Sunday, June 7, 2009

97 Quilt Ready to Ship out to Victoria!

Can you believe it? 97 Quilts ready to ship out. 97 quilts made from a giant outpouring of love from all over the world. Wow. I am stunned. I am thrilled, and I am ready for them to go to their new homes. I will be shipping them out over this coming week.

This is what I should be doing today, but I am trying to get my last couple projects sewn up and sent out before the packers come. My husband is pacing around the house with a wild look on his face, so I do need to transfer my energy towards assisting him, but I still have 2 weeks! And I am determined to make the most of it! Half of that laundry is going to be going to the women's shelter anyway. ;)
Here are some stacks of quilts (both boxes are stuffed full too)

And some more quilts....
I have some quilt kits set aside from blocks that arrived late or were taken in by ladies who thought they could piece them, but just ran out of time....I am kinda in a quandary as to what to do with them. They are all so beautiful and wonderful. We wanted to just send them down to the fire victims in case some are quilters them selves and want to do up their own quilt, but I am going to have to pay for some of the shipping since I think Australia Air Express is not doing the free shipping anymore. I will check on that tomorrow. In case they are NOT doing the shipping for no charge anymore would any of you be interested in buying a kit with all the proceeds going to shipping of the complete quilts to Victoria?
What did we end up with? Let's see.... Now keep in mind my goal was 3 quilts for the fire victims of Victoria....
  • 1884 blocks sent in
  • 22 countries
  • 48 complete quilts or quilt tops donated
  • 74 quilt tops from blocks sent in
  • what would have been 122 quilts for the bushfire victims.
  • 97 quilted and bound quilts ready to go to Victoria

NOT a bad thing! THANK YOU SO MUCH for participating! There is no way on Earth I could have done this without you! I have taken a picture of each quilt as it comes in finished up and ready to send out. and they are each and every one right HERE in the Bush Fire Quilt Project Flickr group.

Please let me know (in the comments if you like or by email) if you would be interested in buying a quilt kit. If there is enough interest I can list the kits in my ETSY shop and all the money will go to shipping the quilts to Victoria and YOU will get an awesome quilt kit out of the deal. Everyone wins!

11 comments:

Sherry said...

How wonderful it is that you were able to do that many quilts. With people like yourself it‘s a wonderful world. I had heard about the bush fire quilt from another bloger and this is where I sent my blocks to Jennifer at Bronze Wombat that lives in Australia but I’m just happy to be part of all the quilters have donated for the Bush fire quilts and trying to make a difference. Yea to all the quilters

Claudia said...

Tia,
That's amazing! I love looking at all the finished quits...so much love from all over the world! I would definitely buy a quilt kit, it would be such a special project.

Lorraine said...

Well done All ! Most of all Tia xx

Sarah said...

amazing tia! simple amazing. what an accomplishment!

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

Amazing! And all the quilts turned out so wonderfully. I hope they will bring a little comfort to their recipients. Thanks for all the hard work to you and your volunteers!

artisania said...

Tia, your good karma points must be right through the roof by now :) What you have inspired others to accomplish here is just amazing! I heartily applaud your intentions and grand efforts with this project, I know that many good people will find much needed comfort in these very special quilts.

(p.s. did the sexy bush men quilt make it into one of those boxes?)

artisania said...

Tia, your good karma points must be right through the roof by now :) What you have inspired others to accomplish here is just amazing! I heartily applaud your intentions and grand efforts with this project, I know that many good people will find much needed comfort in these very special quilts.

(p.s. did the sexy bush men quilt make it into one of those boxes?)

Rebecca Maples said...

AMAZING! I would buy a quilt kit, what a great way to donate to this project.

Mary C. said...

Hi,
I would love a kit. I make stuff for our local charity Project Warm Up. Thanks so much for doing this. I now love wonky stars.
moondancer248 at yahoo dot com.

YankeeQuilter said...

What a great project...good job. I can't believe you are handling all this with a move as well! Having recently moved I am in awe!

Marie said...

Tia, I am thrilled to have come across your blog site, I am new to quilting. I have only been aware of your site for the last 3 months. I have enjoyed reading about your adventures and also helping out our service men and women with your great Stu Totes. Plus being envolved with the Bushfire Quilt Project. Keep up the great work!

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