Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Friend in Need

Since starting this blog I've made friends all over the world. Many of them are in Australia. Last year at this time it was Haiti and this year the floods in Australia have devastated so many. There are so many ways to help. Amber, of One Shabby Chick is auctioning one of her quilts.

Photo from One Shabby Chick
My friend Jodie of RicRac is doing a raffle for her amazing softies for only a $5 donation. I know other bloggers are doing all sorts of things. Check out what Toni has organized to find all the ways you can help.
Photos shamelessly lifted from Jodie's blog!
And check out Jenny's beautiful quilts. She's put up two of them and I can tell you she is an amazing seamstress! (Thanks Linda for the heads up!)
I'm bidding. If you can't bid, think about making a donation. Even a few dollars will make a difference. I've found this community to be generous and caring. If you can't give, do what you can to spread the word.


Bia, from Brazil said...

A wonderful way to help the victims.

Parts of my country are also underneath the water and many people (poor, not cared for, neglected, forgotten) have died of lost everything. It´s shocking.

Brazil has a lot to learn Australia reggarding prevention of disasters. The climate is the same in both countries. Government authorities seem to be completely different.

Pauline said...

Thank you sooooo much for making others aware of our plight in Australia.........we are handling it very aussies do... but any help is so wonderful...many thousands of ppl have lost EVERYTHING they own..I am very lucky, I live in the south..but please bid on these auctions..these ppl do not even have a home to return to..the mud..the stench, is so bad, they cannot return..again..thanks heaps for getting it out there..
cheers mate

FlourishingPalms said...

I'm bidding on a quilt to help Australia's flood relief efforts. Check out the quilts Jenny's auctioning at Elefantz:

Jodie said...

Thanksyou jacquie, You are right, spreading the word is just as important as giving...and so far the craft community have raised about $ 45,000.
What an awesome community to be part of!

Barb said...

it's so wonderful to see so many bloggers and friends helping the flood victims. This is such a nice community of quilters!