2.19.2009

Rainbow Comfort Packs - an update

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So far I've counted 147 bags that have been made in the sewing bee or dropped in to me since then. Monica has about 60 so far. And they're still coming in..... wonderful stuff.

There are also BOXES of wonderful donations of things to keep kids busy. Monica picked up what she could fit in her car, and the rest are still in my.... ummm spare room (which is not mine at all... it just happens to be an unlocked room in my building!). They're currently being sorted into bags - in age and sex-appropriate groups. If anyone wants to give Monica a hand with this I'm sure she could use it.

There are also lots of other sewing bees cropping up. The leftover fabric stash from my sewing bee is off around the corner to the Baptist Hall is Brunswick for a sewing bee this Saturday. All are welcome. Details below -

Please come to a sewing bee this Saturday the 21st Feb for Bushfire Relief - Making cool bags for the Rainbow Comfort Packs project for the many children affected by the fires.

We'll get started at 1 pm, and pack up at 7 pm. Any help you can give in that time is welcome.We will be sewing up simple but groovy cloth bags that will later be filled with goodies for the kids. You could also make a toy as well.

We have 9 sewing machines and an overlocker available to use, but if anyone can bring their own that would be great. You might also bring snacks to share, friends, fabrics, notions and tools you think might be handy (make sure tools have your name on them). All help is appreciated; even if you can't sew we still have lots for you to do: cutting, hand sewing, playing with the kids or passing around refreshments. If you have any NEW toys, you could donate them for the packs.

We are located at the Brunswick Baptist Church Hall 491 Sydney rd, Brunswick (end of Blyth st). Nearby parking is scarce, but you can drop off people and heavy things in the church driveway. Public transport is very handy.

If there are any questions please call Jennifer 9383 5994 jennifer.mok@rch.org.au or laura 0449 841 254 laura.thomey@hotmail.com

ThankyouLaura and Jennifer, on behalf of the multicultural women's sewing group.

3 comments

potty mouth mama said...

Wow this is fantastic - so many great contributions - how exciting! How wonderful

sophie said...

This is such an amazing and beautiful sight!

jennifer said...

I had a call today from someone in Portland, and she and her friends in Churchill are getting sewing. She said she's not very used to the internet, and not sure how she ended up here, but she had been thinking "Bags! that's what I can make that they need." Then she found out about the Rainbow Comfort Packs.

It was very short notice about Saturday's Sewing Bee, but fuelled by Monica's chocolate, and non-alcoholic wine, we made a dent in the pile of fabric, and anyone (well, any women and children - sorry, no men) is welcome to come along to the regular sewing group sessions to sew some bags. They are not difficult, and we'll help if you are uncertain of your skills. We are likely to have enough machines to go around. Details of normal sessions on this page http://mc2.vicnet.net.au/home/sewgroup/index.html

Alternatively, if you have a bunch of people we could arrange for you use our venue and stuff at a different time, if one of us can come along.

Jennifer

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