a quilt.  

Liz from WA volunteered to make his quilt and here it is.  Not sure when it will be handed over but stay tuned.   A simple chinese coin design but so effective.  

We might have to do these one month for a BOM- what do you think?
Well, that is it for me tonight.  I have to get back to sorting the mountain of donated fabric we have received in the last few days.

Oh, nearly forgot.  

Coffee Anyone?

I am going to be in Melbourne on the 14th of July for my MILs birthday.  Anyone interested in a coffee on that morning in the Doncaster area let me know.  I would love to meet some of you Melbourne ladies, quilters or spouses. Gents welcome too!   Just leave a comment or send me an email if you think you can make it 

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

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations Jan-Maree - cash donations will be very helpful with the purchase of batting, etc.

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  2. Oh the dog quilt is amazing!! So sad to hear a dog was killed this week too. This will cheer them up & lift their spirits.
    Congratulations on the bank account, off to deposit shortly, thank you for everything you do!! Love Posie

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  3. Woo Hoo, you're getting so 'with it' now...bank account, pdf'd tutorials...what next? lol Congrat's on the bank account. Although I live closer to the Vic border, than Adelaide, but alas, still not close enough to Doncaster to meet up for a cuppa.....grrrrrrrrr

    Love the quilts...the dog handler one is gorgeous....as are all the quilts the Friends of AHQ produce.

    Hugs
    Nomes (The wannabe!)

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  4. Wow,what lovely blocks and quilts.....I love them all, especially the doggie one, and the ninepatch, and the stars and the lovely green string blocks, and I can never see enough of the gorgeous quilts Liz from WA makes with her kangaroo signature blocks on each one. The helicopter pilot will love it I am sure.
    Congratulations on getting a bank account opened, hopefully the donations will start to flow in soon.
    Congratulations Jan-Maree on what you are doing with AHQ's, you are doing such an amazing job.

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  5. So glad that it all made it to you...hopefully it will make a great quilt! You are doing such an amazing job serving those who serve!

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  6. Such a fantastic response to your fabric donations! and those quilts are just lovely.

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  7. We are having our Christmas In July meeting that day, I cannot miss that, such a shame, i would have loved to meet you while you were here in Melbourne. I hope you get lots of people meeting you for coffee.

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  8. BOTM in pdf form FANTASTIC!

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