#quiltblockstohealviolence

$1,085 raised

TARGET $2,000

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About

In early September 2015, Tara Brown and Karina Lock were killed in brutal circumstances by men who were "supposed" to love them. Their deaths brought the death toll of women killed by intimate partners, family members or ex partners to 62 for this year alone. And in the 4 weeks since then, that death toll has risen to 69 women.

As a woman who passionately advocates for the rights of women and has personal experience with men's violence, I felt compelled to do something positive to make a difference in the lives of women and children escaping violent situations. So I put a call out on Facebook and Instagram to people amongst my crafty community asking for the donation of quilt blocks. Initially I was hoping to have enough quilt blocks to make one quilt to donate to a domestic violence refuge.

The response I received though was so overwhelming. There has been a groundswell of support for the project, dubbed #quiltblockstohealviolence, and my initial goal of 1 quilt was replaced by a bigger goal of making one quilt for a refuge in each Australian state. This goal looks to be surpassed with so many women donating blocks, whole quilt tops and even finished quilts to donate.

I had initially thought that I would pay for the backing, binding, batting and quilting for these quilts - however since this has now organically grown so big, with so many quilts to be pieced and quilted, that I need some help.

At this stage I have received over 500 quilt blocks from more than 120 women in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, the UK, Japan, Singapore and Germany. This is enough to make 17 quilts. I have also received 20 completed or partially completed quilts from women all around the world.

I have had donations of backing fabric from great Australian fabric shop owners, as well as offers to professionally quilt some of these quilts by longarm quilting small business owners across Australia. Your donation here today will help me to pay for postage to and from the women piecing, quilting and binding the quilts as well as a contribution towards items like cotton thread, sewing supplies, labels etc.

Any donations left over will go to McAuley Community Services for Women.

Please join with me in providing these quilts, handmade with love, in support of women and children who have escaped or are escaping violence. Thanks

Fundraising For

Jackie Gillies

This year in Australia 69 women have died as a result of domestic violence. In response to the frustratingly harrowing statistics, I put out the call for help to put together handmade quilts for Australian domestic violence shelters and refuges.Initially I thought that I would pay for the backing, binding, batting and quilting for these quilts - however since this has now organically grown so big, with so many quilts to be pieced and quilted, that I need some help.

Funds Banked To

Jacqueline Gillies


Campaign Creator

Quilts for Domestic Violence Refuges

West Footscray VIC



Fri, 13 Nov 2015

Kate van der Drift

$100

Go you Jackie! I'm so grateful to have been a contributor and win your Lucky Penny stash! xxx

Thu, 12 Nov 2015

Ruth Trevaskis

$50

Keep up the good work Jackie, I am very proud of you. I shared this so I hope you get more support. Love Ruth

Sun, 8 Nov 2015

greensacks

$30
Thu, 5 Nov 2015

Cora Clough

$100

Nice work Jackie

Thu, 5 Nov 2015

cane mitchell

$20

Great job.

Thu, 5 Nov 2015

Jane Northey

$30
Sat, 31 Oct 2015

Foz B Bear

$10

Great work Jackie

Sat, 31 Oct 2015

Tammy Lewin

$50

So happy to donate to this amazing cause!

Sun, 18 Oct 2015

Anonymous

$50
Thu, 15 Oct 2015

Judith Lun

$50

You are doing such a wonderful thing Jackie

SINCE  Oct 2015

31 

Donations

$1,085 raised

TARGET $2,000

Please support this cause

$
AUD

Fundraising For

Jackie Gillies

This year in Australia 69 women have died as a result of domestic violence. In response to the frustratingly harrowing statistics, I put out the call for help to put together handmade quilts for Australian domestic violence shelters and refuges.Initially I thought that I would pay for the backing, binding, batting and quilting for these quilts - however since this has now organically grown so big, with so many quilts to be pieced and quilted, that I need some help.

Funds Banked To

Jacqueline Gillies

Campaign Creator

Quilts for Domestic Violence Refuges

West Footscray VIC

SINCE  Oct 2015

31 

Donations