Thursday, 3 October 2013

Charity Quiltathon - More donations

OOOh look what has arrived today




Thank you so much to Georgina Matthias at Habico Ltd, in Leeds for this very generous donation to our Charity Quiltathon.

Thanks again to Barbara & John at The Sewing Centre in Bridlington for all your support and help. I'm sure the event is going to be fantastic and that we will make some great items which will raise lots of funds for our charities.

One of our regular sewing ladies popped by yesterday too with three big bags of things - some finished, some UFOs and a huge bag of material. Thank you so much for your generosity Sylvia.

I have also received a double size quilt top from a lady in Stevenage. She started it several years ago and has never got round to finishing it off. Thank you Julie, I'm sure we can get that finished and it will help raise some much needed funds for one of the charities.

A couple of weeks ago, I had an email from a lady who I have never met or spoken to. She had come accross this blog and wanted to help. She posted me a beautiful quilt, all finished with dogs on and wants us to donate it to The Dogs Trust on her behalf.

I really cannot believe the generosity of so many individual quilters and suppliers.
thank you very much, but please keep them coming!

We need UFO's, spare Orphan blocks left over from other project, fabric scraps, material, even fleece for backing, jelly strips, embroideries, really anything which we can use to make desirable items for our charities.

The Charities we are going to be supporting are -
Yorkshire Cancer Research
Yorkshire Air Ambulance
The Dogs Trust
Bridlington RNLI
Project Linus - a volunteer organisation who donates quilts/blankets to terminally ill, mainly children but also those in need.

We shall also be holding a charity coffee morning/afternoon on Thursday 30th January so we can show off what we make before donating.