Hello again readers ..... remember I recently mentioned that we were now in the process of connecting with Romania?
Well on Wednesday we were blessed to be able to be involved with providing more quilts to the Foundations Worldwide ministry. This organisation sends two 40' sealed containers a year to Romania and we are thrilled to be able to partner with them in sending quilts to those in need in that country. Gaynor has just messaged me with the following details ... in her words ... 'Three men two SVU's and it all fitted into one car. What a lovely man is Ford and he has promised us some photos when they arrive. The first 41 quilts are already on the ocean and will arrive in Romania mid November'.
The quilts we were able to provide this week brings (I think) the total number of quilts provided to around 200. How wonderful :) I do indeed look forward to seeing and sharing the photographs of our quilts at their destination with you all.
Now a further update on some wonderful, and extremely welcome, fabric donations that have found their way to our Barn since last I blogged.
Last week our Pauline dropped off a lot of material and wadding that had been given to her over the past months. I would like to say a big thank you to
the following people who made the donation possible :
Lynda - for the backing sheets. Always an extremely helpful donation as often larger pieces of uncut fabric are hard to find in our existing 'stash'.
Helen - lovely material for the library bags sent to Vanuatu. Some of this material will be used for backings for kiddies quilts.
Grace - for quilt materials, and bindings. Where would we be without the generosity of 'destashers' who gift us thus?
Veronica - for a lot of materials for backing and quilt tops. I look forward to photographing these donations.
Laurelle - lots of material with cat designs - great for childrens quilts. How lovely, cannot wait to see them.
Merri - received a lot of material from her friend Gemmy and sister who gave us just so much material, backing and 2 bags of batting which will be
so handy. Yes indeed, wadding is such an important part of our quilting ... and what a generous blessing, Thank you.
Many thanks to you all as you bless so many others. We truly are appreciative of these gifts ... without them, projects such as the quilts we have sent to Romania would be so hard to keep up with. 'Fabric in ... quilts out' .... what a wonderful cycle it is indeed. Thank you so very much ladies :)
Till nest Blog update, and accompanying photographs ... blessings to all,
Gaynor Peterson ...phone (03)9756 7950
Susan Hamilton .....phone (03)9737 1825
Our postal address (for donations) is P.O Box 398 Monbulk Victoria 3793