If it's too hot to quilt, and you have a love of animals, this might be a sewing task you could take on. Making mittens for koalas burned in recent bushfires (and perhaps more to come this season) would take very little fabric (soft cottons, such as old sheets and tea towels are recommended), and not much time. Children might like to help, too.
A pattern is given on the International Fund for Animal Welfare webpage, and a Sydney address to send the finished mittens to.
- Koalas sew need you this summer, International Fund for Animal Welfare, 8th January 2015