Today, the postie had to deliver my mail by car. There were 38 parcels. So after a week, I have received 1042 blocks (including some 9-patch), around 15 quilt tops and 6 completed quilts. I know there are many more blocks and a few completed quilts on their way.
As a result of an article in the local paper, I have 3 people each sewing together a quilt top.
What I do NOT have is help to sandwich, machine quilt and bind quilts to complete them. I am feeling very despondent today, especially as it's become clear that the NZ welfare system is failing me and I cannot rely on any measure of government support to help me pay my bills. I'm sorry to bring my personal problems to the blog again, and I'm so grateful to the people who have sent me money to help with my expenses.
I believe that I will have enough blocks to complete this project, so if you've just found the hearts blocks appeal, I do not need any more at this stage. Thank you.