Friday, 20 October 2017

Weekly Despatches 20th October 2017

  
Hello to all you wonderful talented people!
I have to say, that the Aussie Hero Quilts Dinner was a wonderful success !
It was fantastic to meet the people behind the spectacular creations that turn up in photos every week.
The Officers Mess was a wonder of colour and interest with the quilts and laundry bags adorning every available space.
All defence people dressed beautifully in their uniforms to meet and greet you "Sewers" who give so much. 

It was very evident that the creative gifts from a perfect stranger to a deployed recipient is a precious and wonderful thing to be treasured.  There were many people swapping stories and a great deal of hugging going on all evening.  For those of you who sew and couldn't make it to Canberra last weekend, I can only describe the response from the recipients as overwhelming
So far for 2017 we have sent off 1417 quilts

bringing our total since we started to over 8,060 quilts
&
 
2757 laundry bags for the year 

 
Which brings us to a total of 15,814 since we started...



Ange D


Ange D


Anne C


Arthur


Arthur


Beth


Bev C


Bev C


Bev C


BOM quilt top by Jenny D, quilted by Mary M and bound by Ange H


BOM top by Di G quilting by Mary M


BOM Top by jo R Applique by Jean B quilting by Lynne V Binding by Vickie P


BOMs Jennifer W


BOMs Mary M


BOMs Mary M


BOM's Quilt top by Nola W and Marg J applique by Sandy C,
quilting by Lynne V, binding by Vicki P


BOM's top by Cheryl DP and quilted by Lynne


BOM's top by Cheryl DP quilted by Lynne V


BOM's top by Judy McF and quilted by Lynne V


BOM's top and quilting by Jennifer W and bound by Vicki P


Bridget


Bridget


Bridget using quilt top by Kerry B


Bridget


Caroline L


Clarissa



Clarissa


Clarissa


Clarissa


Clarissa


Clarissa


Clarissa


Clarissa


Clarissa


Clarissa


Clarissa


Clarissa


Clarissa


Debbie N


Fran (back)


Fran (front)


Fran (front)




Georgie


Jean


Jean


Jean


Jean


Jeanette


Jenny L


Jo M


Joan Mac (back)



Joan Mac (front)


Katie L


Katie L


Kaye G


Kaye G


Kerry B and Bridget


Kerry B and Bridget


Keryn


Keryn


Craft Daze


Craft Daze


Kraft Daze


Kraft Daze


Kraft Daze


Kraft Daze


Kraft Daze


Kraft Daze


Kraft Daze


Kraft Daze


Kraft Daze


Kraft Daze


Kraft Daze


Kraft Daze


Kraft Daze


Kraft Daze


Kraft Daze


Lydia


Lydia


Lynne V


Mary M


Maxxi


Monika


Pennie


Pennie


Pennie


Pennie


Pennie


Pennie


Pennie


Pennie


Pennie T


Pennie


Philomena


Philomena


Philomena


Raeleen


Raeleen



Reading Room Taji


Ruth S


Ruth S


Ruth


Sally R


Sally R


Sandra R


Shirley W


Sue N


Sue N


top by Ange H and quilted by Mary


Top by Maddie, added to by Clarissa and embroidery by Kerri

Thank you industrious Sewers that have make Aussie Hero Quilts the wonderful organisation that it is with all your  prosperous, caring and talented gifts
Have a fantastic weekend, (we are starting to pray for rain in Sydney) with maybe a shower or two just to help the gardens.
See you round like a rissole
Shelley

EDIT..... 1600... well you got your wish Shelley... it is RAINING!!!