Charity Sewing: August 2018

Comfort Quilts Against Cancer

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Comfort Quilts against Cancer is a not-for-profit organisation whose members embroider and patchwork colourful quilts for cancer patients in all areas of Australia. Cancer touches people in many ways, whether it be personally, through a family member, workmate or even a neighbour.

Their aim is to assist as many cancer patients in Australia they can by offering hand-made quilts. These quilts can go to men, woman and children of all ages.

This sewalong we are asking you to create a quilt of any theme or size. Alternatively, you could create 12 quilted or embroidered squares which they can use to quilt for you. Whichever you would like to create to get involved will help out their cause.

A heartfelt comment received by Comfort Quilts Against Cancer:

“Hi Bronwyn, Very rarely in my life have I been lost for words but yesterday when your gift arrived I was speechless! I must admit that I feel a little guilty at the moment as I am lucky enough to still be feeling well right now, but I am also very grateful. Please pass on my thanks to the lovely ladies that work so hard making these quilts, scarves and beanies for people suffering with cancer.”

Sewalong Brief

Quilt or Embroider

  • Quilt, sew or embroider a finished quilt of any theme or size.
  • Or quilt or embroider 12 squares either  8”, 10” or 12” wide with the same theme. These can be sewn up by Comfort Quilts Against Cancer.

Crochet or Knit

Many of these quilts are made as lap quilts and get sent out with a beanie or scarf, so if you’re handy with a knitting needle, either of these projects would be ideal.

Decorate with Embroidery

John Deer’s Ultimate Ladybug Club will allow you to access a large number of appropriate embroidery designs that are ideal for projects like these. Use Embrilliance embroidery software to create a personalised embroidery design to help those suffering with cancer.

Examples

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Ultimate Stash – Keep Calm and Kick Cancer’s Butt

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Ultimate Stash – Stay Strong and Kick Cancer’s Butt

Nominate someone you know

People going through cancer treatment will often have to face a complete change to their lifestyle, dealing with side-effects, changes to their appearance and also the daunting process in finding out if their treatment is actually working.

That’s why we would like you to nominate anyone that you know that is currently going through this process. If you would like to nominate someone you can do this by contacting the Comfort Quilts Against Cancer Facebook group providing their name, address and a brief description of what they have. If nominating a child who is under 18 please state the age so that an age appropriate quilt is sent to them.

Sending in your donations

These blocks can be posted to any of the Echidna stores or you can send them directly to:

Comfort Quilts Against Cancer
PO Box 966
Northam
WA 6401

Be sure to include your name, postal address and contact details with your donation.

How long do I have to create this project?

The Comfort Quilts for Cancer sewalong will run from 1–31 August 2018. However, this charity is always in need of quilts or quilt blocks, so feel free to donate at any time.

View the full list of Charity Sewalong projects.

Prizes

We’ll be giving away a number of prizes throughout in the year. To enter, simply take a photo of your finished project and post it to our Echidna Sewing facebook community!

Things to remember

Sewalongs are a great way to get inspired by what everyone creates, while giving to a worthy cause. If you’re new to sewing and embroidery, this is a great chance to get involved and have fun no matter what the outcome. Any excuse to put your sewing and embroidery machines to good use is a great one.

Sewalong Badges

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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