Distribution Day

Distribution Day
Come and choose your quilt or blanket!
Saturday 22nd March 2014
10:00am - 3:00pm

Please note: This is a private Distribution Day. It is only for those who are eligible to come and choose a quilt. We will not be open to the public on that day. Thank you for understanding.

So, how is this going to work? Let's talk about:
  1. Who is eligible
  2. How to register
  3. Where it is?
  4. What to expect
  5. What if I can't come on the day?
1. Who is eligible?
These quilts are for individuals who were living in a house that burned down during the bushfires in Springwood, Winmalee and Yellow Rock in October 2013. Residents from Mt Victoria who lost their homes in the October bushfire will also be eligible for a quilt as well. It doesn't matter if you owned the house, or were renting, if you were living there at the time, you are eligible. If you lost gardens, sheds, trailers, boats, landscaping, etc, but your house was not lost, unfortunately you will not be eligible for a quilt.

2. How to register
Before you take your quilt home, you will need to register. This is to make sure that only the people who are entitled to the quilts, get the quilts. It is unfortunate, but we have to do it. It is a simple process, and your information will remain confidential and not shared or distributed to a third party. You can fill in the registration form here, or you can call Tracey on (02) 4754 4757 if you would prefer not to do it over the internet. You can also register on the day if absolutely necessary, however we would really prefer the registrations to be complete by then. It will help us in the planning of the day so that we have enough catering and volunteers, and so we can organise the quilts accordingly.

3. Where is it?
At Springwood Salvation Army. We are here, at 15-23 Francis Road, Faulconbridge. If you look close up you will see lots of parking is available around the two buildings. Make sure you drive all the way up the driveway to find a carpark.

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4. What to expect
As you drive up the driveway you will see the brick church (in The Salvation Army we called it a Corps - silent "ps") and then as you come through the turning circle you will see the green Colourbond barn. You may have come up to the barn to get supplies in the weeks after the fires when we had it set up like a shop. We usually hold our Quilt Show in the barn, but with so many quilts, we will be displaying them in both buildings. You will see a clearly marked Registration table near the front door of the church building. Go there first. Volunteers will check your name off and give you some information on the quilts and where to start looking.

If the quilt you love is hanging on a wall, please ask a volunteer to get it down for you. When you have the quilt you want, you will need to take it back to the registration desk to get it marked off before you leave.

We will be serving tea, coffee and cold drinks, some light refreshments and a BBQ during the day. There will also be tables and chairs set up for you to take a break if you need it.

There will be a photographer available if you wish to have your photo taken and put on the blog. This is entirely optional, and can be done anonymously if you like. While we can't let every quilt maker know who took their quilt, it might be nice if they looked through the blog and saw their quilt going home with someone.

Apart from quilts, there are knitted and crochet blankets, wallhangings, small pillows, and lovely sewing kits available for you. There are also a lot of second hand magazines if you are a patchwork and are looking for certain issues that you have have lost.

5. What if I can't come on the day?
You can give us some details of the kind of quilt you like and we will find one for you. If you like, you can select a number of quilts from the gallery and the first one we find that is available, we will post it to you, or you can collect it later.

If you have any questions, please call Tracey on (02) 4754 4757.

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