I am changing up how I do mail. If you missed my update on mail and quilt donations, PLEASE follow the link and read THIS BLOG POST.
I spent the entire weekend and much of the week working through the mail that was here.
With the new way I’m doing the mail, I won’t be taking pictures of everything that is sent. I’m asking that people try to send donations directly to someone on the donation list and bypass me. Click THIS LINK to go to the donation page. If I do get mail, I will only be doing a very short segment. I am hoping this cuts down on shipping and receiving on my end and that I can spend more time actually making quilts.
Frances sent some goodies…
The cutest card and quilt tops came from Leona. These are nice tops and they would love to find a home with a finisher. Is anyone interested in finishing these?
They are all bright colored and I’m sure kids would love them.
I couldn’t find a name with the next package…
Karen sent some goodies.
Another Karen sent goodies too. This one was from Rochester, MN.
I rarely keep anything that comes if from blog readers. I have so much already. I did keep some of these fabrics though. I got a new quilt book, and I thought the fabrics would be perfect for quilts from this book, Striking Strip Quilts by Kate Henderson.
This is one of the quilts I thought to make. I think it would be a perfect charity quilt.
or this quilt…
The fabrics were great for that. Thanks so much Karen.
The nest package made it here from Corona, CA.
The next package is going to make Jazz happy. I always send her the embroidery things. Jazz and her partner are both into embroidery and finish many embroidered quilts and donated them. What a labor of love. If you have embroidery-related things you want to pass on, please find Jazz on the donation page HERE. She is #20.
Patti sent a pretty quilt top. This one is a perfect scrap buster!!
The next box had lots of goodies including quilt tops.
The next box came from New York. It was chuck full.
One day the UPS truck backed up to my house, rolled up the back end door, and… unloaded 18 boxes of quilting goodies into the extra garage bay.
YES, all of the Chick-Fil-A boxes were filled with quilting things. All of them were from Dianne. She said she was downsizing and sent me 95% of her stash. WOW!!
I got the boxes opened and started sorting.
It just so happened that Sandra and Donna from the Cresco ladies were stopping by. I let them pick out a few boxes of goodies that they thought could be put to good use.
That helped lighten the load quickly. There were MANY charm packs, jelly rolls and layer cakes included. I saved them out and some will go on the Good Deeds auction. Our daughter Kayla is teaching sewing classes and said if the charm packs didn’t have a home she’d love them.
This quilt made its way to me from Texas…
Debra sent these goodies…
Cindy sent these…There were lots of quilt tops and orphan blocks.
Nancy sent the next box. There were lots of batiks and these along with ones from Dianne were sent to the Cresco Ladies.
Leigh sent a package of vintage quilt blocks. These will be auctioned off for the good deeds fund.
I got several cards and letters. Several had money in them for the Good Deeds fund. I thank you so much for this. Monies will still be needed for batting and mailings. Hopefully not be as many mailings but there will be some. I am still going to be working with the Cresco ladies and they will continue to make quilt tops…maybe not as many…but I’m sure plenty.
Check out all the stickers. The kiddos have been having so much fun with them. Virginia sent them for the kiddos.
Erin sent some goodies…sadly, I don’t know if this is what she sent or if the pictures got lost. I was writing this and the grandkids stopped over. I left the computer with the pictures up and when I came back, a couple of the pictures seemed to be gone.
This is another picture I have no clue what it goes with…UGH.
I think the kids really screwed up the pictures as I went through cards and everything is a mess. I had three anonymous cards, also cards from 3 different Nancy’s, 2 boxes from Ellie, Julie, Deb, Darlynn, and Carolyn.
Oh my word. I don’t know what they did!! I’m so sorry for the mix-up.
I know Carolyn sent two big boxes of baby gowns and receiving blankets for the Baby Care Kits. Can you believe Carolyn made 100 gowns? YES, 100!! I’m so excited. Each kit needs 2 gowns so that will be the start of 50 more kits. I’m doing the happy dance about that!!
I think this concludes all the mail that was at my house that hadn’t been blogged about. There is a chance I missed something-there was so much mail here. I’m so sorry if I did. Please know your thoughtfulness was appreciated.
It took me a full weekend and much of last week but I have all of the mail sorted and distributed. I have some items saved back for a good deeds auction and I have lots of quilt tops here. If you are interested in finishing quilt tops, please speak up and let me know. I’d love to get them out to people willing to finish them. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I emailed before and I didn’t send any, please email me again.
Whew…that was a lot!! One last reminder. There are still people in need of donations. All of the people that I previously passed your gifts to, are still in need. Please find your favorite person/group on the donation page, and send your donations directly to them. Again, HERE is the link. It can always be found a the top of the page on the tab section. Again, I am requesting that the only things be sent to me be things for me personally, baby care kit items, or goodies for the childcare kids. I am still going to be very active in helping collect Baby Care kit items and I would love your help.
Thanks to the many-many who have donated in the past. Your support has been so appreciated.