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Special Sew In: Sewing for Australia

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Special Sew In: Sewing for Australia

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Australia has suffered enormous losses. Months of severe drought mean that bushfires have been ravaging the country since September. To date, over 15 million hectares of bush, forest, and parkland have burned. 

Families have lost loved ones, others have lost their homes and all their belongings. Not to mention the extensive loss and damage to native flora and fauna. Unfortunately, it is only the start of the fire season and forecasts predict worsening conditions, and anticipate further loss and destruction. Thousands are currently seeking shelter, forced out of their homes with little time to prepare.

In an effort to bring some comfort, Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild is calling out to people to make and donate "quilt blocks" to help them make quilts for the fire-affected families within their communities. They will gift the quilts made to families who have lost everything.

FOCUS + DESIGN Wollongong MQG are asking for "tree blocks" as they are symbolic of life, nourishment and regrowth. There is no restriction to one type of tree block. Feel free to improvise. Please use a low volume / white or pale grey background.

SIZE Blocks should be a generous 12 1/2” square. 
Please iron your blocks flat and trim all threads.

Fabric used for this project will receive a 20% off discount.  Stash fabric is more than welcomed for this project. 

If we end up with a large group we will divide up jobs such as cutting, ironing and sewing.