This is the final year of his schooling, the final year of anyone’s school in this family! YAY for him and for this Mum. That makes the 8 hour drive a little more palatable! Something else that makes the trip a little more fun will be catching up with a recipient’s mum on my way out of town on Wednedsay. I will be back on deck on Thursday night so if I am a little slow answering emails or responding to facebook you will know why. Mind you FEEL FREE TO CALL ME if you have any queries. My son sits in the back of my 7 seater car with his headphones in and 8 hours can be a loooooong boring drive! I am handsfree and legal so if the mood takes you…………
Actually the next six weeks or so are going to be very busy with me getting ready for a couple of trips in early March. I am off to Adelaide on the 28th of Feb. I have been invited to stay with one recipient’s family (so excited), will be attending a Pot Luck Dinner at Julie Ann’s house (all welcome, recipients and Friends) and will be hand delivering the H quilt (yes, for all those who contributed blocks it is nearly completed but he watches the blog so no pics yet). I have one of two other things in the pipeline for that trip but too soon to tell all.
There are more plans on the drawing board but I will tell you about those closer to date. For now though, suffice to say that I am going to have my hands full keeping up with the blog and the behind the scenes admin AND HOPEFULLY getting a little sewing in. (Please………I hope I get a little sewing in!) Due to the schedule I know you will understand when I tell you that I have decided only to write Posts on Weekdays for the time being. That at least gives me the weekends off from posting, if not from the rest of the admin.
So now, on with tonight’s post – How to get started making quilts…
If you don’t know what or who an Aussie Hero Friend is then I obviously need to tell you. That is what someone who helps or participates in Aussie Heroes is called. We looked at lots of different names, but that is the one that most people seemed to like so that is the one we adopted sometime in 2012 I think. Seeing as we have had so many new people “like” the facebook page I figured that it was time to write a post on how to get involved with us. Lately I have been getting a few emails from people wanting to know how to get started so here goes.
|By the way, do you like the new colours?|
If you look at the blog and look under the heading on the white background you will see a list of titles. Those are pages and they include all sorts of information. Click on them and check them out.
Quilt Specifics can be found here. This covers size, composition, and label requirements plus some suggestions re kinds of quilts to make.
or you can make a quilt to your own preference.
Either way I ask that you send me a photo of your completed quilt (if you can). Photos are shared on the blog and the facebook page.
If your quilt has not been made for a specific recipient then seeing a photo helps me to allocate it. The colour or design might be perfect for someone on my list – you just never know. Once you have finished your quilt and you are ready to post it off I strongly suggest that you check out the Posting Instructions on the blog here especially if this is the first time you have posted for us. The instructions will tell you what to write on your green customs label and so on.
Depending on how many quilt tops I have on hand it may take a while for your quilt top to be completed and sent off as I prioritize which ones go to a quilter depending on the requests. If your quilt top will suit someone in particular then I will send it off to be quilted as soon as I can. Sometimes I can take a quilt top I have been sent and personalise it with a bit off applique, perhaps a roo, or a silhouette of someone’s hobby.
If you have any objections to me doing that please let me know and I will respect your wishes. Once a donated quilt top is finished and selected to send off I will post a picture on the blog. I try to keep track of who sent which quilt top but it is not easy so please bear with me if I show your top and do not attribute it to you. If you see your work on the blog you are always welcome to message me and let me know and I will edit the post to reflect your input quite happily.
Past BOM tutorials can be found here.
OK, time for me to go and pack up the sewing machine – well, I have to have something to do in the motel at night! LOL
Till next time………….keep spreading the word and happy stitching! JMxx