We’ve had multiple inquiries about what our quilt guild can do to help and have three recommendations with upcoming deadlines.
Make a Tree Block: The Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild has requested 12.5” tree blocks that they will use to make quilts for Australians who have lost so much along the South coast of New South Wales.
See more info on this Facebook post.
Bring your blocks to the February 13 meeting.
Guidelines for making a block:
- Blocks should be a generous 12.5” (they will trim to size when they make the quilt tops)
- Can be any tree pattern in any technique
- They do have some free tree patterns. Request to join their Facebook group and check the files there for patterns if you wish to use their patterns
- Low-volume (white or pale gray) backgrounds and any colors for trees. What are low-volume fabrics?
- Use 100% cotton fabric
- If you’d like to see what others are making, search the hashtag #bushfireblocks on Instagram or Facebook
- If you post photos of what you make please include these hashtags: #bushfireblocks and #acq
Australian Pattern: ACQ member Marianne Jeffrey spoke at our October 2019 meeting and designed our 2020 raffle quilt. Marianne is from Australia and she has created a foundation pieced pattern of Australian animals called Australiana Adventures. She is selling the pattern on her Etsy shop and all profits will be donated to the Red Cross Bush Fire Appeal
Visit Marianne’s Etsy Shop
Wildlife Pouches--there are multiple organizations promoting these efforts, sometimes with conflicting information, which is understandable given the scale of this disaster. If this is an area that you want to support we recommend you stay in touch with the Colorado Crafting for a Cause Facebook group that has recently organized. They are coordinating efforts both in Australia and locally to help animals and other causes.
- You can connect directly with them through their Facebook group (request to join). Be sure to read their announcements and events for their latest information.
- You may bring any wildlife pouches you’ve made to the ACQ February 13 meeting and ACQ member Judy Tauchen will deliver them to the Colorado Crafting for a Cause group.
Thanks everyone for your concern and your generosity!