Queensland Quilters Inc.


2011 Flood Quilt Appeal

This will be the final report for the appeal.

I started the appeal in January whilst overwhelmed by the magnitude of the tragedies across our State never expecting to receive so many donations and contributions from all over Australia, New Zealand, the USA, England, Ireland and France.

Our sister Guilds in the other states and territories helped tremendously by promoting our requests, making financial contributions and also by sending many, many quilts.

Several industry suppliers supported us - Southern Australian Wool Products (Mini Jumbuk), Victorian Textiles, Lloyd Curzon and Perivale Gutermann

Most of the wonderful sewing kits were collected by Gumtree Designs 'New Beginnings'. These were appreciatively received everywhere they were sent.

A list of all the contributors is on our website www.qldquilters.com

Quilts and kits were sent all over the State to the areas of Tully, Emerald, Theodore, Grantham, Murphy's Creek, Forest Hill, Gatton, the Lockyer Valley area, Ipswich area and western and riverside areas of Brisbane.

The 'quilting network' worked well distributing them through our members and groups, their community contacts of families, friends, neighbours, churches, schools and aged care.

There were two well coordinated Neighbourhood Relief Centres which I sourced in Emerald and Booval. These helped distribute many welcomed quilts and kits to many very appreciative recipients.

What was achieved - these figures are mind boggling considering that everything has been hand made.

1320 - Quilts completed

398 - Quilt tops packed with backs, bindings and some wadding.

740 - Sewing kits

$4,500 - given to Affiliated Groups making quilts for affected people

$4,500 - given to Affiliated Groups who took the remaining quilt tops for their chosen charities.

This is for them to spend in their local areas purchasing materials to finish the quilts.

$3,102 - the cost of backing fabrics, packing, postage, freight and transport.

$12,000 - the total money donated to QQ for this appeal

This project has been a massive undertaking on my behalf, completely taking over my life for the last 6 months and becoming one of the most rewarding things I have done so far in my life. I thank my husband Bruce for his tolerance and assistance during this time. Several times we found ourselves scratching our heads confronted by the inundation of stacks of boxes, evicting our cars out of our two car garage.

The thank you notes, cards, letters and emails which we received have been heart breaking. I still shake my head thankful that I was fortunate to not be affected directly.

Of course this would not have been possible without the team of 'quilt slaves' - Chris, Michelle, Jean, Glenys, and Robyn who spent many hours and days sorting and packing in my garage (distribution centre). I must make special mention of Rowena Radford who almost single handedly hand wrote all of the quilt labels. And also of Verna Hunt who distributed so many things through her church and many other contacts.

Our Group of Vision Patchworkers Ipswich had their church premises flooded, loosing many of their library books and furniture. We were able to help them quite a lot and several groups and businesses have helped them directly. We hope that they can return to their home in the not too distant future.

I sincerely thank everyone who has been involved in so many ways to help make this Flood Quilt Appeal a reality. All your hard work has made a difference to many lives.

