QFO Working Bee – 13 October

October 12, 2020 | Posted in QFO | By

Quilts for Others group is having a working bee on Tuesday October 13th from 10am-1pm. There will be hand sewing and pinning of quilts, no machine use. Bookings are essential – info is below the calendar on the website. COVID 19 social distancing & safety rules apply.

If you have a quilt to drop off or would like a quilt to work on, this is your opportunity. As mentioned in the September Connecting Threads, QFO have lots of quilt tops waiting for you to quilt! Room entry will be limited. COVID 19 safety rules apply.

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QFO Working Bee – 8 September

September 4, 2020 | Posted in QFO | By

The Quilts for Others group is having a working bee on Tuesday 8 September from 10am-1pm. Bookings are essential – info is below the calendar on the website. COVID 19 social distancing & safety rules apply.

If you have a quilt to drop off or would like a quilt to work on, this is your opportunity. As mentioned in the September Connecting Threads, QFO have lots of quilt tops waiting for you to quilt! Room entry will be limited. COVID 19 safety rules apply.

 

 

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QFO drop off / collection session : 4 August

August 1, 2020 | Posted in QFO | By

The Quilts for Others group is having a drop off / collection session on Tuesday 4 August, from 10am until 12.30pm. COVID 19 safety rules apply.

If you have a quilt to drop off or would like a quilt to work on, this is your opportunity.

 

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A Message from the CQ President- Bushfire Response

January 12, 2020 | Posted in member activity, QFO | By

This morning members would have received the following in an email from our President, Raylee Bielenberg:

Our New Year has been smothered in smoke and full of concern for those affected by the bushfires.  Many of us have friends and family in the areas that have been burned or are still in danger from the fires.

It is hard to sit still and many want to contribute to the well being of those affected.

We have collated a number of links for you to explore in order to contribute or donate as you choose, however…

As a group our skillset sets us up for help after the communities start to recover and our QFO group is ideal for this.

Can I encourage everyone to consider making a quilt to be completed through our QFO group.  If we can concentrate our efforts in this area then we will be best placed to respond quickly to the call for quilts to go to those who have lost so much.

Many of you are probably acting ahead of this email and have started making. Thank you. We will need everyone who is able to help to do so and together we can have some comforting quilts ready to send when the time is appropriate. Makers, quilters and binders, everyone can be part of the quilts journey from Canberra Quilters to those who can use a hug in the form of a quilt.

There are various charities that are collecting items to send to help communities get back on their feet, but there is also the issue of storing and distributing those items.  The time for quilts will come when those who have lost their homes and livelihood need both the warmth and comfort we can share through our quilt-making.  Many times on the news they have made the point that if you can give funds that is often better than items that create a secondary issue and take personnel away from more pertinent roles at this time.

Therefore we have time to put our skills to great use and build the stock of quilts through QFO ready for when they are wanted and needed.

I look forward to seeing you soon at our February meeting.

Wishing everyone safety and clear air and praying for rain for our land.

Raylee

Red Cross Bush Fire Appeal – this is a great site for donating money to help at the ground level.

https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-donate

NSW Rural Fire Services – these are the men and woman that are on the ground fighting the fires in New South Wales.

https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/volunteer/support-your-local-brigade

Animal Rescue Craft Group – this is a Facebook group that works together to make things to help with injured wildlife.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/arfsncrafts/

Cool the Vollies – This initiative is looking to make 10,000 cool neck ties for volunteers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2121038621331981/

Crafty Fog Bushfire Appeal – Laura’s mission; To provide a co-ordinated effort to accept and distribute craft items to those who have been forced to leave behind their supplies. The aim is to provide full kits thereby enabling recipients to be able to get working on their craft without having to chasing up missing supplies.

https://www.facebook.com/Crafty-Frog-2020-Bushfire-Appeal-105798827614954/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARAMca4IaW7QO9F5FTKxBrXpgvNvmj9TdgXFU2TqeimAo4-q6COIU0Izx9m3JxRFjq-01ONqUkDGzmWy&hc_ref=ARSa_xQjODrxJuJt_wiF5lziNpICfcU5jtej-figqkqLtooDaTCZazERgZtGpt0GOG4&fref=nf

Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT

https://www.facebook.com/AnglicareACT/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARADWFB6GrNc5-YXiCNz1XpCZ37KovBFaf5_dGM7CHzaVp4YyXOLKxgGgdHVo7QO4FLwip1bdP0lkbJe&hc_ref=ARReAPQEEEJBmE11THs4lSAfK9DdcsAGJRdytGXVjVGWY95K_yTV3Wl2G2eXBMUoOHo&fref=nf

WIRES Emergency Fund for Wildlife – for those that want to donate to helping look after the animals impacted by this disaster.

