THINGS WE DO FOR OTHERS

 Things We Do For Others

Geelong Food Relief Centre Collection
We are very pleased to announce that we will now be supporting the Geelong Food Relief Centre on a regular basis, with any of the following items, in average size (for uniformity and limited shelf space):
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Roll on deodorants
  • Tampons
  • Shaving Cream
  • Razors
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Soap
 
A blue trolley will be available at each Guild meeting to place your donated items into. These will then be taken to the Geelong Food Relief Centre for distribution.
 
They are about to open another mini mart in Geelong and are seeking volunteers to help out.
 If you wish to help in any way please contact the Centre.
 
Geelong Food Relief Centre Inc.
8 Freedman Street, North Geelong.
Ph. 52786588
Facebook: Geelong Food Relief Centre

 

 

 

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

 

  Quilts For Others (QFOs) - QFO Packs

Our ‘production line’ is an on-going effort which produces completed quilts
 to send off to local charities and the Very Snuggly Quilt 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 Alcock at a meeting

 

Click on a link below to take you to the pattern, size requirements or information.
These info sheets are ready to print, usually two to an A4 page - one for you, one for a friend

 

 Make Quilts for Others

Very Snuggly Quilts - what size?
Vic Quilters organise for around 60 quilts every month to be delivered to the Royal Children's Hospital and Monash Medical Centre
for long-term and life-threatening illnesses and the children take their quilts home
www.victorianquilters.org/
Guild Contact:  Anne Sushames or Judy Alcock

Teddy - knitting pattern
an adjunct to the Very Snuggle Quilts program above
Guild Contact:  Anne Sushames or Judy Alcock

ICU @ RCH - what size? Note: Special requirements!
Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Children's Hospital
Guild Contact:  Purple Pixies

Quilts of Love - suitable size and style?
For the Geelong Hospital and St John of God
Guild Contact:   Adrienne Hare

Neo Natal Quilts
1 metre x 75cm with dark backing
Guild Contact:  Judy Alcock


     Treasured Babies Programme
supporting families who lose a baby during pregnancy through SIDS & KIDS and the Hope Bereavement Services

www.sidsandkidsvic.org/bereavement-support/treasured-babies

Making tiny garments and items, including small (cot size) quilts
Patterns available from:
joanslattery@sidsandkids.org

 

 

Breast Cancer Comfort Cushions

This is quite a big file and may take time to download - be patient!
It includes:
General Instructions & Notes about Matching Sets
and patterns for Comfort Cushion, X-Ray Carry Bag, Drainage Bag

www.breastcancercushions.com.au
Guild Contact:  the Purple Pixies' table
on Guild days



The Travelling Friendship Quilt Project
Click here for details

 

Knit for Others

KOGO (Knit One Give One)   
Patterns for beanies & scarves and much more
www.knitonegiveone.org
KOGO Newsletters

Knitted squares for rugs

Another website to consider: www.freewebs.com/knit4charities
Guild Contact:  Judy Alcock
You can bring items to Guild and give to Judy Alcock to deliver

 

House Sox -  knitting pattern
Kids love them, adults do too!
Make them for KOGO (see below)
Guild Contact:  Judy Alcock

 

    Triangles Scarf - knitting pattern
Such a fun scarf to knit, especially effective with variegated wool
Make them for KOGO (see below)
Guild Contact:  Judy Alcock

 

Marsupial Pouches for Wildlife Rescue - What size?
AWARE
(Australian Wildlife Assistance, Rescue & Education)
www.awarewildlife.org.au
Guild Contact:  Judy Alcock

 

Dignity Packs for Nepal
Includes printable patterns, instructions and how to videos for menstrual pads and liners
Guild Contact: Judith de Fontenay

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

(Note: The tutor says to cut a 4¼” strip to join on to 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

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