Monday, July 8, 2013

The Phoebe Foundation

 Sometimes the Internet is a wonderful and very useful place that allows you to find
exactly where you are meant to be without knowing you are meant to be there. 

This happened to me recently.  
I was searching for blocks and I  stumbled across a story that moved me and made me cry.

It is the story of a beautiful little girl named Phoebe and her parents, Julia and Anthony.
Phoebe was born with a congenital heart defect and was only 3 years old when she passed away.
Phoebe's parents wanted her passing to have a purpose and not be for nothing.
They have started a foundation in Phoebe's honor with the hope of helping other children
who also have congenital heart problems.

They have many varied fund raising things happening but it was the sew along that got me.


Julia wants to be able to give quilts to these brave little people who are sick and in hospital.
We all know how lovely it is to snuggle a quilt that we have made.
We all know how good it feels to make a quilt.
Surely we could all make a block or 2 and help out this cause.

I have been emailing with Julia for a couple of weeks 
and let me just say, she is an amazing woman.
It has been my pleasure to send her these 3 quilts




So I was hoping that we might all lend a hand and make some blocks
to brighten the lives of these sick kids and make a difference.
To find the tutorial for the blocks Julia has made follow this link.
Blocks can be posted to Julia here;

The Phoebe Foundation/Julia Rolando
Care of Kinglake Post Office
1/14 Whittlesea Kinglake Road
Kinglake, Victoria 3763
Australia
You can also visit their Facebook page and 'like' it,
or you can visit their web page.

4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous quilts and such a worthy cause.

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  2. That's a wonderful story! I wish her all the best! :)

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  3. It is always sew nice to send snuggle rugs to those who need one..
    Your quilts will give three little people joy.

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  4. What a lovely thing to do Claire. hugs

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