Crafters and bloggers from all around the world have offered their services to set up an auction to help provide some releif funds to the massive flooding that most of the state of Queensland in Australia is dealing with right now.
The ladies that are making this happen are at the link below:
Just to tell you how bad this is to put it in perspective....the flooded areas are 10% bigger than the whole province of British Columbia. The damages at the moment are exceeding 10 Billion dollars and are projecting to get worse. Also keep in mind, Brisbane is the 3rd largest city in Australia, and its all under water right now.
Some places are still expected to get 100+ mm of rain today too.
I unfortunately won't have any time to make anything for the auction or to get on the master list. Keep in mind, this is an opportunity to start on birthday or xmas shopping to get something hand made, and all the funds go towards helping people in Australia rebuild.
This is partially a news update for those who might not keep up with international news as well as for those who didn't know about the auction.
This is a photo of the flood height meter that was borrowed from the Australian Storms and Natural Disasters group on Flickr. It is measured in meters.
I cross posted this to my quilting blog as well.
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