Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Too Important to Wait


(photo is from the AP story in the Boston Globe)
I wasn't ready to do a post this week, but this is too important to wait. Tia, of Campfollower Bag Lady has started the Bushfire Project to make quilts for folks affected by the devastating wildfires in Australia. I have lots of Aussie blog friends who I've been so glad to connect with through this blog. I've been reading about the fires on the net and seeing them on the news and feeling helpless. Tia has an idea how we can contribute in our own small way. Lots of small gestures can be a BIG help. Go here to the flickr group or here to Tia's blog for details.

If you want to read more from someone close to this tragedy go here.

11 comments:

Jackie said...

Thanks for the links. Prayers to everyone in Australia.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Thanks for the link.....

Mistea said...

Thanks for your thoughts and for contributing to the community here in Victoria. It is disasters like this that show us all the best in people. Thank you for thinking of us at this time.

Lee-Anne Gilbert said...

Jacquie... it's just too sad... We are all devastated down here in Victoria... Thanks for thinking of us. Lx

Amy said...

Scary stuff.

It's amazing how the internet brings people together.

Victoria said...

Thanks for the links Jacquie.

the Campfollower said...

Thanks so much for linking to this cause, Jacquie! Together we will be able to make some great quilts! I sent off my block to you today for your Project Improv.

xo,
Tia

Karen said...

Jacquie, thanks for the heads up on this one. Our prayers go out to those in the Victoria area.

Helen said...

Jacquie! I have my blocks here ready to send too. :) The fires over in Victoria are just so devasating.... lots of tears have been shed. x

nicolette said...

Thanks for the links. I have spread the word on my blog.

ellen said...

Isn't it amazing what people can do when they come together?
I absolutely cannot comprehend what pain, sorrow, fear and loss has occurred. It is beyond any understanding.
My prayers and love goes out to all. I just wish that I could make a difference.