I know many of you support charities with your time and through your beautiful creations. It is wonderful that people are so generous with their time and money so I thought I would share with you some work that we have been doing.
We are just wrapping up Quiltaid 2009 which raised funds for the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital. In the end we raised over $5,000 for the charity. To everyone who who participated thanks so much for your support. Keep an eye out for Quiltaid 2010 which will launch in June using the beautiful Beach House fabrics from Robyn Pandolf.
If you are a Country Threads reader (Vol 10 No. 7) you would have seen the article on the great work that NETS does (Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service). The Collections for a Cause Range Alliance supports the work of this dedicated group of people.
Our beautiful Thomas, now four years old and full of life was transported using this fantastic service as a tiny baby.
Judy and her guides will be out on Sydney Harbour next weekend with Kayak for Kids - supporting the great work that Lifestart does with children who have special needs. Lifestart provides a wonderful range of early intervention services for children with special needs. Best of all they run an open playgroup so families can receive advice and participate in training programs while they are still on waiting lists. She would love your support - you can sponsor her here.
And if you do work with a charity or community group and could use a cutting mat, we have several from the shop to give away. We have given them a good workout so they have a line along the 50cm mark (our most common cut) but otherwise they are still very useful (55cm x 87cm). You will need to be able to pick them up from St Ives as they are too bulky to ship. Just post your charity or group details here and we'll give them out.