In the Mail….

As I sat down to write this post, I had taken pictures of everything and was going to be caught up on mail.  Well…The mail carrier came as I was writing and just like that, I had boxes again.  It happens and is actually a nice “problem” to have.

This came from Peggy…The envelope held money for the postage fund.  That was AWESOME as I took 7 packages to the post office.

Check out these fun prints.  I love them!!

Quilt tops were included.  Isn’t this pretty??

This next one I liked.  I’m guessing it’s from a Sandy Gervais Moda line.  I contacted Lori who does charity quilts for Sharehouse and she was willing to finish this one.

This one I packaged up with a couple of other things and sent them to my friend that does Quilts of Valor.  I think this might work for that…

These were included in the box.  I have an email out to a blog reader to see if she wants to finish them but haven’t heard from her yet.  Is there anyone out there that wants to finish these and pass the quilt on to a charity if she doesn’t.  I think it’s a version of a coin quilt and all done in American Jane fabrics.

These blocks were interesting.  There are 30 of them all of coordinating prints.

I’m guessing the maker didn’t like the corner block color and ripped them out then was tired of the project.  All of the blocks need a new corner.  Again, I have an email out to someone to see if they want to put this together for a charity…if she says no, I’d love to know the next person that might be interested in it.  Most of the work is done.

The infamous Deb from Owatonna Minnesota sent me another box.  You might remember she sent me FOUR boxes and I videoed my opening of the boxes.  If you missed that you can find that HERE.

Well Deb sent another box.

There were so many goodies.

Check out this embroidery project.

These fun dolls with the porcelain heads I passed on to the Cresco ladies.  They had a friend they thought would appreciate them.

Aren’t they cute?

There are the templates for this quilt.  If someone is interested in them I’d happily send them your way if you cover postage..and a small donation for the postage fund.  Let me know if you’d like them.

I’d offer that same deal for these templates.  They are for Lori Holt quilts.

Here was a quilt kit that the Cresco ladies took and said they would finish.  I like the colors of this.

This was also a kit that was cut out.  The ladies took this too.  I’m looking forward to seeing it finished.

I am excited about checking out these books.  I love “block” books like the Quilts from the American Homefront book and The Farmer’s Wife Pony Club books.  The blocks offer show blocks I hadn’t thought of and are a jumping point for quilt designs.

The next box came from Caryn.  She too has sent goodies before.

There were lots of yarn, crocheting and knitting goodies.  I set these aside for Kayla.

She likes the “learn to crochet” type books and often passes them on to students.

These are PERFECT!

There were LOTS of magazines that are going to sit by my nightstand and I’m reading them before bed.  It’s a habit of mine that I love.  You all do a great job keeping me in reading material!!  THANKS.

There were so many wonderful goodies in the boxes that came.  I love that you all thought of me and Kayla..and the charity quilt project.  I really appreciate all the support that comes from all of you.  It means so much to me.

27 thoughts on “In the Mail….”

  1. You are blessed by so many. I love you for the way you forward items to others. I would like the Lori Holt shapes if nobody has asked for them yet. Would it be easiest for me to send money to the Kramer Strong account located in the side bar? If not I can send a check.

  2. Jo, Would like to know the name of the pattern made with the Sandy Gervais Moda line. Don’t know if you might have a source to find the name. Love reading your posts and seeing pictures of you and the family and of course the pups. Thank you for doing all that you do to keeps us who follow you encouraged.

  3. Virginia Grenier

    I had just sent an email to you when I heard the “ping” that an email had arrived in my box and it was this post. What are the odds? Then I got another “ping” and got the message stating: Sorry, we were unable to deliver your message to the following address.


    So, I looked around on and couldn’t find any contact information. Help!

    1. You can contact me at BUT…I have to say this. I do not send those emails to you. An independent program does. You will likely have to check with them. Often times if you unsubscribe and then resubscribe, it fixes itself.

        1. Virginia…I’m sorry I didn’t explain better. On the right hand column of the blog is a place that says SUBSCRIBE TO BLOG VIA EMAIL that is where you type in YOUR email address. Bloglovin handles all of the subscriptions. I do not. You can always go to or directly to my blog

          1. Virginia Grenier

            Jo, I just want to know the best way to send you a picture of the quilt tops I’ve quilted that you sent me. Did you receive the one I sent?

  4. The Lori Holt templates look interesting to me. Tell me what I owe you for postage and the postage fund unless someone else has spoken up. Thanks.

  5. Pam Daily asked about the pattern using the Sandy Gervais fabric collection. It’s the Garlic Knots block pattern from Bonnie Hunters “Addicted to Scraps” column in Quiltmaker Magazine.

  6. Jo, there is a quilt currently on the website designed by you and Kelli. I was wondering what issue it had been in to see if I had it somewhere. It is squares made up of half square triangles with some in the border forming a zig zag. It is darker fabrics like civil war scraps. I can send you an email by email if you email me. Thanks so much.


  7. I believe the Sandy Gervais Moda line quilt is Bonnie Hunter’s Garlic Knots. It is a stand alone pattern from her site. I have the Thimbleberries “Beginner’s Luck” book and have made a number of the quilts in it. It is a great book and one you can use without the Thimbleberries fabrics.

  8. Beth Culbertson

    It’s been a while-probably 5 years!- sinceI finished two quilts for you. Binding is my thing, and I be been told I do a great job. I have a sit down quilting setup, so I’m up for quilting designs that are driven by the pieced blocks. Let me know how I can help!

  9. I would love the piecing the past templates! I also longarm for charity quilts for both our local guild and our women’s club. I would love to donate to your postage fund, so let me know how much for shipping and I will cover the cost plus a mail fund donation. Thanks Jo!

  10. I would love the piecing the past templates! I also longarm for charity quilts for both our local guild and our women’s club. I would love to donate to your postage fund, so let me know how much for shipping and I will cover the cost plus a mail fund donation. Thanks Jo!

  11. Yes, please! I’d love to know the name of the first quilt top pattern too. I have some fabrics in 30’s reproductions that would look great with this. Thanks so much!

    ps. Twice a day I look at your blog and I absolutely love it and YOU!

  12. I would love to know the names of the patterns for the quilt tops. I see one is Garlic Knots. Would anyone know the others please? Thank you

  13. I would also like to know the name of the first quilt please!!! I see several others are interested too! My mail is so boring Jo!!!

  14. What wonderful quilts and goodies in your mail. I love how you find homes for it all and lots of others benefit with some treasures.

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