Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Please help us to help them …

No doubt most of you have heard of the devastating floods that have hit our beautiful Queensland. This is an incredibly difficult time for all of us and here at JoyPatch in Brisbane we are one of the few lucky ones to be high and dry. Like most of you I just want to do what I can to help. Toni at Make it Perfect is organising an online Silent Auction beginning on 17th January and finishing midnight 24th January…QLD_Flood_Appeal and I’m pleased to say that I intend to participate in this by offering a kit for my “Teatime Tabletopper” pattern to be auctioned. Teatime Tabletopper All of the money from these auctions (and hopefully there will be lots) will be going to the Queensland Government Flood Relief Appeal. If you like, you can just click on that link and do a direct donation, I know there are a lot of flood victims who will be very grateful ;o).
There are other things you can do too … we Nutters at the Among The Gumtrees blog are organising sewing kits to be distributed to the quilting groups in areas that were flooded,S6301185 please click here to find out more – every little bit helps ;o).
Please feel free to pop both of these buttons onto your sidebars with their links :o).
My thoughts and prayers are going out to everyone affected by these dreadful floods …

10 comments:

Penny said...

God bless you, Joy. Blogged about it .

May Britt said...

We here in Norway ara wathching the horrible flooding on tv. Hope it will stops very soon and you all can be safe again.

mandapanda said...

Oh Joy, it is just devastating isn't it? Just terrible! The flooding here seems to pale in comparasin to what is happening in the south of QLD.

Wendy B said...

It is really so unbelievable....things you see happening 'elsewhere' but not here!!!! So releived to hear you're safe and well along with other Brissie based bloggers...haven't heard from Teresa (All things Vintage)...hope she's ok...and Kris (Tag Along Teddies) too!
You Nutters are very special people...I will definitely be in on the notso 'silent' auction!!!!
hugs and sweet blessings my lovely

XX Wendy :O)

Bev C said...

Hello Joy,

so glad to hear you are safe. A truly devistating day for Australia.
Bev.xoxo

Jessica said...

What a beautiful offering! I will be keeping my eye on it!

Julia said...

Beautiful quilt Kit , Joy.
Glad that you are safe..
I can't believe all that water, and here we are needing rain..
I have two bags on auction..
Julia ♥

Chris H said...

The floods are truly dreadful, we are all thinking about all those affected. So sad.
I got your pattern in the post a couple of days ago...THANK YOU so much Joy, you are so lovely.

Grethe said...

So sad pictures on TV,it is almost unbelieving,understandable lots and lots of people are suffering much. Will post your button,and help.

Allie said...

Oh yes, we've heard - you've been on our nightly news all week. Prayers are going up all the time. You're doing a wonderful auction, sweetie!