Thursday, 16 January 2014

We are over 500!!

The last two weeks classes have been quite hot, but today is definitely the hottest. I think it was 37 degrees at Faulconbridge this afternoon. Just the right temperature for a special treat. More on that later.

So, what happened last Thursday? Well, it was our first week back after the break, so it was a good time to catch up with each other and find out how our Christmases and New Years were. Normally we start back on the first full week of the school term, which would be Thursday 7th February. Every year someone says 6 weeks is too long to not go to patchwork, so this year we decided to come back early for those people who were around. I am lucky that I have girls who love to come to patchwork, but it is harder for the other Mums with school aged children. It will be nice to catch up with everyone when school goes back.

We had 36 quilts arrive last week, including 11 beautiful quilts from The Waverley Quilters; and one coverlet; and 19 crocheted blankets from Beverley Carter. So that brings the total to 463 quilts, lots of knitted and crochet blankets.

This week I surprised the Wednesday night ladies with an encouraging treat on behalf of Bobby McCarthy's donation. I bought lots of different ice cream and my girls took orders and distributed them. We wrote all the varieties on the whiteboard and it read:

Bobby McCarthy's
Magnificent Munchies Menu


  • Cherry Sunset
  • Cookies and Cream
  • Boysenberry Swirl
  • Classic Vanilla
  • Honey Macadamia
  • Caramel Swirl
  • Super Choc
  • Mint
  • Toffee Tanlines (I love the name of this one!)
  • Banana Lounge


PEANUT BUTTER "MAGNUM" (Coles variety)

MINT MINI "MAGNUMS" (Coles variety)

Of course, the Thursday ladies got one, too. There are still some leftover for next week - yum!

This week we received 52 quilts with 37 of those from the Sew Crazy Quilters in Queensland. If you are on the Facebook page, you will see Mel and I at Winmalee Rural Fire Service with a beautifully decorated fire truck. Ken, Mel's lovely husband, wrote a lovely piece on the Brigades page about the quilts, and the quilt appeal.

So, the total count today is 515.

That is amazing.

In the next week or so I will be able to share more details on the process of distributing the quilts, but for the time being here are some statistics for you.

Dates of Viewing and Distribution: Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd March 2014

Days left until above date: 64

Linksview Road Fire: Thursday 17th October 2013

Days since above date: 91 (13 weeks today)

Wednesday night classes commenced: 6th November 2013

Classes held since then: 9

Classes left until Distribution: 9

Thursday Quilt Appeal classes held so far: 9

Classes left until Distribution: 9

Quilts received to date: 515

We are half way to our Distribution date. Of course, the last Wednesday and Thursday will be devoted to setting up the quilts, so they don't really count. More information on the distribution will follow in the next week or so, as well as a description of what happens each week so you know the work that goes into it each week.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. That is truly incredible, Tracey! Wow, wow, wow!

  2. It's crazy, isn't it? Quilts are coming from everywhere! People have been so generous, and have had so much excitement and joy from being able to "do something". It gives me goosebumps sometimes when I look through the gallery.

  3. Wow Tracey it has been a little while since I checked in here but OMG you are going so well with quilts.............quilters are the best...........

    1. Hi there Chookyblue! Good to hear from you again. I have to agree with you, there are some pretty wonderful quilters out there!