Over the hills and far away

It’s not often I get to hear where our Ovarian Cancer quilts go.

Mostly, we send them out into the blue, with love and the hope that they are doing some good and spreading some happiness.ย  Today, the blue spoke back!

Remember this lovely, one of our best ovarian cancer quilts, back in December 2018? It was a joy to work on and an outstanding result. Go Teal it on the Mountain has found its new forever home. Click on this link and scroll down to near the bottom of the comments, from Debra. Somewhere in Perth, WA, GTOM is bringing happiness to its new family.

This is why we do it, people. The next Nude Lunch fundraiser will be in early September next year, and as we have for the past several years, we’ll create another quilt. I haven’t yet decided which silly name to go with yet, but I will soon. We’ll kick off mid-April or early May, depending on whether I feel the design needs a bit of extra time.

So, a big thank you to Debra for letting me know, and another thank you to all the wonderful contributors.

Love your work ๐Ÿ™‚

48 thoughts on “Over the hills and far away

  1. This one came to my house before starting its journey ๐Ÿฅฐ

  2. anne54 says:

    Great to hear that the quilt has gone to someone who will treasure it through the generations (although I am sure all of them are family treasures), and that Debra’s Mum is doing so well.

  3. Such a beautiful quilt! So nice too that the quilters get to know it is appreciated.

  4. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    This is great. It is such an amazing looking quilt. Knowing it will get a long life. I was wondering if you embroider a date on your quilts so the owners can see when it was made ??

  5. nanacathy2 says:

    Lovely news. Took me a while to find the relevant comment as it’s now at about number four from the bottom!

  6. tialys says:

    I think this one, with Scinteallate as a close second, has been my favourite to work with you on so far. It’s lovely to hear that it now belongs to somebody who managed to beat this dreadful disease. Debra was so kind to let us know.

  7. itwasjudith says:

    the quilt is beautiful.
    Shame I had asked the charity to let me know when they auctioned, because I was interested in bidding, but they didn’t. I guess they didn’t want to ship abroad. Nevermind

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m so sorry you didn’t get a chance… The quilts are being auctioned by a different charity now, so if you like the look of any of the future ones, do let me know and I’ll give you the contact info.

      • itwasjudith says:

        Many thanks for your kind reply ๐Ÿ™‚
        You very kindly had put us in touch but I think they didn’t want to ship abroad – I can imagine that could have caused them extra work.
        Shame because I really loved the motif. Usually I’m not into quilting but I loved the moon and the mountains.
        Great work!!

  8. craftycreeky says:

    Great to hear it’s being loved and cherished.

  9. Steph says:

    How lovely!

    I wish Debra and her mum all the best!

  10. How lovely to hear a little about its new home and to know that it is treasured.

  11. Lynda says:

    This is lovely news. โค

  12. Such a beautiful quilt and so lovely for you to get feedback. Sending things out into the dark can feel as if we’re not ‘achieving’ anything, but that’s rarely the case and I’m sure never for such beautiful work completed with so much love,

    • katechiconi says:

      It often does feel that way; I think maybe the charities don’t appreciate that quilters develop an emotional attachment to their work and would like to know what happens to it. I often have to ‘dig’ for information after the event.

      • Sadly I think you’re spot on there. I also suspect – as with most craft activities, they often severely underestimate how much time and effort has gone into them – which of course is part of building that attachment.

      • katechiconi says:

        I always make a bit of a thing with them about how many people participated and when it was started and finished, but I don’t think it really registers. Never mind. We don’t do it for the kudos, but for love.

      • Well done you – although I suspect you’re right about it not registering. But as you say, there’s a reason you do it and and you achieve that goal 100%, so that’s the really important thing. Well done again. The quilts are always fabulous!

  13. Hurrah! So much love goes into and goes with a work of art like this. It’s a joy to hear some of its ongoing story.

  14. How wonderful for someone to let you know they have the quilt and that it means something to them!! I am so happy for you all and maybe this will make the next one even more delightful to put together. Wondering how the eye is? Keeping good thoughts for you..

    • katechiconi says:

      One eye is considerably better and may not need attention. The other is getting worse, and I still have 11 days to wait. Very blurry and constantly stinging. But worse things happen at sea, and all that.

  15. So good that you are part of and know the beginnings of future provenance for this lovely quilt… wherever it goes it will be cherished I’m sure. Mine is back on the sofa… yay.

  16. Joanne S says:

    How cool is that? So nice of Debra to let you know.

  17. rutigt says:

    So happy to hear they love it!!!!

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