Tuesday, 21 May 2013

I do have colour.

Last night our two dear friends lost everything they own in a house fire. They managed to escape with the clothes on their backs. They lived in a local (Newcastle) community of creatives, musicians, artists. They started the local Commons Cafe, a venue for creative groups, bands, or individuals to meet, collaborate, listen, read. And everyone lost everything, instruments, craft stash, books, photos, but thankfully, no one was hurt.

My last post was about the comfort found in a quilt. And today I've been thinking. I don't have money to replace their clothes or instruments or, at the moment, the capacity to fund raise. I do have some colour. And a bunch of friends from all over the world. And when I thought of making them a quilt, I thought a beautiful gift would be an eclectic mix of squares from all around the place. Could you help me?

I would love to collect a big bunch of 5" squares to make a new bed quilt for Tim and Caitlin. They love music, upcycled and all things Scandinavian.

Could you spare a square? If so, can you please send it to:

Tickle & Hide
6 Smart St
Waratah, 2298

Thank you, thank you, for your help to bring some colour and comfort. Please share this with your friends!

Jodi. xx

Updated May 31: I have now received this absolutely perfect collection which I thought i'd share with you if you wanted to contribute and were after inspiration. Thank you so much to all who have donated so far!


  1. When would you like the squares by? I would be shipping internationally but would love to help.

    1. Thank you Anne! I guess I would start piecing in the next month or so, just to give time for collecting. Thank you!

  2. Absolutely. Do you want the story behind the fabric we send?

    1. Bek, That would be wonderful! Thank you! And I'll pass it on to them. xx

    2. Jodi I am running very behind in getting this together! Sick kids and sick me for ages! I will put my fabric in the post next week and hope it isn't too late!

  3. I'm in will mail out this weekend!

  4. I would love to help, I have some music-themed fabric scraps and I also have lots of vintage stuff, i'm happy to put a small pack together :)

  5. I don't have instrument prints but I'd be happy to send some squares with musical notes on. Do you particularly only want one square in each fabric ?

  6. hi Jodi, I found you through Lucy, who is in the do.GoodStitches bee I just joined. I will cut some squares over the weekend and post to you next week. That's so lovely that you are making a quilt - losing everything in a fire is devastating. Cat

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I so love your comments! I read all of them and reply when I can. If you don't hear back, I'm lost under a mound of scraps or outside jumping on the trampoline with the kids. Jodi. xx