Today I attended a sewing bee with a difference. It was organised by Debbie from The Simpson & District Community Centre who came up with the idea of making quilts from polar fleece off cuts. The off cuts were donated by Linda from Jumpsuit Jamas. Linda runs a local business that makes onsies / jumpsuits from high quality polar fleece in numerous colours and sizes. She donated the normally discarded off cuts to the Community Centre for the quilts which will be donated to the Melbourne City Mission in their work with the homeless and disadvantaged.
Although there were only eight of us, we managed to make our way through most of the two huge bags of fleecy. We completed 2 quilts, another is almost done, and there are more blocks stitched ready to start a fourth.
We doubled the polar fleece so they will be very warm and are sure that they will be appreciated by whoever receives them.