Gallery of Designs

Please feel free to have a look through the gallery of quilts I have previously made in my 30 years of quilting. If there is a design or colour combination you’d like in a quilt for yourself or someone you love, please contact me and I’d be happy to fulfill your request. Thank you for visiting…

Shop

Browse through the General Quilts and Fidget Quilts sections.  Below those, you’ll find Beaded Jewellery from Nepal and, finally, under Odds and Ends, you’ll find a variety of other items, including hand-felted poppy brooches and cute $2 pot holders, etc.  (It’s worth keeping an eye on this last section, which will change from time to time.) If you have a particular style and colour quilt…

My Mission

Quilts with Purpose was initially set up in 2016 as a means of extra fundraising for REACH OUT NEPAL INC., a community-based, not-for-profit organisation formed in Sydney over 20 years ago. REACH OUT NEPAL (RONEP) has found sponsors for a large group of children from desperately poor families in Kathmandu, ensuring they are housed, fed…

Quiltmaking days over, sadly!

Physical problems now make it impossible for me to finish my quilts, so I am closing my website and donating my fabrics and quilts to charitable groups in Sydney. I thank those who’ve taken an interest in my site but particularly those who have moved on to learn about Reach Out Nepal and how they…

Back in Action

After something of a hiatus, I’ve been sewing again — hand-stitching in front of TV in the evenings and machine-sewing when I can. Winter weather and the thought that while charities are calling out for blankets, quilts would also be welcomed. So now I have a line-up of quilt tops, all ready to be pinned…

March Update on Rasuwa, Nepal.

Thank you to Margo Dickson for this news from Rasuwa. March 20, 2019 Hi all, I thought I would do an email to keep everyone up to date with what is happening in Rasuwa, Nepal. Happy reading!!! Hari has been extremely busy not only with projects being undertaken under the HHCP Nepal banner, but both of…

Update on the Quiltless Traveller

Hello, Kirsten again, back with a quick update on Mum. I don’t know how, but our traveller patient has survived her hospital stay, with not a lot to amuse her actually. If only that quilting bag could’ve magically appeared in Turkey! Piecing could’ve helped pass the time and keep the mind occupied no doubt. Nonetheless,…

Stuck in Turkey without a Quilt!

Hello everyone, I’m Rhonda’s daughter, Kirsten, and I usually just help out with the technical side of Quilts With Purpose using my limited technical prowess! Today however I’ve decided to write to give an update as Mum is laid up in hospital where she has unfortunately spent most of her holiday in Turkey – with…

Absent in April

While I hope to have many visitors to my website — and potential buyers among them — I will not be available during the remainder of April. Tomorrow afternoon my husband and I are flying out of Sydney for a tour of Turkey, with several extra days to ourselves in Istanbul. Very excited about finally…

Clearing the Shelves

Sadly, I have discovered that my year-old shoulder replacement will not allow me to finish off my quilts with any free-motion quilting — and it makes pinning the three layers together very difficult also. With the help of friends, I will be able to complete the quilts already in the pipeline, but after that it…

Nasturtiums

This will brighten the room and the spirits! 115cm X 145cm $250 100% of proceeds go to ReachOut Nepal and we thank you for your support.

Eden Memories

My sister, Jenny, was a talented quilt maker and needlewoman and I have several beautiful embroidered items she made over the years. When visiting her in Eden on the far south coast of New South Wales, I slept many times under a lovely quilt made in her favourite colour, purple. I drew up the two…