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How to JOIN quilting block swaps Australia

Hello and thank you for visiting. This is a community group for all Australian quilters to join or just follow. Membership is FREE and you are partnered each month and we make each other a 12 inch quilt block based on our preferences which we swap. (12.5 inches raw edge to raw edge) The emphasis of the group is on friendship and sharing. To find out more or register to join email me on quiltingblocks@hotmail.com This purpose of this blog is to chat and showcase blocks and quilts made by members, kind of like a show and tell . Yours in stitching, Sue



Sunday, January 8, 2012

BOLD STARS - swap quilt top completed

I have another quilt top finish to share, and the exciting part about this quilt is that it is made not only with blocks received in the 12 inch block exchange, but also from blocks received in the 6 inch block swap.  I have named this quilt Bold Stars.


In the last day or so I have come across this blog  AUSSIE HERO'S  The ladies involved are making and sending quilts and laundry bags to our Aussie men and women serving in Afghanistan.  As some of my friends would know, my son is in the Armed forces and was due to go to Afghanistan last June.  Thankfully, he got pulled off the trip only about a month before he was due to leave, which was quite a relief for all of us. But I never fail to shed a tear when I hear of the loss of one of our men.

I have decided to send this quilt to the Aussie Hero's ladies to forward on to one of the troops serving in Afghanistan as a gift from the lovely ladies of QBSA.

Some ladies have made both 6 and 12 inch blocks featured in this quilt.  I do have a couple of blocks that I had forgotten to record who has sent them to me, and for this I apologise.

Here are the contributors of the blocks that make up this quilt in no particular order:

Julie Deith, Carmen Johnson, Leanne Harvey,  Noelene Fraser x 2, Linda Gilli (centre block): Fiona Robinson, Anna Schuring x2, Larissa Hart x2 , Cheryl Murray x 4, Leena Liew x2, Coralie Wallace x2, Sharon Vroom x2, Robyn Larkin x2, Janet Rushant x2, Sally de Wijn x2, Sue Stubbings x2, Vanessa Roberts x2, Jolanda Pandiscia-Bressan x2, Lynette Peters x2, Catherine Richards and Sylvia Ulrich.

 If you have made me a bold star and your name is not here, let me know and I will add your name.

Thank you for your contribution

6 comments:

Janet said...

Wow! It looks gorgeous.

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

OOoh - lovely quilt top Sue!
those stars certainly look great all together ;-)

Marg H said...

Beautiful quilt - looks great and what a wonderful thing to do to send it to our men and women in Afghanistan.

Tarnyia said...

A great quilt top Sue and what a wonderful idea to send it off to Jan-Maree... she will be so surprised and so happy for your quilt... I myself have recently joined this band of wonderful women and I can tell you they are just fantastic and the emails they receive back from our soldiers is just heart warming... so if there are any quilters out there who would just love to help out with either orphan blocks or making a quilt top or whole quilt please let Jan-Maree know... you will be welcomed with open arms xxx

Jan-Maree said...

This quilt is going to brighten the room of someone over there and they all really deserve it! Thankyou so much for thinking of Aussie Hero Quilts. It will mean so much to them and it means a lot to me!

Fiona said...

the quilt top is great and what a wonderful thing to send it off.... very special...
Hugz