I got a little distracted this weekend, what with husband home from working away and Australia Day ‘stuff’, so I’m finally here to draw the Friday Night Sew In winner……
but still quite a way to go….at least being quilt as you go, I know when it’s done, it will be finished!
Here’s some of what others got up to…
and so much more that you can see if you visit everyone via their links.
But now for the winner of this wonderful prize…..
and with 55 of us, it’s anyone’s guess…..
Don’t you just love it!? Well done Theresa, and if you shoot me your address, I’ll get your prize off in the mail soon!
Another hearty congratulations to Aussie, Jan-maree Ball, who was ordered an OAM today at the Australia Day ceremonies.
As some of you may know, Jan-maree started Aussie Hero Quilts in 2012 and, since then, she and her quilting army have made more than 5000 quilts and 8000 laundry bags for deployed personnel. She said she decided to start making quilts for the troops after hearing about an Australian soldier injured in Afghanistan who was given an American quilt while in hospital in Germany. It spurred her on as, although she was grateful for the generosity of the Americans, she was ashamed that Aussies weren’t receiving any recognition from their own, and so Aussie Hero Quilts was born.
Just goes to show……quilting can move people to make a difference……so proud to be an Aussie Quilter today! (and every day!)
xox Sugary hugs :o)