Sunday Stash #106 – #SewingForSydney
It’s time I give you a brief update on the fabulousness that is happening with the #SewingForSydney campaign! First and foremost, the support and generosity the Glitterati has shown has been incredible! I am well on the way to achieving the goal of making six quilts for the victim’s families. I have received 596 hashtag blocks, and that’s only from five days of mail deliveries. I’m scared and excited by what the post will bring tomorrow after having no deliveries over the holiday long weekend!
There’s also been some mind-blowing donations! Emma Jean Jansen sent fabric backings for two quilts, and enough material to bind five quilts. Whoa! These all come from her Terra Australis collections, and will make wonderfully bright, and thematic additions to the quilts.
I’ve also received some beautiful gifts of thread and fabric from the Glitterati as a thank you for mobilising this movement. This is completely unnecessary and not why I am doing this at all. However, I love them, and will put them to good use in some hashtag blocks!
Other significant contributions are coming in from Sunset Seams, Handmade by Emily, and Black Tulip Quilts. Oh, and local quilt shops, the Remnant Warehouse and Kim Bradley Creations have committed to supplying additional fabric and batting, to the tune of whatever is needed! So if you’re looking for local places to spend your money, I’d start with all of these! There are many other volunteers and contributors that I will share with you in the weeks ahead, including those assembling quilts, and the long armers quilting them.
So far blocks have been collected from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, USA, and Canada, and I know there’s a German package on its way! If you’re still wanting to contribute a hashtag block, you still have time. If you want to contribute money for sundry items that aren’t accounted for like shipping and handling, packaging and gift boxes, you can donate to the Paypal account via email@example.com.
Once again, thank you for your support! Make sure you keep your eyes peeled to my Instagram account (molli_sparkles) for the most up to date photos of all that is happening with #SewingForSydney!
(so proud of us)