Wednesday, February 29, 2012

We're Incorporated!

Judie has been busy and has successfully applied for incorporation for Sunshine Linus.  This means that we will now be able to apply for grants from local government and other bodies.  There are other benefits too, which will be outlined in another post.
Our Monday meeting was hectic as always, with a large crowd in attendance.
Yvonne's vanity boxbag workshop was very successful, the group had quite a production line going.

And they're all very happy too.

We had lots of lovely quilts come in finished.  Here are just a few of them.

It looks like some of the ladies are a bit shy!

Leone has made 17 xray tote bags which will be delivered to Premion Oncology Unit in Nambour. 
22 Children's quilts and 3 Adult quilts will be going to Sonshine Sanctuary (a refuge for women and children escaping domestic violence), and we have also sent 5 baby cardigans and some knitted caps to the Nursery Ward in Nambour Hospital.

We have several people to thank for donations this month.
Ms Sandra Hester has donated a huge amount of polycotton plain and print fabrics, which we use for binding our quilts.
Ms Beverley Matthews has donated beautifully knitted baby boottees.
Ms Barbara Orr has donated an awesome amount of quilting fabric from her stash as she has reluctantly had to declutter (how lucky for us!).
And Alpha & Omega Recycling Shop in Noosaville has donated a large quantity of fabric suitable for use in our weighted blankets.
Thanks so much to all of you - your donations enable us to keep supplying comforts to those in our community that need our support.

At our next meeting on March 26th Judie will be giving a workshop on rotary cutting.  So if you'd like to learn some tips and techniques to make perfect cuts first time every time, bring a cutting mat, a rotary cutter with a new blade and a straight ruler.

Until next time, keep stitching...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Vanity Box Workshop

At our meeting next Monday Yvonne will be giving us a hands on demonstration/workshop on making these delightful little zippered boxes.

Yvonne has prepared 18 kits and if you would like to participate in this workshop you will need to bring the following with you:
Your sewing machine with walking foot and zipper foot;
White or neutral thread and black thread;
Two loaded bobbins, one with white/neutral thread and one with black thread.
All fabric, backing and zippers will be provided with the lesson.
It should be fun and at the end of the day we'll have 18 more box bags to pass on to people to need them - how good is that?

Further to our last post the quilts that were to be given to the Women's Refuge in Chermside were quickly redirected to Banksia Ward at Royal Children's Hospital (the largest children's oncology ward in Queensland) who had an urgent need for them, and we have also supplied Mitchelton Special School, Calmvale Special School and Redland District Special School with 6 weighted blankets and 1 Touchy Feely quilt to each school, and also 6 weighted blankets to Darling Point Special School.
See you all on Monday,