Friday, 13 April 2012

The Goodness of Others

There is a lot of good hearted energy coursing thro' blogland at the moment so I thought I'd share some local goodness with you.
Yesterday my postie delivered this -
My classes finished a couple of weeks ago but I am busy getting ready for our Open Day on 22nd April.
Each year, just after Christmas, I challenge my ladies to make a Linus quilt for our local neo natal unit. At the Open Day, our local rep goes off with a pile of these wee quilts, they usually measure about 28" square.
The above quilt came in the post because its maker, Jackie, won't be able to make it on the day, but still took the trouble to get the quilt to has joined the others -
Some of my ladies choose to knit, or have a neighbour with a mum who know how it goes.........

As well as making all of this, for the last two years we have held a "sewing/craft" themed bring and buy stall with all proceeds going to charity.
This year, our Open Day is expanding into a larger venue over a longer period and we will also be serving teas/coffees and home baking - imagine, an afternoon of Cakes & Quilts!! What could be better.
So, hopefully more dosh will be raised, and this year, we are supporting this local cause - The Vanessa Appeal..

Yes, for sure, quilters have generous hearts..........thank you ladies.

So, for those of you who know you are coming, this is a reminder. For anyone else out there who fancies a day out in sunny Ayr (yes, always sunny here), come along to Alloway Village Hall - opposite Burn's Cottage, Sunday 22 April from 11 - 3. You'll be made so welcome.x


  1. What a wonderfully generous thing you ladies are doing. This is what it is all about!! The quilts and little tiny hats are adorable.

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  3. I'd love to come - a wee bit far though!! Hope it all goes brilliantly and you raise loads. Jxo

  4. Sunny Ayr? Hahahahahahahahaha. Well, I might come anyway ;o)

  5. Looks like a wonderful collection - have a brilliant day x

  6. That is a lot of generosity, quilters and knitters are amazing.

  7. How lovely and some gorgeous little minis there too.


  8. Generous indeed. Hope your tea, cake and quilts event goes well. If I lived closer I would be making loads of cakes for you.

  9. What a lovely cause to support :-) good on you and your ladies! X

  10. Oh my goodness me, I'm having one of those moments right now. I have just written an article for the next Fat Quarterly on Project Linus and we have four Project Linus quilts going into that issue. BUT, ever since having the twins ten years ago - Eve was born at 25 weeks (weighing one and a half pounds) and Amy at 32 weeks. Eve was in the neonatal unit for seven months and benefitted from the quilts and knitted hats made by wonderful people. But anyway, since then, I've wanted to make neonatal quilts but hadn't found anyone who had a channel to donate them and had requirements and now I pop over to visit you and see this post. Hunting everywhere and finding it on your blog. Can I make some quilts for them, do you think and what are the requirements?

  11. oh wish I was going to be there! What a lot of lovely quilts and hats. I did my A'level geography field trip in and around Ayr and Girvan (won't say how long ago)

  12. Aren't people lovely?! I wish I could come but I'll be there in spirit!!



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