https://www.facebook.com/donate/1386120504919105/10156697663782187/

 

Port Macquarie Koala Hospital

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-thirsty-koalas-devastated-by-recent-fires

 

Oz Comfort Quilts – blocks and tops, or whole quilts for those affected

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1289190357933996/

 

GIVIT – give items or donate

http://www.givit.org.au/?fbclid=IwAR12pej_LVjntzunmWLFHTLS6ootzB6J_xKyt7zClMDx7GU2A5MGd2ufA_M

 

Quilts of Love for fire victims

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2523853717890563/

 

NSW Rural Fire Service – for info

https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/

 

Animals Australia – will take your fur coats if you still have any, to use for animals.

https://www.animalsaustralia.org/

(Quilt in banner is Wonder in the Woods by Bronwyn Hill. It was exhibited in the 2019 Members’ Exhibition)

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QFO Quilting Bee: Tuesday 14 May

May 12, 2019 | Posted in QFO | By

The next Quilts for Others (QFO) working bee is on 14 May, from 10am until 2.30pm, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

QFO makes quilts to donate to charities and organizations in the Canberra region. If you would like to join us at a working bee you would be most welcome. There are plenty of jobs to be done: hand sewing, machine sewing, pinning and other tasks.

Bring your lunch if you plan to stay for the day. Morning tea is provided.

Here are some recent quilts:

 

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QFO working bee – 12 March

March 10, 2019 | Posted in QFO | By

The next Quilts for Others (QFO) working bee is on 12 March, from 10am until 2.30pm, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

QFO makes quilts to donate to charities and organizations in the Canberra region. If you would like to join us at a working bee you would be most welcome. There are plenty of jobs to be done: hand sewing, machine sewing, pinning and other tasks.

Bring your lunch if you plan to stay for the day. Morning tea is provided.

QFO regularly receives donations of fabric, for which we are very grateful. At present we are in need of fabric suitable for backings. Lengths of one metre or larger are suitable, but we cannot use furnishing fabrics.

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Quilts for Others (QFO) working bee – 12 February

February 10, 2019 | Posted in QFO | By

The next Quilts for Others (QFO) working bee is on 12 February, from 10am until 2.30pm, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

QFO makes quilts to donate to charities and organizations in the Canberra region. In 2017 over 300 quilts were made and donated and 270+ in 2018.

If you would like to join us at a working bee you would be most welcome. There are plenty of jobs to be done: hand sewing, machine sewing, pinning and other tasks.

Bring your lunch if you plan to stay for the day. Morning tea is provided.

QFO regularly receives donations of fabric, for which we are very grateful. At present we are in need of fabric suitable for backings. Lengths of one metre or larger are suitable, but we cannot use furnishing fabrics.
The dates for the first working bees in 2019 are: February 12, March 12, April 9.

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QFO Quilting Bee – 9 October

October 8, 2018 | Posted in QFO | By

The next Quilts for Others (QFO) working bee is on Tuesday 9 October, from 10am until 2.30pm, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

QFO makes quilts to donate to charities and organizations in the Canberra region. In 2017 over 300 quilts were made and donated. QFO is gearing up for another handover of quilts at the end of the year.  Please help out where you can.

The four thousandth quilt has just been started!

If you would like to join us at a working bee you would be most welcome. There are plenty of jobs to be done: hand sewing, machine sewing, pinning and other tasks.

Bring your lunch if you plan to stay for the day. Morning tea is provided.

Some QFO quilts are displayed in the corridor:

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Quilts for Others working bee – 11 September

September 8, 2018 | Posted in QFO | By

The next Quilts for Others (QFO) working bee is on 11 September, from 10am until 2.30pm, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

QFO makes quilts to donate to charities and organizations in the Canberra region. In 2017 over 300 quilts were made and donated.

If you would like to join us at a working bee you would be most welcome. There are plenty of jobs to be done: hand sewing, machine sewing, pinning and other tasks.

Bring your lunch if you plan to stay for the day. Morning tea is provided.

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QFO working bee – 10 July

July 8, 2018 | Posted in QFO | By

The next Quilts for Others (QFO) working bee is on 10 July, from 10am until 2.30pm, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

QFO makes quilts to donate to charities and organizations in the Canberra region. In 2017 over 300 quilts were made and donated.

If you would like to join us at a working bee you would be most welcome. There are plenty of jobs to be done: hand sewing, machine sewing, pinning and other tasks.

The July get-together also prepares for sewing and demonstrating at the annual exhibition. Have you volunteered for the a roster at the exhibition? QFO needs sewing, quilting and basting volunteers. the exhibition is 9-12 August.

Bring your lunch if you plan to stay for the day. Morning tea is provided.

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