Thursday, October 14, 2010

Breast Cancer Bags

Jody Anderson publishes a free On-line Quilt Magazine which I subscribe to.  There is a lovely Australian Eucalyptus design given to any new subscribers!  There are always lots of tips, guest writers, patterns and ideas in it.

In the Spring Issue an appeal for Breast Cancer Bags was made.  These are for patients to be provided with something more attractive than a pillow case to hold drainage bottles in when they left hospital to go home. I made up a few - some in florals for the ladies and some checks for the blokes.....

They really aren't difficult and the instructions are clear. I found some heavier fabric (the floral is lined with plastic) and I'd like to invite other bloggers to do the same.

There is a postal address in NSW for them to be sent to, and Jodi is happy for people over seas to make them for their local breast clinics.

You can read more about it and download the pattern from this link...

Bags are already being sent to different hospitals and there are pictures of bags that have been made here

I know bloggers are generous and hope some of you can get in touch with Jodi.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone........


  1. What a wonderful thing to do....I have downloaded the file and will make some up to help out. Always willing to do something nice for somebody else. Thanks for sharing Fiona...hugs Khris

  2. Hi Fiona,
    What a lovely kind thing to do. I will make some too, thanks for sharing this information.

  3. Bubz thanks for that I will make some as well..and I have also signed up for the magazine...

  4. Hi Fiona, thanks for the link, I have signed up for the magazine, might get to make my first quilt yet!

  5. this is a wonderful club has made the cancer pillows to go under the arm and several other things for the hospital...I will put this on our list for 2011.
    Mama Bear

  6. This is a great thing to do. I had thyroid surgery recently and they sent me home with a drain in. One of these bags would have been nice.

  7. Thanks Fiona , I think I will share this info at the next quilt meeting ,I am sure there will be ladies willing to make a bag or two . I also signed up for the magazine , sounds great .

  8. What a wonderful thing to do!

  9. Such a fantastic and useful idea, Fiona! I'd be happy and humbled to make some...

  10. What a lovely idea. I'm going to take a copy of the pdf and if I get a chance will make a couple up to send. I wonder if they do something similar in the UK.


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