For those of you who were part of our Very Snuggly Quilt Program donation earlier in 2017 – you know I have a huge crush on the organisers of this program, and enormous respect for the work they do.
Josephine Kelly, is my contact at The Very Snuggly Quilt program. I was talking to Josephine recently, and we are trying to lock down a date, to squeeze in another Charity sewing day before year end. The reality of real life, competing diaries blah blah, may actually mean it slips into the early part of the new year, but that aside, there is no reason we can’t give The Very Snuggly’s a Very Happy Christmas.
The fabric that was previously donated has been used, and made into quilts. Many have already been gifted. Some are awaiting quilting and others binding. And I am chuffed that we were able to make an impact.
So, as the silly season approaches, lets do it again. This time it is all about the teenage boy. Think Aviation. Think the Galaxy. Think LOL text. Mustard’s and Navy’s. Red and Oranges. Think Moda Grunge. Fabric suitable for teenage boys is the most under-represented in the donation space, and I am very confident the Cotton Factory Community can fill that gap.
Buy a metre of fabric – at a substantial discount to retail, and we will donate it in your name to The Very Snuggly Quilt Program. $15 and your chosen metre will be on it’s way.
Each donation will be acknowledged. I’ll take care of the Big Cartel fees, the PayPal fees, the GST, blah blah blah, and happily cut the fabrics.
Fabric will be cut and labelled with your details at the time of purchase, put into a lovely big box to be donated to Josephine and her team.
Choose the theme or colour of fabric you would like to donate, and we will do the rest for you. Choose type, colour or even a stripe, (which are great for binding).
As I will be handing each folded and wrapped metre of fabric to Josephine personally, there is no shipping charged, so crafters from all around the world are welcome to participate. My aim is to deliver the fabric in the early part of December, so let’s get those donations rolling in throughout the month of November.
Thankyou (once again) in advance crafters. We have a great track record of pulling together as a Community, and I look forward to us doing it again.
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By way of background:
The Very Snuggly Quilt program is a charity quilting group run under the Victorian Quilters Inc. banner.
On the second Tuesday of every month the group deliver an amazing 170 to 200 quilts to the children who are patients at the Royal Children Hospital, located in Melbourne, Australia. (Hat’s off to the care givers in every children’s hospital, all around the world).
That’s every month people. They undertake to visit all wards except short term stays.
It is hoped that these quilts will provide some extra warmth and comfort to the children and their families at a difficult time.
Families frequently express their surprise that people generously spend time to create something that is then given to a child they do not know. As you can imagine, the quilts quickly become treasured possessions, with many of the children bringing the quilt back to hospital for another appointments or future admissions.
The group rely on fabric donations. They receive some fantastically generous support. They also receive a lot of brown fabric. A lot of very dated fabric, and we all know how quickly fashion changes, including in the world of fabric. There only ‘rule’ is no Christmas fabric. I reckon that’s an easy rule to abide by.