May Charity Sewalong

Royal Flying Doctors Service

Royal-Flying-Doctor-Service.jpgThe Royal Flying Doctor Service is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world, providing extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people over an area of 7.3 million square kilometres.

Delivered by a dedicated team of professionals, using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, and supported by a vast number of volunteers and supporters, the RFDS is vital for those that live, work and travel in rural and remote Australia.

This sewalong we are creating aviation themed circle quilts, square quilts, mug rugs and table runners which can be used by the Royal Flying Doctor Service for its patients or at events to be auctioned off for fundraising efforts.


  • This sewalong will run from 1st May – 31st May 2017
  • Create an aviation themed circle/square quilt, mug rug or table runner.


ED-P-700x700Planes by Echidna – Free Download!

This collection consists of 10 designs suitable for 100 mm x 100 mm or larger embroidery hoop.

This project will be free to download during the month of May to collaborate with this aviation themed sewalong.

LGE-CF-700x700Cabin Fever by Lindee Goodall

This project requires piecing in-the-hoop (also known as pattern piecing) to create a finish block size of 5 inches. Use this project to create a small rug mug, quilt or table runner!

This collection contains designs with the following minimum sewing field requirements: 1 for 130 x 180mm, 9 for 140 x 200mm, 15 up to 200 x 300 max.

Cabin Fever by Lindee Goodall
Price $39.95 (Platinum $35.95)

Crafty’s Online Classes

Learn how to quilt with Crafty’s online classes. It’s free to register and you can choose any tutorial that you like, learning at your own pace with easy-to-follow video lessons or project PDF downloads that you can access any time, anywhere.



If you would like to donate your aviation themed quilt, mug rug or table runner please do so by the following:

  • Drop it off to any of our four Echidna store locations
  • Or post it to:
    Att: Sarah-Jayne Curry
    Echidna Sewalong
    12 Casuarina Street
    Brisbane Airport
    QLD 4008


These sewalongs are a great way to get inspired by what everyone creates, while giving to a worthy cause. If you’re new to sewing or embroidering then don’t despair. This is a great chance for you to get involved and have fun no matter what the outcome.


Since we are featuring a new charity each month the May Sewalong will run from 1st – 31st May, 2017. However, you are welcome to complete this project at any time of the year and donate to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

You can view the full list of Charity Projects online.


We will also be giving away a number of Universal Magazine prizes, which will be drawn on 5th June, 2017. However, we will also give away a number of prizes at random throughout the year for any sewalong project submitted, no matter which month it’s sent in.

To enter, simply take a photo of your finished project, then post it to our Echidna Facebook Community or email it to


If you have your own sewing/embroidery blog you can save the following badges and post it on your blog entry, linking back to this page.



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