Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Handmade Help for Victorian Bushfire Appeal

I really didn't think it would take long for blogland to come through with a way to raise funds for our Victorian neighbours who have lost so much in the bushfires. I'm so pleased to join in with Cindy and Gillian with their ebay and etsy auctions to raise money for these stricken families. Cindy has even started a special blog for just that reason!!You can click on that button or the one in my side bar and from there you can view all the auctions that are ongoing ... you can also check out the ones that have finished. Big thanks to Cindy and Gillian for doing this :o).

I have listed a kit for one of my JoyPatch patterns. It's a quilt-as-you-go pattern called "Diamonds and Braids". The kit is to make a quilt almost the same as the one pictured above, only the charms squares a slightly different. Included in the kit is a Moda "Laurel" jellyroll, 1 yard Moda "Oak Leaves and Reel"; 1 yard Moda "Simplicity"; 40 x 5" Moda "Laurel" charm squares and a "Diamonds and Braids" pattern by JoyPatch. You will have to provide batting and backing fabric for yourself. The auction is open to international bidders too, but postage is pretty exy to overseas from here so please keep that in mind when you bid. All proceeds from my auction will go to the Victorian Bushfire appeal. Please go and have a look and maybe bid on one of the items listed at Handmade Help.

Janet at Wildcraft Farm is also selling items with proceeds going to the bushfire appeal ... you can check her blog out here. Also check out Melly and Me's blog as they are running silent auctions. Karen at Mrs Martin's quilt shop is collecting blocks and quilt tops to be made into quilts for the fire victims so if you have something you'd like to donate you can click here. You can still donate $$$ to Red Cross directly by clicking here. Any way at all that you can help will be appreciated as so many have lost everything.
Talk soon ...............

1 comment:

wonderwoman said...

thanks for all the info Joy - wish i could do more but will donate via the red cross.