The Quilters Newsletter Magazine for October/November arrived in the mail yesterday, and imagine my surprise to find a photograph of some friends inside, and an article about the wonderful work they have done co-ordinating the collection and distribution of quilts made for those affected by the terrible bush fires in February this year. Well done Mary-Anne, Jan Mac, and Christina – you deserve such international recognition. There are more details of some of the donations on Jan Mac’s Blog for those who might be interested. There are so many other unsung and unseen heroes all over Australia who have been making quilts, donating fabrics, blocks, books and magazines or creating start up stash packs for those who lost everything in the fires, as well as collecting and delivering donations to those who are starting to rebuild their homes and lives. They deserve to be acknowledged in some way too – so well done all of you – including Jenny and Helen, two more good friends.