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Thread: Orphan Blocks Requested For Flood Relief in Australia

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    Just passing information along from another quilting bulletin board forum:

    Dear fellow quilters.
    I am mostly a lurker but occasionally I do post. I live in Carisbrook ,Victoria ,Australia.
    No doubt you have heard of and seen some of the devastation of the floods happening over here on your news. My little town of Carisbrook has about 800 people in about 200 homes. To my knowledge not one home was spared some
    damage.Some people have lost everything they own.Many people will be out of their homes for months.I live just out of town and the water did not get into my home and studio but it did get some shedding and about 1 mile of fencing.I am the lucky one. A friend and I have decided we will try to make
    a quilt for each home. We will have working bees and I will quilt the tops.

    If any of you have any orphan blocks that you are looking for a good home for we can make up sampler quilts.please post them to me at P.O. Box 91 Carisbrook,Victoria,3464 Australia.
    Every one will make a difference.With gratitude and thanks!

    Wilma Ladiges
    (Wilma in Aus)
    Deep Creek Quilting.



    "We will utilize any size blocks.If anyone wants to make blocks specifically 12 finished size will be great,thank-you!"

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    I will pass this info on to my quilting guild & we will send some off to you ASAP. Bless you for taking on this huge project.

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    Have sent your request to every quilter I know and asked them to bring blocks to me. I will send whatever I get at our next meeting which is on the first Thursday of each month. Will pray for you all.

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    98 cents to mail to Australia. just FYI. it's worth it!

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    Could you use some 6" black and white 9 patches? They are left over from a project. Might dig something else out too never know. Let me know.

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    I have a couple orphan blocks, will get them in the mail tomorrow to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franie
    Could you use some 6" black and white 9 patches? They are left over from a project. Might dig something else out too never know. Let me know.
    Franie,

    This is in reply to another question, but I think it means that they would be happy to receive whatever you can donate.
    "We will utilize any size blocks.If anyone wants to make blocks specifically 12 finished size will be great,thank-you."
    Wilma in Aus

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    Amazing, I sent blocks to Wilma this morning, and I've only just realised, I know her family. Small world.

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    4a. Re: Orphan blocks
    Posted by: "jansloft" [email protected] jansloft
    Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:48 am (PST)


    Hi Wilma,
    My sister Terri lives in Capalaba, near Brisbane, in Queensland, and she has been reporting the damage to us first hand. This flood is terrible and it just goes on and on! Terri and family are OK, but she is worried about her Aussie friends in other communities. This is a wonderful thing you are doing, and a tangible way we quilters can directly help the flood recovery effort! I am collecting blocks to send to you in bulk from the WEST. So if any of you have orphan blocks, any size, any type, please send them along to me; Wilma and her team will make them into beautiful quilts. While I have been designated from the West, I welcome blocks from anywhere. Postage to Australia is expensive, so if you can send along something to help with postage, it would be a great help. Let's help "flood" Wilma with blocks!! Wilma, I hope you are getting ready! I already have over 70 blocks for you, and I know more are coming soon! Please keep those blocks coming! Sign your blocks & city name if you like! Any questions? OK to call or email me. Let's show Wilma how the West was Won!!

    Jan Dahlke (530-938-4290)
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    5236 Muskrat Road
    Weed, CA 96094
    [email protected]
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    Jan - thank you for providing a USA address. It's the postage that may stop some from contributing. I'll get some blocks to you.

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    2a. Re: Orphan blocks
    Posted by: "Wilma Ladiges" [email protected] ladigeswilma
    Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:50 am (PST)


    Dear Jan and all,
    I have arranged to use a local Church hall for working bees.About 25 willing sewers and finishers so far. I have some kind offers from fellow long arm quilters to help with the quilting. We are up to the challenge. We know that in 2-3 months when all these quilts are completed and ready for distribution. The recipients will be feeling like they are forgotten and all alone in their strife. When they are given a beautiful quilt made with love in every stitch,it will help them to realise that we will not forget them . Each quilt will be labelled to show that the blocks were sent to us from our friends in USA. God bless you all.
    Wilma

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    Thanks everyone- I have two cousins and their family's that had severe damage to their homes there due to the flooding. I'll notify my local guild and circles, too!Quilters are a wonderful group of caring people!
    Sally

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaraSewing
    Jan - thank you for providing a USA address. It's the postage that may stop some from contributing. I'll get some blocks to you.
    Hi everyone!
    I just would like to provide another US address to ship blocks for Carisbrook to....I am the east coast collector and will also be sending "blocks in bulk" to Wilma in OZ. Thanks to all wonderful quilters who participate!
    Darlene Dunn
    165 Miller Drive
    Naugatuck, CT
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    Darlene, thanks for becoming the East Coast Distributor. :) I have some blocks I can send you. I'll get them together tonight.

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    I will have my hubby send a few in the mail this week. They aren't the fanciest, but I think they will help the cause!

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    How long will ya'll be collecting blocks? My guild won't meet again until the end of February.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaurieE
    How long will ya'll be collecting blocks? My guild won't meet again until the end of February.
    The official cut off date is Feb 28th...but if your guild is willing to participate I will be happy, happy to send them on a bit later! Thank you so much...

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    Thursday morning...just watching the news re the storm in Australia. Will be sending some orphan blocks. Stay strong and safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollyv9
    Thursday morning...just watching the news re the storm in Australia. Will be sending some orphan blocks. Stay strong and safe.
    Thank you, Polly. I cannot believe OZ is getting hit by a cyclone now. I live in the US, but I will send on your good wishes!

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    I sent you an envelope. Hope you can use the orphans enclosed

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaraSewing
    I sent you an envelope. Hope you can use the orphans enclosed
    I got them, Polly! Thank you again for contributing,
    Darlene

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