Sunday, July 10, 2011

Snuggle Quilts Sewing Day ... August 13th, 2011

The next Snuggle Quilts sewing day is:

Saturday, August 13th
10am - 4pm
 @ my place

Come for as little / long as you are able.

Things to be done:
  • Piece blocks (blocks and fabric already here) - but you can bring more if you want
  • Quilting - tops, backing and batting supplied
  • A couple of quilts need binding
  • A few quilts need SQ labels sewn on

  • Sewing machine - extension lead - power board if you have one
  • Thread - especially neutrals ... white/cream/grey etc ... SQ has some, but not a lot
  • Your sewing gear
  • Something to share for lunch or to nibble with a cuppa
Let me know if you're coming

Feel free to bring a friend ... we have plenty of room!

A xo

Friday, March 18, 2011

Assembly Day #1

On February 6th this wonderful bunch of Snugglequilters met to start assembling blocks and fabric for a sewing day to be held at the end of April.

We started to work our way through the MANY sets of donated quilt blocks, matching them with sashing and backing fabric.  Each pack can now be assembled, ready for quilting.  Caroline took several completed quilt top/batting/backing sets to be quilted by a wonderful quilter who has a long-arm quilting maching.  

To say I am thankful for this quilter's offer would be an understatement!  There are many of us who are willing and eager to complete quilt tops, but finding quilters is my greatest challenge.

There are still many blocks to be assembled, and I plan to have another get-together to continue making up quilt top packs.  I think the packs are a great idea - all they need is to be sewn together - (hopefully) enabling the completion of many tops within a short period of time.  At the moment I'm thinking of the 1st or 2nd weekend of the School Holidays (April 9th or 16th).  I will keep you posted!

Until then ...

A xo

Saturday, February 5, 2011

How many is enough?

As I start to get my house organised for tomorrow's Snuggle Quilts get together, I started thinking about HOW MANY quilts would be needed to give everyone, in one of Eastern Australia's disaster zones, who currently needs a snuggle - a quilt.

The number is overwhelming!

I live in suburban Melbourne - NOT an area one would consider a flood zone - but our cellar is currently flooded.  We live close to The Yarra River - it has a flood warning - as do so many of Victoria's waterways.

So much of this country is in crisis mode today ...

 ... on top of this, Monday is the anniversary of the Black Saturday fires ...

Like I said ... it's overwhelming!

A quilt is only a small thing, in the scheme of things ... but each stitch is filled with love.  

It really is the least we can do.

A xo

If you know of other groups making gifts of love, let me know and I'll happily post a link to their site.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Snuggle Quilts Organising Day

Time to get organised to make those quilts ...

With so many completted blocks and bits and pieces that can be made into quilts, we've decided to get together to package up blocks and sashing fabric to be sewn into quilt tops.  These can then be picked up by and taken home whenever Snugglequilters are ready.
We are also running very low on batting, and need to work out how we can acquire some more.

HERE is what we plan to do ...
  1. Snuggle Quilts will meet to package up the materials needed for the quilt tops and quilting.

    February 6th
    My house 

    I know this is very short notice - but we want to be able to hand out the packs so they can get started.
  2. If you know anyone/group who might be willing to donate $ or batting ... ASK them if they could help out and let me know.
  3. SEW
    • If you need fabric ... Snuggle Quilts has a great stash ... come and get some.
    • Grab a pack and start putting a quilt top together.
    • Grab a quilt top, batting and backing and do some quilting.
  4. Let me know if you are aware of who is distributing donated goods to the families affected.
I'll keep you posted as to what will happen next.

A xo

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's time for us to help the people of Queensland

I've just been listening to the morning news ... such devastation from the floods in Queensland ... and I'm figuring all that water will continue down the system until it eventually peters out (when/wherever that will be).

Queensland quilters helped us out after the Black Saturday fires - now it's our turn to help them.

Snuggle Quilts have been quiet for some time ... it's time for us to get going again.

Here's where we're at ...
  1. There are MANY finished quilt tops that need quilting.
  2. We have enough completed blocks to make up (perhaps) 8 or 9 quilts - they just need sashing and borders.
  3. Fabric donations have seen our stash grow to a bookcase-full - plenty for us to work with.
  4. There are currently 2 ENORMOUS (and I'm not kidding here) rolls of (eiderdown) thick batting in my lounge room.  It's too thick to use in our 'normal' quilts, but would be great in quilts with large blocks that had minimal quilting. 
So ... I'm thinking ...
  • I will organise a sewing/organising day at my place after school gets back.
  • If anyone is able to help out with 1 or 2 above NOW, let me know and we will get together what you need.
  • If anyone knows of someone who has a professional quilting setup and is willing to quilt for us - that would be sensational.  Please let me know so I can contact them.
I will post more information soon.

A xo