6 February 2014

First lot of quilts delivered safely.

Yaso arrived home in Melbourne last Monday, exhausted, sick, but happy that she had achieved her mission of distributing our quilts to the natives of the PNG Patea tribe.  She has emailed me these photos, and a brief explanation, but I don't know if there will be any more to come.
Some of you might be able to recognise your quilts if you enlarge the photos.

Hi Gina,

I am sending though some photos and hope they don't take up too much space. Will try sending in a couple of emails.

I gave out the quilts in three remote villages - Oiwa, Akwanje and Yakepa (Morobe Province) . We could not travel up to Yakepa as the road had fallen away or what were the remnants of a road ) and we could not take the risk.  But a few people walked down (took them 9 hours) and then they carried one box of the quilts back. It will remain the box until I get there next time as they want me to be there when we give it to the babies.

We picked up the quilts in Lae (small town) and then drove 4 hours to Wau and then from there nearly 16 hours to get into the two villages.

The quilts were well received and people were so happy. But need to chat with you after the challenges of getting them up. The boxes took up space in the truck and we had great difficulty with trying to carry them in plastics - as the drive is too rough. But will chat soon and talk through some ideas. 



  1. Thanks Gina, I can see my two bunny rugs! Such a difficult process to get the quilts to the villages, hope Yaso is able to find a better alternative.

  2. Wonderful pictures. I can see some of my quilts there which is brilliant.