Thursday, February 12, 2009
Time to busy those hands!
I wrote yesterday about a family that had been affected by the bushfires, a family that as a community we were able to put a face to, to hear their story and to do something practical to help as opposed to loading donations of goods on a truck and wondering if they ever found a new home. I was able to busy my mind shopping for this family and feel as though I was actually doing something practical. I knew the new baby needed a quilt and who better to call on than my friend at OzCountryQuiltingMum. I knew Tracey had kept her hands busy on the weekend when the fires were raging and made a quilt that needed a new home. Sure enough I have a future in matchmaking and Tracey visited the new Mum and baby in hospital yesterday. They talked about the loss and about the wonderful patchwork she had in her home even though she was not a sewer herself and an idea was born! We are calling on all quilters out there who would like to help by making a block. We are thinking a sampler quilt, blocks 12 1/2" with seam allowance (so 12" finished), in country style (the lady's favorite), plaids, creams rather than white, burgundy, checks etc. If you would like to help make up your favorite block and get it in the post as soon as you are able. If we receive too many blocks we will make them into other quilts and this family will help us find other recipients in her area that survived. If you can help hop on over to http://ozcountryquiltingmum.blogspot.com/ , let Tracey know then get those fingers busy!!!