Kim Boland


QQ Affiliated Groups who are making quilts are -


Island Quilters from Bribie Island

Toowoomba Quilters

Bundaberg Quilters

Beenleigh Quilters

Wallace House Quilters

Emerald Patchwork & Quilters

Tenterfield Arts & Crafts Group

Henzell Street Quilters

Hervey Bay Quilters

Strathpine Quilters

Bucasia Beach Quilters

Clermont Patchwork & Quilters

Noosa Star Sea Quilters Cleveland

Nundah Cottage Group

Samford Patchwork & Quilters

Jan Phillips


Financial Contributions have been received from


Victorian Quilters Guild

Patches of Cooroy Qld

Coolum Beach Quilters

Gold Coast Quilters

Darwin Patchwork & Quilters Guild NT

Nowra Quilters NSW

Illawarra Quilters NSW

The Quilters Guild of NSW

Judith Nancarrow

Strathdale Bendigo Patchwork & Quilters Vic

Singleton Patchworkers NSW

Qld Clare Quilters of SA

Essendon Quilters

Eastwood Patchwork & Quilters Vic

Vine Patch Quilters SA

Launceston Patchwork & Quilters Tas

Devon Patchwork & Quilters Tas




Donations have been received from


Jean Green Qld

D Nagle Qld

Jenny's Sewing Centre SA

Anita Yttrup Vic

Jean Charlton SA

Perival Gutermann Pty Ltd

Material Girls Down Under NSW

Sue Duffy Qld

Bateman's Bay P&Q NSW

Stephanie Morrison NSW

L Duffy NSW

Sharyn Andrews Qld

Val England Vic

Barbara Coyle Qld

Marlene King Tas

J Del Borrello WA

Monique Martin Vic

Stephanie Stanton ACT

Sue Fitzgerald NSW

Janis King Vic

Trina Barrow Tas

Gerry Easey Qld

Lynn Hewitt NSW

Toni Watson NSW

Belmont Patchwork Heart NSW

S Hodges NSW

Keiko Arita NSW

The Thread Studio WA

Joanne Hocking NSW

Sew Crazy Quilters Qld

Blankets of Love Qld

Enid Hulls Qld

D Nagie Qld

Quilt Emporium Group WA

Heather Arkinstall Qld

Bernadette Sutton Vic

Margo-Lynne Lee NSW

Carol Cornish NSW

Judy Beattie NSW

D Stevens NSW

Kathy Morley ACT

Valerie Barnes Vic

Judy Smith NSW

Joan O'Reilly, Surrey, England

Anne Meikle Qld

M Reid Vic

Maitland P&Q NSW

B Mellon NT

Trish Saunders WA

Nowra Quilters NSW

Marcia Arnold Qld

The Flowering Gum Quilters Vic

R Trethewie Vic

M Cornell Qld

Patches Indooroopilly Qld

Timeless Quilters NSW

M Bunting Vic

Hot Possum WA

R Hambly NSW

Donna Muir Qld

Lorraine Carthew Qld

Sue Rochester WA

Susan Magnay NSW

J Stokes SA

Crazy Quilters Caboolture Q

Mini Jumbuk

Kim Boland Qld

Rosemary Muir NSW

Christin Howell SA

Stephanie Newman Tas

Kathy Williams Qld

Lesley Simpson WA

The Patchwork Tree Qld

Trish Bodman Vic

Busy Bee Patchwork Group WA

Pamela Worsdall NSW

Pauline Field Qld

Lynette James SA

Lyndoch Patchwork Pantry SA

Di Mansfield Qld

K Williams Qld

Sally O'Neill NSW

A Mackerras ACT

C Macintyre NSW

Beverley Haines Qld

J Gibson NSW

Murray Mallee Quilters VIC

Kay Pollock NSW

J Barton NSW

Anne Scott WA

Annie Flemming-Gale Qld

Beaconsfield Quilters Vic

Jennifer Scott WA

Kate Foody NSW

Judy Hills NSW

Tracey Turner WA

Cambpelltown P&Q NSW

Epping Quilters NSW

Cathy Lanagan Qld

Seaside Heritage Quiletrs NSW

Diana Montgomery NSW

Joan & Vicky Geisner Vic

Tiffany's Treasures NZ

Densie Smith Qld

Wingate Quilters Vic

Elizabeth Roberts Vic

Centre Quilters Vic

Jane Gibbs Qld

Nundah Cottage Group Qld

Tenterfield Arts and Craft Group NSW

Sharyn Hall Qld

Glennis Crane Qld

K Shelburg NSW

Kerry Glen, Tulis Quilts NZ

Geelong & Baccus Marsh Friendship Quilters

Caloundra Quilters Q

Victorian Textiles

Colleen Redman SA

Jenny Rintoul Qld

D Pumpa Qld

Jane Franklin NSW

T Lunney Qld

Kerry Dear NSW

Alison James

Margaret Mann Qld

Pauline Phillips Vic

D Nagle Qld

Valda Mason Vic

Betty Swalling SA

Ruth Blackwell SA

H Carter Tas

Margo Barber Tas

Lynette Thrift NSW

Gumnut Quilters NSW

W Williams NSW

Gumtree Designers ‘New Beginnings' Qld

J Turner NSW

Unique Stitching Glenelg Quilters SA

Sanity Saturday Patchwork NSW

Christine Rasmussen Qld

Unique Stitchers Tas Judith Cantrell Qld

Sammie Bryan Qld

Kathy Cole Qld

Wauchope P&Q NSW

Helen Hudson Qld

Helene Carter Tas

Jenny Pitman Qld

Sargent SA

Pat Nalder NSW

Maree Blanchard NSW

Devon P&Q Tas

Anne Sheehan, The Crosshaven Sewers, Ireland

Collette Findlay Vic

Heather Jones Tas

Meg Stratico Tas

Fay Meikle NSW

Members of Darwin Patchwork & Quilters Guild NT

Members of The Quilters Guild of NSW


Dess Kelly New York City USA

The Southern Highlands Quilting Group NSW

Sutton Sew'n'Sews Nsw Sullivan NSW

Sue Hicks NSW

Helen Coates NSW

Jan Munn Qld

Kincumber Nautical Village Quilt Group NSW

Betty Bruce WA

R Hanstock NSW

T Jackson NSW

Bathurst P&Q Group NSW

Fiona Carvara NSW

Talking Threads NSW

Lorraine Petroff Qld

R Phythian Qld

Julie Garnsey NSW

Berry Patchwork NSW

Karrie Ford NSW

Jill Wilkinson Tas

Olwyn Slack-Smith Qld

Anglesea Stitchers Vic

T Jackson NSW

E Middleton NSW

Susan Cody NSW

Cassandra Philpott NSW

Narelle Meikle NSW

Ann White NSW

Suzanne Bassett NSW

Pauline Kelly Vic

Yvonne Bulluss NSW

Lynn Rose Quilters NSW

Roberta Sandersen WA

S Downtown NSW

Robyn Clark Qld

Julie Thomas WA

Jan Maker NSW

Liz Gray NSW

Judy Ballantyne WA

J Mackenzie NSW

Roselyn Hunt WA

Helen Apritz NSW

Karen Kirwan NSW

Katherine Webb Nsw

Rachael Thomas NSW

Liverpool Catholic Club Quilters NSW

Beverley Tandy NSW

Quilters Guild of SA

Nicky Iwers Qld

St. Helens Quilters Tas Break O'Day Stitchers Tas

Summer Hill Quilters NSW

Northbridge Quilters NSW

Joan Sly NSW

Linda Burwood WA

Piecemakers of Patches Indooroopilly Qld

Rosemary McCall Qld

Judy Petherick Qld

Sammy Bell WA

Marianne Roberts NSW

Nola Pearce SA

Burra Quilters SA

E Gray NSW

Nerissa Smith NSW

Oak Flats Quilt and Chat Group NSW