Friday, October 7, 2011

People say thanks!!

Here is a lovely photo of one of the given quilts on the bed of the recipient.
This is a note that accompanied it.
Dear Wilma,

I asked Lyn Symons for your contact details some time ago as I wanted to write to you.

Unfortunately I put the note with your email address in a "safe" place and until this week, when I have been on holidays and have had a little bit of spare time, had been unable to locate it.

I wanted to thank you so very much for the lovely quilt that we received after the floods. I had not expected to receive a quilt as there were so many others much worse off than we were.

Narelle Harrison actually gave me the quilt at work one morning and receipt of such a beautiful gift reduced me to tears. For me it was the positive turnaround point after a run of bad luck that we had been having.

The quilt has pride of place on our bed and is frequently admired.

Once again thank you for your involvement in this wonderful project. I am sure everyone is as appreciative as we were.

I will post more as I get time .We have had many cards and notes of thank-you and I understand some people have even written to the address on  a quilt block on their quilt.( USA address).

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Video clip on you tube

Hello everyone. I have been so busy lately catching up on my own work that I haven't had time to write on this blog. I have just learnt how to upload a video of the "Showing of the Quilts "  for Carisbrook. Here is a link to it
I have tried to ad the video above but don't think it worked.

Monday, June 13, 2011

giving out the quilts

On Thursday of last week the Carisbrook Lions Club gave a free communityin the warm room of the Maryborough THarness Racing Complex where we had our quilt showing.After a beautiful 3 course meal of pumpkin soup, A mixed meats roast of beef,lamb and ham on the bone with all the trimmings,and Apple struedel and cream and icecream. The flood committee ladies gave out the quilts to whmever was there to receive them.Following are som pictures.
Ladies unpacking the bags .The quilts are already sorted into streets and each street number has been alocated a quilt.From left to right ladiefirst 2 ladies names unknown ,then there is Trish Coutts,Narelle Harrison and Lyn Symons from the Flood Committee.
Recipients begin to mill around in anticipation.
Still getting organised.
One very happy lady with her quilt and one for her neighbour who is still not living in their home and was unable to attend.

More happy memories.

Someone is not so happy with the lovely quilt with dogs and cats on it.Maybe we can find something more colourful for her.
More smiles
How happy is he?

A very happy couple.

This happy recipient got her first choice. YAY!!

Truely happy family with a beautiful quilt.

I will leave more photos for next time.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Sunday being market day we decided for security reasons we should arrive at 8.00am So at about  7.45 am Trish and Jenny  rock up and get the tables set up and the doors open.I arrive a 8.05am and we get a coffee  8.10am the first visitor arrived and by 9.00 am we are busy.

Lyn Symons from the Flood Committee is chatting with a local and taking her number preferences  for the ballot later in the day,The quilts look stunning behind her.
My niece Lynette came to visit us with her three beautiful daughters from left to right Felicity(flick),Breanna and Llewellyn.They loved the quilts and wanted to take them all home.

Upon row of quilts .
Even one for the horse (not real). By 10.00 am they were lining up to come in and we think we would have had around 2,000 visitors for the day.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Finally the show is here.

We all got up bright and early today Saturday and got to the venue,set ourselves up and people started to arrive. It is like the movie line ( Build it and they will come.) Well come they did. We had about 1000 visitors on our first day.
Lyn and Peter Stott from Mildura (about 6 hrs drive away),standing in front of one of the 50 YES 50 quilts she has quilted for us. Even doing custom work.Thankyou my friend.
Two of our wonderful statler sisters.Lyn King and Lyn Stott. Without the help of girls like these this project would not have been so very successfull.
through to the second room of quilts.
Still more quilts things look great. More tomorrow.


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Setting up the showing.

I crossed my fingers tightly that we would get some help to set up,hoping as one does that people will really turn up., and voila!! we had 8 men and 16 women there to help .
Mary kaye 9 no not the cosmetics heiress LOL.) packing bags into her ute.
Three utes full of quilts from left to right: andy,Mary,Trish, Mary, and Bert.

Working out which way the stands go and pinning quilts together. As we do not have sleeves on them all we pinned them together at the top and draped them over the stands. Worked very well.
As you can see we had both young and older people all willing to help us.
More pinning in the front and stands going up in the back. Trish (in the front) was reduced to tears several times. She is having a battle with insurance and sustained a lot of damage.She is very uplifted by all the help received, and can't wait to receive a beautiful quilt.
Hanging the quilts. Will show the set up later on.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Where to see our Quilt Show

Hi I have omitted to relate where our quilt show will be held and when .
So here is the information.
Maryborough Trotting Complex
Chaplans Road,
 contact Wilma on 0410044664
Saturday  4th and Sunday 5th June between 10.00 am - 4.00 pm.
Will show the setting up later.