Sunday, December 20, 2009

We love Lauren

Lauren is a delighful young lady who always makes me laugh...If you go to this link and scroll down to Lauren Packham you will hear her talk to you:

She has a wicked sense of humour and loves shopping!! Over the years we have had a couple of shopping sessions together times that I really treasure. One year I had been eyeing off a Spencer & Rutherford bag for some months but it was really way over my Christmas sales finally arrived and I picked Lauren up at 6.30am (a shock to her and me that early!!). I excitedly got to David Jones for the said bag which was nearly half heart was all a flutter and Lauren very calmly said to me, "You don't need that bag Michele".......and do you know what - I didn't buy it because of that comment!! Something I will never forget......'gotta love her!!'

Lessa has asked me to say Thankyou and to let you know she has been thrilled to receive your emails. Kits will be sent out at the end of January and it is 1st come 1st served as once the kits run out that will be it!!  You can see the flyer and download the forms at the Quilters' Guild of SA site here:
Scroll down the 'Welcome page' until you get to Bedford Mystery

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The volunteer workers...................bless them

Roma and Val pressing pieces in preparation for cutting

Lessa and Faye working hard - gotcha!!!!
(Lessa's husband made a mean ginger sponge roll for all the workers!)

Lorraine and Roma counting and packing kits

Welcome to the Bedford mystery quilt blog! We will keep you up to date with progress and information.
Where and how did this all start? Last year was the inaugural Bedford mystery quilt fundraiser - an idea created by Lessa Siegele OAM. Faye one of our special friends has a daughter who attends Bedford. Follow this link to learn more about this amazing organisation;
More about Faye's daughter later.

Bedford is a charity in South Australia that allows people with a disability the opportunity to work and live independently.

Last year almost 300 quilters joined forces for the first time to raise over $15,000 for people with a disability or disadvantage...............lets break this record next year!!

How can you help?

You can purchase a quilt top kit for just $60. This includes all the fabric pre-cut with step by step instructions. Now it is a 'mystery quilt' so no more info about what the quilt looks like!

For more information you can email Lessa;

Stay tuned..............