My dear friend Donna ( Chookyblue) and I were chatting last week about what we could do for the victims of the Warrumbungles fires, Donna lives not far from there. I had pulled out 3 of my quilts and had decided to try and find a family to give them to through people I know in the area, when Donna rang to chat about maybe organising a Quilt drive. A couple of hours later she had it all organised - Caring with Quilts
This is her post on her blog
Australia Day is all about being Australian and to me
being Australian is helping your mates (friends) out when they need it so I
think today is the day to get my plan together and ask for your
The Wambelong Fire in the Warrumbungles Shire
56,000ha has been burnt out
53 homes destroyed
120 shed/out buildings
unknown livestock, machinery, fences etc
The fire is still being controlled today nearly 2
weeks since it started..........
So how can you help.............
If you have a completed quilt that you would like to
donate to the people who have been affected by the fires in Warrumbungles Shire could
you please leave a comment on this post so I can contact you.
I have been in contact with a couple of friends and we
have 7 quilts between us now..............
I am unsure of the ages of the people affected but I
did see a mixture of ages when I spent a day at the recovery centre............
What you can send me..............
a completed/bound quilt with a label and a
letter/postcard from you with your contact details so if the recipient wants to
contact you they can
(Unfortunately I can NOT take blocks etc to put quilts
together as i don't have the time, skills or resources available to
The quilts will be distributed via the
Quilts can also be dropped off to
Kerry @ Cottage on
the Hill Nundle
Anni @ The Home Patch Bathurst
If you are unable to send a quilt but would like to
assist people affect by the fires you can make a donation to Blazeaid.
Blazeaid assists farmers to rebuild their fences after fires
and was formed after the 2009 fires in Victoria.
The organisation operates with volunteers offering
time to go and work with the teams in the areas rebuilding fences.
All donations no
matter how small add up and will benefit farmers in the areas they have set up
base camps at the moment.
Coonabarabran's Blazeaid camp is being set up as I
I do hope you can help..........
please spread the word........
Yes if anyone has a quilt they would like to donate please contact me and I will organised collection or simply drop them to the store,