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Koala Love

Posted on: November 28th, 2019 by Lorna McMahon

First of all, I got this email from my lovely friend Kathy….

Hi Lorna,
I hope you are well! I was wondering if you had any plans on creating a Koala bear pattern? If you are, I know you can’t tell me, but I hope you do! I have read about the devastating impact of the Australian wildfires on the Koala bears and I thought I would love to make a quilt with Koalas on it for a dear Aussie friend.
Kat Potter


Maple Ridge, Bc



So I did…..

The Koala Love blocks are all finished, but I have not sewn them up into rows yet!

The Koala Love pattern is now listed in my shop.

After seeing the suffering that the Koalas and others are enduring in Australia, and having seen the links provided by Kristy Lea of Quiet Play on her InstagramI have decided to contribute 50% of all sales for this Koala Love pattern, for the rest of 2019, to be donated to these two services:

Koala Hospital of NSW-Australia.

NSW Rural Fire Service.

Sometimes we are faced with things that seem impossible.

But with LOVE….

ALL things are possible.









Keep On Quilting On!




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10 Responses

  1. QuiltShopGal says:

    Oh, Lorna, your Koala Love quilt is absolutely adorable. And, how wonderful that you are giving 50% of the sales in 2019 to two great programs trying to help Koalas in Australia. Bless you.

  2. Kathy says:

    This is so good, in so many ways! Adorable pattern and helping the Koalas…it just doesn't get any better than this! Thank you!!

  3. Dorothy says:

    I don't know how you keep coming up with these adorable patterns. Your creative brain is truly blessed. (along with the donation brain) 🙂

  4. Hej Lorna,it is an good idea to donate and help these little Koalas :0) I buyed the pattern and will set it on my To do list for 2020 :0) greetings from denmark, ulrike :0)

  5. That is a darling pattern! So generous of you to help the koalas!!

  6. Kat says:

    Lorna, you are the best! I love the pattern and I love even more that you are helping the Koalas !!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  7. KaHolly says:

    Sweet pattern, and lovely gesture!

  8. Kathleen says:

    Wonderful block and wonderful support of those who are helping.

  9. Thank you for your generosity, Lorna. I have shared your post on my facebook sewing page. Blessings.

  10. Jenny says:

    Another wonderful design, and you are so generous to donate 50% of your sales to help the koalas. The koalas and Aussie quilters will thank you from the bottom of their hearts!