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5th Tuesday Sewing Days

Making Quilts For Others
9.30 am to 3.30 pm
 

The Charity Quilt - Click here for photos and details

Most years, members of BMFQ choose a charity to support
 and they make a quilt for use as a fund-raiser
 

  QFOs (Quilts For Others)

Our ‘production line’ is an on-going effort which produces completed quilts to send off for local needs and the 'Very Snuggly Quilts' program

A QFO Pack contains blocks with their borders, batting, backing and binding, and a rough diagram of the quilt.
If you would like a pack, please see Judy at a meeting

You can bring items to a meeting and give them to Judy to deliver

Unwanted blocks     or quilt tops     or fabric     or batting?
 Donate
them and we'll complete the quilts and send them on to a good cause

 

 

Patterns / Requirements / Info

Click on a link to take you to the pattern, size requirements or information, then the  Back  button brings you back to this page

These info sheets are ready to print, usually two to an A4 page - one for you, one for a friend!
 

Quilts for Others

Very Snuggly Quilts - what size?  Any size ...
 from 24" square for the Newborns to single bed for the older Teenagers!

Vic Quilters organise for around 200 quilts every month to be delivered to the Royal Children's Hospital and Monash Medical Centre.
Quilts are a gift to patients, with a life threatening illness, aged between a few days old to their early twenties

Each child takes their quilt home

www.victorianquilters.org
then the link to Community /  Very Snuggly Quilts & Quilts of Love

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Knit for Others

 

KOGO (Knit One Give One)
www.knitonegiveone.org - for their reports, patterns, etc
Patterns for beanies & scarves and much more

www.facebook.com/knitonegiveone

Teddy - knitting pattern
can be sent to KOGO and other places

House Sox
Kids love them, adults do too!
Make them for KOGO (see above)

Triangles Scarf
Such a fun scarf to knit, especially effective with variegated wool
Make them for KOGO (see above)

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For those who like to make things for others, and seek variety, there is a more extensive list on the Geelong Patchwork & Quilters' Guild website   
www.geelongpatch.org.au/GoodWorks.htm
 

‘Making Tubes for Making Quilts’

For those who liked (or missed) my Tips & Tricks session, there is a 'Tube Tutorial' on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOWSp0mTTqE  

The tutor says to cut a 4¼” strip to join onto the pair of joined 2½” strips, but I use a 4½” strip.

You’ll find what works for you!

Judy's hand-written notes give quantities of fabric, how many tubes to make and pressing plans for a 9-block / 36-square quilt pictured left.
Email to ask for a copy

 

 
For knitters who are interested …

 

Long-Tail Cast On: This is how I like to cast on, especially for sox, it gives a firm but elastic result.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGHhETWoFUM&feature=player_embedded
 

  

 

QFOs - So Who's Counting?

Whether you donate fabric, batting or your time, you can be sure that your efforts are most definitely appreciated
 
Well done, everyone. As my grandson would say: You're AWESOME !!

2011 Tally

 

2014 Tally

 

To Flood Relief:

18 quilts

Local:

  1 quilt

Very Snuggly Quilts:

48 quilts

Very Snuggly Quilts:

31 quilts

Local:

 11 quilts

CAFS Kinship Program:

  6 quilts

TOTAL for 2011:

77 quilts

TOTAL for 2014:

38 quilts

2012 Tally

 

2015 Tally

 

Local:

  9 quilts

Local:

 

Very Snuggly Quilts:
 

51 quilt tops
74 quilts

Very Snuggly Quilts:

65 quilts

CAFS Kinship

  1 quilt

CAFS Kinship Program:

  2 quilts

Raffle Quilt to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation

  1 quilt

Raffle Quilt to raise funds for Angels Flight

  1 quilt

TOTAL for 2012:
 

85 quilts
51 quilt tops

TOTAL for 2015:

68 quilts

2013 Tally

 

2016 Tally  

Local:

  9 quilts

Local: Place Mats for Xmas via Meals on Wheels etc.

94 place mats

Very Snuggly Quilts:

53 quilts

Very Snuggly Quilts:

23  quilts

CAFS Kinship Program:

  4 quilts

   

TOTAL for 2013:

66 quilts

TOTAL for 2016:

23 quilts