Well goodness me .. it's 2018 .. and so begins another year for the Quilts for Orphans group. And our year started off well, with a lovely donation of fabrics and some quilts in various stages of completion .. courtesy of Bron Slagter. Such a blessing that will be put to very good use when we gather in February to recommence our stitching for the year ahead.
Thank you so very much for thinking of us as you 'destashed' recently Bron ... its always exciting to unpack bags of fabric and we appreciate the handiwork put into quilts and tops that you gifted to us.
And for those who have donated fabrics and/or quilt tops since we last gathered in December, I assure you that they will be photographed and shown here as soon as we resume in February. In the interim, following our departure from the Barn in December, they have been put in storage awaiting our new working space. So please don't think we are unappreciative ... and we are extremely thankful for your kindness and generosity to us.
We will be busy this year and have already been invited to participate in the Monbulk Quilt Show in early March, so watch this space (and our website) for further details as they become available.
I'll make this Blogpost short and sweet as we are still in 'hiatus' and will soon be meeting and planning our projects for the coming year, but before I close I will put our contact details here.
Our Postal address remains the same and our email details are also here for your use. Alternately we may be contacted through our website and for those on social media you can follow us on Facebook :)
Co-ordinator: Annette Stone .... phone (03) 9737 9511
Blogger: Susan Hamilton .....phone (03)9737 1825
Our postal address (for donations) is P.O Box 398 Monbulk Victoria 3793
And .... we are www.quiltsforphans.org
On 'social media' aka Facebook find us at https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsForOrphans/
Check out the following Links:
https://www.facebook.com/Chelseaonesock .... for delightful retro fabric childrens clothing
https://kayleenwest.com.au .... for Art with a positive spirit
https://mellyandme.typepad.com .... creative clothing etc for children
https://mrsmartinsquiltshop.typepad.com/ ...whose customer blessed us with awesome fabric
We also stitch for the following Childrens Homes ....
https://www.butterflych.org/.... for news about the Butterfly Palliative Care hospice in China
And their very own Blog ... which is beautifully written and contains inspirational stories on the children in their care. See the Link below:
www.freetobekids.org/- .... the rescue organisation that frees children from slavery and exploitation
www.hopefosterhome.com ... the babies we are creating crib quilts for in China ...
www.zoehopeproject.blogspot.com .... giving hope to children in Zambia.
https://english.chinaconcern.org/ ... more children in China that we have stitched for ...
https://www.lolachildrensfund.org/ .... in Ethiopia
https://www.fikelela.org.za/orphan.asp .... the Fikelala AIDS Project in Capetown
https://mifanmama.com/Shining_Star_2.html the Home for vision impaired children in Shanghai
www.jewelsofhope.org ... the project we stitch for in Lesotho Southern Africa
The Matombo Village Project vimeo.com/217129149