Quilts of Love and Very Snuggly Quilts

ABOUT THESE PROJECTS …

Over the past several years, a large numbers of quilts have been made and donated to these worthwhile projects.
If you would like further information, please phone the project coordinator, Marie Lee

Tel: (03) 5982 2365;    Mob: 0403790390)
We are looking for Volunteers to help with the delivery of quilts. Click here to find out how you can help.

Very Snuggly Quilts

Quilts for this project are made and donated to children and teenagers at the Royal Children’s Hospital. It is hoped that these quilts will provide some extra warmth and comfort at a difficult time. A record of each quilt is kept by Victorian Quilts Inc. to allow the recipient to acknowledge the quilt-maker if they wish.

The quilts are given to long-term patients in the Oncology, Neurology, Cardiac and Cystic Fibrosis wards.

Suggested sizes for Very Snuggly Quilts

Quilts are a gift to patients, with a life threatening illness, aged between a few days old to their early twenties.

1. Baby/Toddler: Brights or Pastel fabrics

Smallest size (newborn): 24 inches by 24 inches (70cm by 70cm)
To six months: 30 inches by 30 inches (75cm by 75cm)
To one year: 36 inches by 36 inches (90cm by 90cm)
One to two years: 40 inches by 48 inches (100cm by 125cm)

2. Child 3 to 5 years: "I Spy", animals and / or brights
                                         40 inches by 48 inches (100cm by 125 cm)

Child 6 to 10 years: Animals, bold colourful and bright fabrics
                                           48 inches by 69 inches (125cm to 175cm) long

3. Older Child/Teenager: Bold colourful fabrics or plaids
   
48 inches to 60 inches (125 cm to 150cm) wide; & 69 inches to 79 inches (175cm to 200cm) long


All quilts should have a pieced top, MUST contain wadding and should not use polar fleece as a backing in lieu of wadding. The fabric used as backing may be pieced, but remember that this should be appropriate to the pieced top (eg: big pink flower fabric should not be used as backing on a quilt for a teenage boy).

PLEASE REMEMBER NO:

  • Flannel fabrics or Chenille
  • Buttons or embellishments
  • Labels. It is the hospital policy that all quilts are given anonymously
Is the quilt you are donating to this program suitable? If you would be happy for a child in your family to receive this quilt as a gift, then yes it is suitable.
All gift quilts, to any organisation, should be of a standard that we would be happy to receive as a gift.


Need further information? Contact
Marie Lee
PO Box 2203, Rosebud Plaza VIC 3939
Telephone: 0359822365 Mobile: 0403790390

OR

www.victorianquilters.org

Very Snuggly Quilts Diary Dates - 2014
Quilt making days, the hum of sewing machines, laughter, catching up with old friends and making new friends.

Everyone is welcome either for a few minutes or the entire day and there are a range of tasks that you may assist or you are welcome to visit and see what we are doing.

February 21st - 10am to 3.00pm
Sorrento Community Centre
, 860-868 Melbourne Road (off Morce Avenue) Sorrento.

Please contact the community Centre on 59843360 if planning to attend this quilt making day.

February 22nd & 23rd
Western Port Festival Art & Artisans Show
Hastings Hall (near the library), High Street, Hastings. (Melway Ref 154 J11)

April 10th - 13th
Australasian Quilt Convention
Royal Exhibition Buildings, Nicholson Street, Carlton
Collection of completed quilts only.

April 18th - Good Friday - 9.30 to 4.00pm
Keysborough Bowling Club, Cheltenham Road, Keysborough (Melway Ref 89 C9)

June 26th to 29th

Quilt & Craft Fair as part of the Victorian Quilters Showcase at Jeff's Shed, Clarendon Street, Southbank (Melway Ref 2F A9). Please let me know by 1st June if you intend to be part of the demonstration area. this will ensure that your name is added to list for free entry on the day you are attending.
A big thank you to Expertise Events for providing the space and Bernina who provide the sewing machines for this event.

For the quilt making days please bring:
1. Sewing machine in good working order and extension lead and power board; or
2. Cushion for your chair
3. Needles for hand sewing
4. Sewing requirements (scissors ect, ect).
5. Cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter
6. Mug, lunch and a plate of something to share for morning and afternoon tea.

For further details please contact:

Marie Lee
Tel: (03) 5982 2365;    Mob: 0403790390
Email: marie.lee6@bigpond.com

Thank you to our Sponsors:

  • Expertise Events
  • Bernina Australia
  • Victorian Textiles - Matilda's Own Wadding
  • G J's Discount Fabrics East Brunswick
  • Westalee Rulers