19 December 2013

First lot of quilts on their way.

I received an email today from Yaso and am printing it here for the benefit of the quilt donors who wish to keep track of what is happening:


the quilts are on-board the ship and on their way to PNG. Brilliant.

I will collect them on the 9th January 2014 - when I get there and take them up to the villagers.


Dr. Yaso Nadarajah
Senior Research Fellow ( Globalism Research Center) & Lecturer
School of Global, Urban and Social Studies

14 December 2013

Quilts on their way to PNG.

Seventy four quilts and bunny rugs are now on the first leg of the journey to the babies of Patea, Papua New Guinea. Yaso and her husband came to our place last night and collected them all. I'd packed them up into bags, and they just fitted into the back seat of their car. Yaso now has to organise for them all to be transported to Brisbane by next Wednesday, when they will be put into a container along with other goods, and shipped to PNG. She was very fortunate to have contact with a businessman who is willing to include the quilts in his container of commercial products, free of charge.

When she arrives there on January 9th, Yaso will collect the quilts from her agent and take them up into the hills to be distributed among the native tribes. The natives know about this and are looking forward to seeing our quilts, and Yaso will have one of her students with her to record the giving of each quilt to a mother and baby. She will pass these photos on to me, and I'll be able to publish them on this blog, so everyone can see who has received the quilt/s they have so kindly made.

I already have another four quilts still to be finished off, and more donations are in the pipeline. Yaso will be going to PNG again later next year, and will be able to take the next batch of quilts then.

December 13. Six quilts from Melody in Vic.

Melody of The House On The Hill made these gorgeous cheerful quilts and her hubby delivered them to my place on her behalf - thank you both!

4 December 2013

December 3. One quilt from Missouri USA.

This was a surprise, as I don't recall having an email from this lady before, so maybe she got my details from a friend.  Bonnie Harris in Missouri, USA sent this beautiful cot quilt.

Something that makes a donation from the USA even more special is the cost of shipping - in this case it was $18.60, which is a lot of money to post one quilt across the world for donation to a third world country.  Thank you very much, Bonnie - your quilt will be greatly appreciated.