Hi Guys As you may be aware, we are in the midst of the most horrific fires to hit Australia. There has been a huge loss of life, nearing 200 at last count. Many of these fires are man-made, and some entire towns have been lost. I live approx. 1/2 hour from the major bush fires, and most people I know, know someone who has been affected by one of the fires. There are many ways you can help including cash donations to The Australian Red Cross and by donating clothing, shoes, toiletry etc. An online quilting friend has started up The Bushfire Quilt Project. This is an international group,and all that you need to do is make 1 or 2 Maverick star blocks and Tia will piece the blocks into a quilt and forward them to the victims of the fire. These blocks can be made from scraps, so if you have the time and are handy with a needle and thread, please help.