Friday, November 26, 2010

Thank you so much....

..to all the bloggers who have responded to my call for hearts. I am constantly amazed at the power of the internet, and how a message can spread.

There is no actual cut-off date but I want to start making quilts ASAP, and would particularly like to get the children's ones to them by Christmas. At this stage (bearing in mind that I only started this 24 hours ago), I don't have the ages and numbers of children involved but I have someone finding this out. So if you or your quilting group are making blocks, the sooner the better is what to aim for.

For thos who are assembling quilt tops - realistically, I think we will aim for single bed size (for children) and lap sized quilts, as large bed quilts are going to take too long to assemble and quilt.

I am happy for anyone who wants to help to put a link on their blog to mine.

Thank you everyone, the quilting community is indeed a wonderful, generous group of people.

8 comments:

Marls said...

Thsnks for organising this Shirley. I have alot of childrens prints so will assemble some tops and get them to you.
Also have an adult quilt I will send. If we can help in any way to ease the pain the families must be feeling.

Hazel said...

Hi Shirley, I run a fabric business Sew Addictive Fabrics and would love to donate some fat quarters towards this fabulous idea, would this be helpful to you?
Kind Regards
Hazel Win

Deborah said...

24 hearts in the post. I included several prints that were "male friendly" surfing, fish, jazz - as well as the easy to find pink fairies...

Melody said...

You are such a good person. I've put a link on my blog and am working on mine now.

Julze said...

What a wonderful thing to do.
I want to help too.

Julia (in Whangarei, N.Z)

Julia said...

hearts will be in the mail on Monday Shirley...
I have a link on my blog..
My heart goes out to the families..
Julia ♥

Kris said...

Shirley - Hearts and 9-patches will be on their way to you on Monday!!! Also, I have written a post on my blog sending folks your way to find out what you need and where to send them!! Thank you for letting us help and many prayers for the families of these poor miners!!!

marina said...

I have posted my hearts this week and hope to get some more done next week too. It is wonderful that you are organising this. It must be a massive project. I know people that were recipients of bushfire quilts here in Australia and they were very pleased to receive them.