Friday, 29 January 2016

Weekly Dispatches 29 January 16

G'day all. 

Well it has certainly been one very special week as most of you would know.  

Today brought another surprise. 

It is not every day that you receive a letter from the Premier of New South Wales. 



To top off a great week we have just crossed over another mile stone... 

over 8000 laundry bags....

 So far for 2016 we have sent off 185 laundry bags 

which brings us to a total of  8002 since we started...

and...

We have also sent 93 quilts 

bringing our total since we started to over 5356 quilts

Cath W 







 Anna N


Carol T 


Catherine J 


Denise H 


Donna P 



Felicity



Gai


Irene


Janeene


Jean 







Jenni Sim


Jenny W 




Jessica, Malakai and Lilliana


Jan-Maree


Just a note about this one, made by me. This laundry bag features the Torres Strait Islander flag.   I sought and received permission to reproduce the flag on our laundry bags and quilts, making a special effort to match the colours as closely as possible.


Jo R 




Joan 














Special mention to Joan who has made 100's of laundry bags for making her first quilt with the help of Stephanie T 


Joan H 



Joanne H (QLD)



Joanne S 



Kaye G 



Lesley P 





Lisa B 


Lorna







Lorraine S and quilted by Stephanie T 
This special quilt will be heading off to hang in a quiet space that the chaplain will use for counselling and other purposes with the Air Task Group. It will hang on the wall of the converted container to add some colour and warmth.   I could not think of a better use for one of our quilts.


Louise T and the Dolphin Quilters 


Lyn K 



Lynn, quilted by Leonie and bound by Julie Ann




Pennie and Amy


Sue P 

Val Ma


Have a great weekend everyone and stay safe. 



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

Jan-Maree  xx

6 comments:

  1. Fantastic letter from our premier JM... Great quilts and bags as usual, wonderful!

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  2. Hello J-M, wonderful to read of of your Medal of the Order of Australia. The deserving recognition a project, initiated by yourself and now at pandemic proportions!! You are successfully infecting all of the DF Personnel Civil Contingents deployed overseas with warmth from quilts/laundry bags, respect for their courage and compassion for mankind. Our sincere thanks to you for your initiative and the ADF for keeping us safe. Well done, it's a pleasure to have been a small part of the workings and praise all who help with sewing and Admin….. well done " Old Girl " m x

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  3. Another fantastic collection.

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  4. Another lovely group of quilts and laundry bags. Well done to all the makers and may each one bring much comfort to its recipient.

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  5. Another amazing milestone and lots of fabulous show and tell...

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