I wanted to share with you the goodies that have been coming to my mailbox. The first actually came to my email.
You might remember Eve as the lady in France that was working on teaching others to quilt.
Eve writes: “Thank you for relaying my request for our Charity quilts. I received a very generous donation from Jeanne. The fabrics are beautiful and they make my heart sing. We will start with 2 quilts: one queen size and one for kids.”
Wasn’t that a nice package to sent to Eve and her fellow quilters? THANKS, Jeanne for supporting them.
Ray got goodies too. He writes:
“Wanted to share a pic with you of the contents of a BIG USPS box that came in the mail today from Colleen M. In Falcon Heights, MN. All of the fabrics will come in handy for backs. Some of them have enough yardage that the same cut can be pieced for a large quilt. My continued gratitude to you and your readers for their never-ending support in creating beautiful community quilts.”
WOW. Thanks, Colleen.
I got two large boxes of things from Gloria. She was so sweet.
That was box #1. Filled with goodies including treats for Rosie. She LOVED it!! There was a present…I opened it!
Licorice. I’m sure it was meant for the childcare kids and I promise to share. But…did you know licorice is likely my favorite candy. I can’t eat just one though. I had two and then tucked them away before I ate three..and four. I love licorice.
The box had LOTS of quilt tops. Many were large so I’ll likely be passing them on to Cheryl or Lori.
Aren’t they pretty??
This one was extra long. I love the sashing. I’ll have to remember to try that in a quilt.
I love the colors that Gloria picked. They aren’t my typical picks as I’m pretty plain…but I really like them.
I was thrilled to see these next ones. I immediately called dibs on them. The local animal shelter groups always ask for quilt donations and I don’t always have time to complete tops and donate them. I am saving this top and will finish it for that benefit.
See? Every block has a pet on it. Perfect for the animal shelter benefit!
The next two are also both pet-related…they look similar but it’s two different quilts.
I saved back both of them as well.
There were Christmas prints…
There were orphan blocks…
I saved this project out for a new gal with the charity quilt project that asked to do some UFO sewing. I figured this project qualified.
There were more goodies including these fabrics and wool hooking kit. I always thought I would do wool hooking. I saved this thinking maybe this is the motivation I need, something all kitted and ready to go. We’ll see.
There were some John Deere goodies. They are always popular. I’m going to investigate these a little more. I’ve had it in my head to make a John Deere quilt and donate it to a benefit as there are so many John Deere fans around here. I hope that it would bring a good price as more men might bid on it.
This was box #2…
Another pretty quilt top…
..and lots of goodies.
I need to sort through this a little better to see if it’s leftovers or a UFO. That will help me determine who to send it on to.
There were so many goodies…
Including all of this fabric!!
The X blocks were all kitty fabric. I thought about keeping them for the animal shelter too. I did keep the dinosaur fabric. I have so many grandkids into dinosaurs right now. I think I could make pillowcases for each of them for Christmas! Bring on the dino fabric!!
Thanks so much for all of the goodies Gloria. Your package made mine, Rosies, and the childcare kiddos day!! I know there are going to be a lot of other happy people along the way who will also be so happy to get the goodies I pass on to them…and then there are the people who finally get the finished projects. Your gift keeps giving! I love it.
The next piece of mail came anonymously. This was an article from the Mason City Iowa newspaper. A reader clipped this out and sent it to me. That was awesome. I hadn’t had a chance to read it. Can you see Kalissa in the picture? She was one of the nurses interviewed for the story.
Thanks so much for sending the clip.
Julie in SC sent the next piece of mail…a cute beagle card with…
LINEN inside. Oh, my word. I love the card…I love the linen. This was the perfect gift. I’m so blessed. Vintage Country Mocha is right on the top of my favorite linen list. It’s so versatile and 40 count is my favorite too. THANKS SO MUCH!
There were more boxes in the mail…
This all came in a GIANT heavy box from Lesley in MA. It is the #2 box of 2 of 2 boxes that she sent.
Here are two quilt kits. I had someone named Kelli contact me. She previously did charity quilting and would like to get back into it. She asked if I had projects if I’d send them her way. This looks perfect to send to her!
There were some fat quarters…the middle ones all coordinate.
There were several flannels that I’ll pass of to Jazz. She loves them for backing fabric.
There was a huge variety of prints from several different genres of fabric. From novelty to Amy Butler to calico. I pulled out a couple of pieces hoping that I can send them to a charity quilter that needs backing fabric.
Lesley must have cleaned out her stash of oriental-themed fabric as there were many. I am passing these on to the Cresco ladies. They have made some cute quilts with this style of fabric in the past.
Roxanne sent the next box.
It was jam-packed. I think she would have needed a helper to get the tape down on it.
Check out the pretty homemade card…I love seeing the talents of others.
All of this was in the box!
I saved out the charm packs. I have a friend and her daughter started sewing with a Bernina I passed on to them. Giving her the precuts really made sewing easier for a beginner.
I often keep charm packs and precuts that are sent my way and then gift them to a beginning quilter along with some coordinating fabrics.
There were lots of bigger cuts of fabric.
See all of them?
I’m still having trouble believing it all fit in that box!! WOW!
The next box came from Patricia. There was a large assortment of goodies here.
Check out these vintage linens.
I love the stitching on the basket handle. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen that stitch before. Does anyone know what it is called. The blue and white are almost wrapped around each other.
When I saw this one, I thought how sad. It’s seen much better days.
Then I remembered this…Kalissa sent me this picture. She was at a vintage shop and saw that someone had made and was selling masks from vintage linens. I’m not a big fan of cutting up good linens, but with a piece like this where the center and edges are bad but the embroidery itself is good, I like the idea.
There were fabrics in the bunch. I saved these out..as I’ve said, I have a new person that volunteered to finish tops, but needs backing fabric. Hopefully, some tops will come along that will match these.
I really don’t save a lot of fabric for myself. So much comes and I can’t possibly sew it all. These are the little things I save. Simple scraps to add to my scrappy quilts.
I set these aside for a person who will does Quilts of Valor.
The variety of fabrics was big!
Isn’t that elephant fabric cute…and the giraffe. I kept that for now. I have an idea, but who knows if I’ll get to it. If I don’t get to it in the next 6 months, I’ll pass it on. I do that occasionally. The good thing is I always know that there is someone to pass it all on to.
Pam was so sweet and found some play money for my cash register I bought at the thrift store. PERFECT. That was so sweet to think of me.
I got a note from a blog reader in Japan. She wanted to support the charity quilt project so she sent a check to cover postage, batting, or whatever was needed.
She sent the note on February 24th and it got to me on March 16th. I thought that wasn’t too bad.
Speaking of people sending postage money. Several of the people who sent fabric also sent postage money. That is so sweet and I really appreciate it. The postage money that has been sent has been a huge blessing. THANK YOU!
That was the mail that came in over the last week or so. WOW…right? We’ll see what comes this week!