Monday, 27 April 2009

Sharing the Love!

Last Friday I had the privilege of visiting Middle Kinglake Primary School which was one of the schools that was burnt down in the recent Black Saturday bushfires here in Australia. I was there with my son, Sean, to photograph some of the students who had just been given some of the gorgeous quilts that have been made and donated to the victims of this devastating bushfire.
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It was a delight to meet the students who were all so bubbly and sooooooooooo excited about receiving their very own quilt which had been donated by quilters from all over the world. They were all so thankful and you could just tell that those quilts are going to be absolutely loved. Every single student and teacher at the school received a quilt.
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They wanted me to tell you how thankful they all are for the lovely quilts and other handmade stuff that they have received. IMG_4476

Here are a few of the photos , you can see the rest over here - maybe you might see your quilt that you donated.
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28 comments:

peppermintpatcher said...

Beautiful. Too beautiful for words.

rachelmp said...

How fantastic Cathy! Beautiful photo's from your son as well :)

Cass said...

That is great

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

How lovely to see the community start to heal! The quilts certainly look like they will be well loved!

CurlyPops said...

It's amazing just how generous everyone has been...and to think that they recieved enough quilts for each student and teacher. Wow!

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

What a gorgeous thing for the crafting world to have come together for these students. It makes my heart warm. xx

clairegee said...

How wonderful Cathy.

I was watching the 4 Corners ep. last night on how things happened on that day from a Marysville perspective, and was gripped with the terror of it all over again.

I am so glad to see those children wrapped in love from all over the world.

It just show the power of the homemade to show you care.

Stacey said...

What a lovely idea. Just in time for this freezing weather too!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

It warms my heart to see those lovely quilts, that I know were indeed made with love, wrapped around the shoulders of the children. They are more than blankets and fabric but are truly love & blessings.

Thank you for sharing, Stay Cozy, Carrie

traceyboop said...

What a wonderful story.... thanks for sharing Cathy. Humanity is alive and well.

Linda said...

what a heart warming post Cathy, so lovely to see thank you

Madison Avenue Baby said...

Oh my gosh! How precious are these children! This post brought a tear to my eyes this morning. What a wonderful thing you have done. These quilts will be treasured by these children for the rest of their lives. Just beautiful!
Dawn

Louise said...

What gorgeous smiles!!

Annie said...

What a great post seeing all those happy little faces. A wonderful gift.

periwinkle said...

amazing quilts for amazing people :-)
lisa x

Betty Jo said...

It's getting very chilly up at Kinglake now, so those snuggly quilts are even more beneficial than just a generous gesture. Great of you to deliver them and capture the love (through Seans great pics.)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow, what a fun (well, sad too) and ambitious project. Those kids are adorable in their quilts -- how nice to know that they will be truly appreciated.

Corrie said...

ohhh what happy faces. it makes you feel good to help and how lovely of you to go and visit.

our quilting group has quite a few quilts to donate and it was nice to help make one!

Corrie:)

Jhoanna said...

Thank you for sharing this - brought tears of joy to my eyes. Beautiful photos too.

Helen said...

Beautiful photos. Their smiles say it all.

Wendy said...

What a lovely thing to do. Beautiful photos - thanks for posting this.

Andi said...

I'm teary!!

Little Munchkins said...

Thanks for sharing the pics...they are very touching.

jacquie said...

oh my gosh this is so wonderful to see! thanks so much for sharing.

Jan Mac said...

Thanks so much for taking and sharing the photos, Rhonda Coates and I gave out the quilts to the Kinglake schools and it was lovely to see the photos of the kids and their quilts. We gave more out today and the kids were very excited.
Hugs Jan Mac

Handmade in Israel said...

How incredible! What a great crafting community there is out there. I am so thrilled for everyone involved in this project! Well done!

Bernadette said...

these quilts were given out by Jan Mac and co on behalf of all the quilts they have and are co-ordinating via the oz comfort quilt blog. http://ozcomfortquilts.blogspot.com they are still collecting quilts and need a whole lot more to give to everyone affected so any donations would be very welcome.

Chookyblue...... said...

you blog doesn't update in bloglines then suddenly a heap come thru....hence my late comment but these quilts look wonderful and it is so nice to see the people receiving the quilts.........the kids look so happy to have them.......