Monday, May 4, 2009

There They Are!

Yesterday, I mentioned the Australian quilters who are angels of compassion.  They put out a call for blocks and the blocks started rolling in from around the world.   It was exciting to spot my blocks in some of the photos that were posted on Tracey's blog, and how the experience made blogging become more concrete in my mind.  

Tonight, just for the fun of it, I wondered if I could cut and paste the post from Tracey's blog.   It is not so much that I want to show you my blocks, because they are rather unremarkable compared to the beauties you will see, yet, it is more that I want to showcase Tracey and her quilting group working together to do something very extraordinary to help the victims of the Australian wildfires. 


MONDAY, APRIL 06, 2009

Friday night quilt group.

Our Friday night quilt group is normally a fairly relaxing affair; we catch up on the month's news, share show and tell and husband stories, find out what each others kids are doing, eat too much chocolate supper and drink a lot of coffee or Robyn's essence of Dandelion tea...then realise it's midnight and we should go home, problems of the world all fixed for another month!

Laast Friday night's quilters was at my house...and there was no time..nor room for that relax!

The girls were confronted with hundreds of blocks and quilts and proceeded to continue the sort...

..and continue the sort..

I wish I had taken photos of every group of quilt blocks that were grouped, but here are two...

We found this late in the night in a bag of fabric from Darla in the Blue Mountains, it had slipped through the initial ID process, the circles are all sewn on and in strips. This appealed to Chris as a project so has gone home with her for the holidays, as have a few others. In fact all the girls took sorted blocks home that appealed to them to sew into tops...Well done girls!


We were having fun with stars here, eventually came up with a full star quilt..


-that I think went home with Kath.

Kerrin, on the right of the previous photo took home a mainly pink and blue assortment of blocks. She has already finished the top and called for more blocks!(Her husband was away on a fishing trip!)

The girls couldn't believe the generosity shown, many beautiful blocks! Lise and I were more than happy to share the sewing.......


Are you as touched by these extraordinary quilters?  I would love to hear your thoughts.


Orcsmom said...

You are truly an angel! Are they still accepted blocks, and if so, where so I send them. I would love to be a part of this! Thanks for you help regarding the pictures. Hopefully, tomorrow I will have them posted.

Ryder and Callie said...

Looks like you are staying busy with fun activities. We are busy packing and preparing for the arrival of our dearest daddy!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi, well done, the cutting and pasting worked, clever you!!
Welcome to blog land,-and thanks for the blocks, they are all being busily sewn for special fire affected families, love tracey