Queensland Floods

I have been watching the news over the last two days, as the Queensland floods unfold into the largest natural flood disaster Australia has ever seen.  Some towns have been flooded more then once and some have been cut off for days and weeks in some cases.  So far it has been reported that 12 people have lost their lives and fears are held for the safety of many many more. 

So what to do?  When in doubt... sew!  Check out this blog by Gum tree designers
http://www.gumtree-designers.com/2011/01/we-need-your-help.html and start
1.stitching (scissor keepers, pin cushion and needle books)
2. collecting up those extra fat quarters, needles, scissors and threads we all have, and
3.donating money for the flood relief appeal and the cost of posting your sewing goodies

I hope your family and friends are safe and dry tonight, happy quilting Sue.


  1. It's just hard to believe the pictures we are seeing on tv isn't it. Another thing that some crafty peeps are doing is organising auctions of hand made goods - check out Toni's blog Make It Perfect for more details http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ftonicoward.blogspot.com%2F&h=5c601

    Hope I can catch up with you sometime this year Sue - I really want to get to Adelaide for a visit to you and another friend.

  2. Hi Sue, I am madly stitching as well and Dawn is going to Queensland in 6 weeks and will take my contribution along with others with her and hopes to givee them personally to some of our quilting sisters who have lost everything.


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