Hello again Readers …. just a quick Blogpost this time, firstly to thank very much our regular offsite quilting team of Edith and Sylvia for the delightful quilts that they sent us recently. Once again absolutely wonderful thank you both so very very much for your kindness. Also for the beautiful knitted beanies that came with them … is there no end to your talents and generosity?
And from the very kind Kate Wright in Cobram … these beautifully bright quilt tops, together with spools of thread … always a welcome addition :) Many thanks Kate … these are just gorgeous and brightened up a chilly winters day :)
Also … a message I just received from our Deborah .. many thanks to these kind ladies in Warrandyte. We truly appreciate you :)
'Jennifer and friend from Warrandyte donation of furnishing fabrics. Great for aprons and specialty crafts or quits backing. Jennifer is a member of the Draught Horse group who found us last November at our stall at Mont Delancy Draught Horse Festival. Extremely kind of Jennifer and her friend to gift such a large volume of fabric'
And now announcing ... in order for you to go thru your ‘stash’ and create 🤗 ... our very first QFO Festival of Quilts. Grab a pen and your calendar.
Below .... we have our 'QFO brains trust' going through the plans we are putting in place for this inaugural November Event. We envisage a number of activities taking place during this Festival, a workshop, a quilting day and other opportunities for those attending to get the very most out of their time at Mont De Lancey. Watch our Website and our Facebook Page for updates as we fine tune all that we hope to be offering those attending.
This Festival is to be held at beautiful Mont De Lancey between Friday November 9th and Sunday November 18th 2018.
Details will be on our website in early August.
Looking forward to an awesome Festival. More updates as they come to hand.
And that wraps up this brief Blogpost … and we look forward to sharing more with you over the weeks to come :)
Blessings on behalf of QFO,
QFO Co-ordinator: Annette Stone .... phone 0407 648 618
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