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