What can you do to help.
A pdf copy of the instructions are available here. You can contact me if you want to make an individual laundry bag and I will be able to give you a name to send it to, alternatively you could make a random laundry bag or two and I will give you a name to send it to.
Our quilts are 42" wide, or width of standard quilting fabric, by 70-75" long. Cotton batting must be used and binding may be machine or hand sewn. All quilts must have an Aussie Hero label on the back. You can print your own using printable fabric or hand write one using a pigma pen.
Once again you can contact me for the name of a specific recipient and make something according to their preferences. If you wish to make a quilt of your own preference please post it to PO Box 248, Cherrybrook NSW 2126 on completion. It will be sent off when the appropriate recipient is available.
Block of the month
The link to the latest block is on the LHS of the blog.
Just post completed blocks to
Blocks of the Month
9 Wendouree Ct
North Boambee Valley, NSW, 2450
Send pre-paid 5kg and 3kg postal satchels to me - I am forever posting blocks, quilt tops and so on. If I had a few extras I could send some of the donated fabric to other Friends around the place. (the address is on the blog)
Donations of 45mm Rotary Cutter Blades would be wonderful!
Donations of fabric, calico for lining laundry bags and cord for laundry bags are always welcome. Once again if you don't know someone in your area please email me and I will suggest someone for you to send it to.
With regard to fabric - if you want to buy fabric but are not a sewer then this is handy information -
Another good option is to buy Coles or Woolworths vouchers so that the quilters can buy the goodies to go into the boxes along with the quilts. If you live near a quilter then ask them what they need to include and then buy some of those items.
You can even buy them some of the Bx2 Post pack boxes. A pack of 20 gets a discount - not sure about a pack of ten - I only ever buy twenty at a time.
Non-sewers can also spread the word to local sewing/craft groups.
I use LOTS of batting and rotary cutting blades as I receive lots of quilt tops here which need batting and backing and I cut lots of laundry bags and the like for the various sewing days. And that doesn't include the sewing that I do when I am not answering emails, writing the blog and drafting articles etc.
I hope that helps.