Projects to support those affected by Bush fires in Australia
There has been a massive worldwide response to the disastrous bushfires in
Australia over the past few weeks, we've all seen the photographs and
news reports showing ordinary people who have lost everything in these
One quilter has really thought about what she could do to help in these
circumstances. Hexagons of
is asking quilters across the world to send EPP hexagons
to Australia, as hexagons of hope for crafts people who have lost their
work and materials in the bushfires. The website has all the
information you might need, from templates to postage instructions, so
if you'd like to join in, just follow the link above.
Lots of members here at Popular Patchwork have contributed hexies to this worthy cause, come and chat to some of them in our forum, in the Hexagons of Hope
If hexagons aren't your thing, there's also The Bush
Fire Quilt Project
, who are collecting 12.5" square 'wonky
star' blocks with cream or pale backgrounds. You will need to visit the
flickr group to get all the details, just follow the link above for more
information. Ros has produced a great tutorial for these blocks, you
can read all about it in Ros'
These "wonky stars" were made by Ros, Janet, and Tessa. All the stars need to be sent to Australia by the end of March, so if you'd like to join in, please start soon!