Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Queensland Flood Appeal

Photo - Channel 7
Photo - Channel 7
We are a Brisbane family who are lucky to have escaped the devastation of these floods but many Queenslanders have lost their homes, businesses, livestock, crops and lives. Seventy Five percent of the state of Queensland is under water (that it is the size of Texas). The city of Brisbane is like a ghost town with the Brisbane river engulfing its streets and buildings.

To give hope back to Queenslanders, money is being raised to rebuild their lives. Toni from Make it Perfect has invited bloggers to auction or raffle a hand made item. The funds raised will go directly to the Premiers Flood Relief Appeal

I will be holding a raffle.

This raffle is open to everyone, even international bloggers. Postage is included.

To enter this raffle you must make a donation to the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal.

Multiple entries are welcome but each entry must have a separate receipt number.
Leave a comment for each donation with a valid receipt number. Only entries with a receipt number will be included.
Please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you.

If you do not have an account, please e-mail the comment to quiltjane@gmail.com and I will post it for you

The winners of this raffle will be announced 27th January 2011

Raffle Prize

First Prize - One Gypsy Rose Layer Cake by Figtree Quilts for Moda and 1 1/2 yards of a coordinating Gypsy fabric.
Second prize - FQ Bundle of Spa by Rosemarie Lavin for Windham and 1/2 yard of co-ordinating Spa Fabric.

Mine is only a small part in this sad event. As people we can give money, our time, furniture, food, bedding, a place to live and comfort to those who have lost everything.  Make a quilt for someone. Donate fabrics and notions to a local quilting group in flood affected areas. The list is endless and so should our commitment to our fellow human beings.

ABC photos of the flood


  1. Jane, your country is on my heart and in my prayers. I am thankful each time I read of another saved and safe person in Queensland, and my heart breaks for the families who have lots their homes, their stuff, their livelihoods. I cannot even fathom the loss of their loved ones and I pray all the more. Praying for peace and endurance and help and hope for the people of Queensland and areas. Sincerely.

  2. I'm so glad that you're safe and well. It's all so surreal and very sad.

    I've donated - receipt # 3105690

  3. Bless you for your contribution to the cause. My receipt # is 3163311. My heart goes out to those who have lost everything.

  4. Australia is in my heart too. I am so relieved to hear that your family is safe!! Thank you for contributing to help others. : ) My receipt is #3191212.

  5. I'm from Ipswich (near Goodna) - lucky to have escaped unscathed and so glad to help out! Here's my receipt number - 3196889

  6. Thanks so much for your generosity, and the chance to win.

    My receipt No: 3192126

  7. What a lovely donation : o )

    Thank you

    Rec number #877586

  8. Jane, Thank you again for my Block Swap Wonky House. Thanks to you also for doing this raffle for your country.
    I donated. My receipt is 3221921

  9. What a wonderful contribution you have made. My receipt number is #3225924.

  10. #3227046
    Sending our good wishes to those affected by the floods.

  11. Thinking good thoughts for Aussie's everywhere...

    and I donated to help a little.

    Receipt Number : 1046797
    Donation Amount $ 20.00 AUD
    Red Cross Victorian Floods Appeal 2011

    receipt number is 3228001.
    Donation Amount $10
    Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal

    coastchick at gmail dot com

  12. Love the fabric. Best wished to those affected by the flood.
    My receipt is #3232141.

  13. # 3233097 for me

    I am from Emerald, thank you for your generosity.

  14. Tax Receipt No: 3233521. Wonderful prizes that second one is my fave mix of colours! My auction just finished so I thought I'd take a look at all these wonderful raffles, so much fun! Thanks

  15. Ooooo More Fabric!! YAY
    Receipt 3233857

  16. No 3233914

    Thanks for supporting such a worthy cause.

  17. I'll have to have another go for this wonderful prize. Receipt number 3228646.

  18. And another go. Receipt number 3234031

  19. And one more for luck. Receipt number 3234037

  20. Using my very last receipt number 3234081

  21. What an awesome ruffle!!!
    Such a devastating event is leading to a variety of great initiatives!
    My receipt # is 3234163

  22. Glad to hear your family is safe, best wishes to you all.

    receipt 3234286

  23. Great raffle! Count me in - 802603 (net banking receipt, hence the different number)

  24. my receipt number is: 3234421.

  25. OH OH OH they look so YUMMMO


    crossing my fingers and toes

  26. Hi Jane,
    Got to support this a bit more. Thank you for your generosity.
    Receipt number 3234786


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