Monday, April 20, 2009

How could I forget.................

to post this picture?
It's a little blurry. My friend Jane took it with her cell phone & didn't hold it still enough. This is some members of my quilt club working on QAYG blocks for the Heartstrings Australian fire relief project. I was hostess last week & put everybody to work. There were only four of us at the meeting but we made 24 blocks. I did another 11 the next day at home & just have to box them up & get them sent to Sue F. in MN.

Two of my grandmother's uncles emigrated to Australia from Germany & raised families there. They both settled in the Bendigo area of Victoria, right in the area where the fires were, so I guess I feel a certain connection even though I doubt if I'll ever get a chance to meet any of those distant cousins.


  1. That's great that you had your quilting friends helping out. I want to make a few more before the end of the month myself.

  2. Isn't it funny to think of our quilts/blocks visiting places we've always wanted to???

  3. Sorry I missed the meeting. You all got a lot done. I think it's my turn next?
    My sewing machine did make it to the meeting with Jennie I see. Flicsha

  4. Your comment turned up with a no reply email, so I thought I'd post the answer on your blog. Degory Priest. He is my brother-in-law's ancestor. I think this one is a good one to recommend to my nephew - at least the name is in there once!

  5. Are you coming to the sew-in?? I didn't realize that you were. It will be great to meet everyone.