Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October Gathering

We had an early start this morning to another day of feverish activity.
We've had a lot of new members come to join us since our Open Day and the room was buzzing!
Masses of "product" was brought in to be sorted and distributed.  Here is just a small selection of it.
Cuddly toys, knitted and sewn.
Claire turned a panel into a "World of Quilting"
A sweet baby quilt
Knitted and crocheted rugs
A lovely scrappy "Ocean Waves" quilt
This selection of quilts is going to bring some cheer to a family that's battling through a difficult patch.
Our next meeting is on 25th November and will be our AGM, so please attend if you can, and then on December 9th we'll be having our Christmas Party (can you believe it's that time of year already!).

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Thought you might like to share in an email we received from Sue Eagle who was the first Treasurer of Sunshine Linus.  Sue has recently become a grandmother to twin girls.  We make lots of lots of items for preemie babies, and distribute the items all over the Sunshine Coast.  We sometimes hear from someone who knows someone who knows someone that has benefited from our hard work, but we couldn't be more thrilled to receive this email!  It sure is a wonderful feeling to see our work come full circle.
Here's her email and photographs.

 Harriet & Georgia Leigh
Hi Judie,
Wanted to let you and the other ladies know that my new twin grand baby girls are getting the benefit of the items Linus make. They where born a week ago and are in the special care unit in Nambour hospital, born 6 weeks early.

Was nice to see the items you make. Never thought my family or I would benefit but you just never know. Thanks to you all for your hard work.

Have attached a few photos for you.  Georgia Leigh is doing really well. Harriett is fine but just needs reminding to breathe.  My daughter Catherine is doing a great job as a new mum.
Thanks again
Love Sue


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

September Meeting

It was all hands on deck on Monday morning.
A lot of new folk joined us, after our exceptionally spectacular Open Day (no bias here!); and all of the quilts and other goodies that had been held over for showing at the event had to be sorted for distribution, but we also had some very special visitors.
Claire has been liaising with the Endeavour Foundation, after reading in the local paper that two houses have been built in Pelican Waters for eight Endeavour Foundation clients and two staff members.  The residents will move in by mid-October and Claire thought donating colourful bed quilts would be another great way for Sunshine Linus to contribute to our community. Go, Claire!
So the soon-to-be new residents came to visit to collect their quilts and have morning tea with us.

It's starting to get busy in here!
Claire (right) presenting the first of the quilts

Another resident happy with her gift
Adele, the lucky winner of our raffle quilt, also came today.  Adele loves her new quilt (and her cat has also given his seal of approval!)
Nikki (left), who helped in the making of the quilt, and Adele.
After all the excitement it was back to work.
Jill and Judy are sorting the quilts for distribution. There is a lot more to go yet, girls!
As always we had plenty of show and tell
Nikki made this gorgeous scrappy purple lovely

Claire used furnishing fabrics for this one
Maggie made this sweet little girls number
And Bev did this scrappy log cabin
The distribution list for this month is long.  You can see it here.
See you all again on October 28th....