In My Mail…

OH, MY WORD…Mail has been flooding in.  I have much to share and this isn’t all of it.  More came in as I was prepping this post.  I think that will wait for the next post.

The first bunch of goodies came from Nelle in OK.  It was a big box and there were goodies galore.

Just look at all of this…

There was a mixture of everything from super cute quilt tops…

to fabrics.  I tried to keep the similar fabric with the tops so the fabric could be used for binding. 

When I saw these tops I set them aside for Janet.  Janet is a volunteer quilt finisher.  Through the years Janet has been on the volunteer quilters list but I haven’t sent anything her way.  She recently contacted me and I learned she only lives a half hour from me.  The group she quilts for is Royal Family Kids Camp.  They give quilts to foster children each year.  Janet along with helpers try to have 24 quilts done each year.  That’s a lot of quilts!!  Janet took many of these and they will be finished and loved on by foster children.

You can find out more information about Janet by checking out the Fabric Donation Page.  Janet is #5.

Check out the pineapple quilt.  Pretty!!

Janet took a couple with the intention of adding a border to them to make them a bit larger.

This one is cowboy-themed…so cute.

I think the quilt block was perfect for cowboy prints.  The block reminds me of spurs or tumbleweeds.  Both cowboy friendly.

Nelle included some bigger cuts of fabric.  I passed many of these to Janet too.  They will make great backings…or part of backings.

There were leftover blocks…

Super cute novelty prints…

So much of the fabric was kid-friendly.

This was mostly panels which I’ll pass to the Cresco ladies.  They love making panel quilts.

…more leftovers that the Cresco ladies will make into quilts.

I loved this group of leftovers.  If I was finishing quilts, I’d have grabbed this bunch and made it into a charity quilt.

Yep, more fabric!!

This was lightweight T-shirt fabric but I don’t think the pieces were wide enough for Carolyn.  There was other fabric too.

These scraps added with others will make fun quilts.

Wow..what a lot all in one box!  Thanks, Nelle.

The next package came from Darlynn.  She read my blog post about my friend that puts together baby care kits for Lutheran World Relief.  On my list of needed items to put the kits together were diapers.  Lana often uses gently used flannel sheets to make the diapers.  Getting these will be a treat!!  Each kit needs 4 diapers.  Lana has a goal to put together 100 kits so that means 400 diapers!!

Darlynn found these on Amazon.  Then she had them shipped directly to me.  Great idea Darlynn!!  Thanks so much!

Lana also uses the burp cloths that look like diapers so if anyone sees them cheap at a garage sale, feel free to send some my way.

I got this beautiful quilt all packaged up so nicely.  It was from Patti.  She was worried that her work wasn’t good enough.  Oh my, it’s perfect and her color selection was great!

I am certain this will be loved.  Thanks so much Patti.  Your hard work is appreciated.

This bunch of patriotic goodies came from Arkansas.  These will be passed on for a Quilt of Valor quilt.  THANKS!!

My deciphering is awful.  I’m not sure of the name in the signature on this.  I believe it’s Dolly…but I’m not positive.  I do know that the gift of fabric is so appreciated!!  (I’ve been told this is from Sally.  Thanks for the help)

Here it is all unrolled and able to be seen.

There were quilting books in the mix too.

Plus, more panels.  The Cresco Ladies are going to have to plan a panel day.  They will all get together and everyone takes a panel and finishes it into a top.

Joan sent the next box.  I had to laugh.  One box came from her and I got it on a Friday.  I wrote the blog post with the goodies she had sent…then at the beginning of the next week this box came.  I don’t know if she sent them at the same time…but it had to have been close.

Check out the cute Thomas the Tank Engine fabric.

There were some odds and ends…

And there were some great smaller cuts of fabric.  I pulled all of the kid-friendly prints and will be sending them out soon.

Check out this precious quilt top.

Look a the work that was done to fussy cut the pieces in the center.

Jennifer sent the next box.  I was so excited to get this box.  Remember I had contacted Janet to come and get tops for the Royal Family Kids Camp? Well, she was scheduled to come and this box came in between the time we set up to get together and the actual date.

Janet took many of these tops as they were perfect for her project.

Check out the soft colors of this one.

The colors of this one were wonderful too…just in a different way.

Janet was excited to see this one.  She doesn’t get enough “boy” quilts.  I would say that 80% of the quilts that come here are more “girly”.  That leaves so many boys with quilts that aren’t boyish.  If you’re thinking about making quilt tops to donate, please consider tops that are a little more bly/male-oriented.  We love any tops but there is a real need for masculine tops.

I love the pops of red.  So cute.

This was an easy yet interesting design for a donation quilt.

This one was too small for Janet…

I’m not sure what happened with this one but it is either wonky or needs a good ironing.  Whatever it is, we’ll get it figured out and finished.

WOW…what a lot of mail, right??  I have enough mail for another post.  I’ve really had a lot in recently.  Most of this is already out and delivered to finishers.  I try as hard as I can to get things shipped out as soon as I can.

If you make charity quilts and are in need of supplies, feel free to contact me.  I’ll work to try to help if I can…or find someone who can help.

Thanks to all who donated goodies.  I so appreciate it.

11 thoughts on “In My Mail…”

  1. Judith Fairchild

    SO many beautiful tops. And such pretty or cute fabrics. Lots of joy coming in and go I ng out for people who need the lo:e that goes onto making quilts.

  2. Wow lots of fabric! Can you tell me the name of the Sue Spargo book? I just got interested in wool appliqué. Thanks

  3. Your quilt mission is amazing, Jo. If I lived closer, I’d help you sort & mail. That’s a big job, but a fun one.

  4. Jo, the first letters of the name and city look the same to me. That being said, I think the name is Sally Marshall, Salem, Oregon.

    Keeping up with all the goodies you get in the mail would be a full time job to me. I don’t know how you do all you do.

  5. Margaret in North Texas

    What a nice assortment of fabrics and tops! Thanks to all who donate material etc for the many wonderful organizations that receive them.

  6. The first letters of the name and city on the note are the same. The name is Sally Marshall, Salem Oregon.

  7. Wow, Jo, would love to be your next door neighbor and help you sort all of the wonderful goodies! The pineapple quilt is gorgeous! I make quilts for foster kids and I agree; many more girly quilts come in.

  8. She is so generous. Looks like she cleaned out someone’s quilt room. I know they will all go to worthy people. Thank goodness for your volunteer quilters to help you with this. Take care and have a Happy and productive new year.

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