Mail Call…

Today’s mail call is not mail that came to me.  It’s mail you all sent to the quiltmakers and finishers.

First from Ray… He writes:
Just a quick note to let you know another of your blog readers mailed me a package that I received today. It is a cute top that Barbara L. in Decatur, GA made. She says she made it with charm squares, white layer cake squares, and some polka dot fabric for the border. She got the layout from google images. She included some light blue polka dot fabric for the binding and some white on white dragonfly fabric for the backing. I am sure it will be adorable when I get it quilted and ready for donation.

By the way, Barbara said she just moved and could not find her iron to press the top. She was lucky enough to have found the quilt top, backing, and binding to get it in the mail. I totally sympathize with her. I have made about 7 moves myself in the last 11 years. Moving is NOT fun.”

The next mail goodies are coming to us from… across the Atlantic.  You might remember Eve.  She is teaching others to hand quilt in France.  She said she was in need of supplies and several of you offered to help.

Eve writes:
I would like to thank 3 readers of your blog who sent scraps for my group.

– Nikki from Boston

– Cynthia of St Augustine

– Joan of Tucson

They are beautiful and generous women. We have to sort by colors and still have to separate the bright (to go with the white background) and the darker (to go with the cream backgrounds).

One even sent money to buy what we needed: I ordered cream solid fabric with those dollars to top up and I was able to get 15 yards. That’s wonderful. We still lack the white background to go with the bright.

They are wonderful donors. We have started working despite the lockdown (which I hope will be alleviated on May 3).

we work slowly because everything is hand pieced.

Thanks again.”

If you are interested in helping Eve’s group, you can contact Eve HERE.

Jo here again.  I want to sincerely thank you all for supporting those who are making and finishing quilts for good causes.  I know there are many of you who do projects on your own and donate in your local area or donate through your guild.  I applaud all of you are using the talents you were given to help others no matter how no matter where.  I love the helpers of the world.



5 thoughts on “Mail Call…”

  1. I feel for Barbara having moved and then not being able to find certain items. I hope she is getting closer to finding her iron. Her quilt is beautiful and can hardly wait for Ray to use his talent on it. How generous of the gals who provided fabrics (and money) to the gal in France. I can only imagine what it’s like in that country finding fabric and I heard it is very expensive, and then to sew by hand. My cousin visits her daughter there and said that.

  2. On the second picture after Eve writes , is there any more info on the selvage of the fabric with the tall 60s looking cats and all the little kids? I’m sure it is older fabric and maybe no longer available but I would like to look for it. Thank you!! pam

    1. Eve from France

      I’m sorry, I looked but there is nothing. That the colored dots. Maybe a Michael Miller fabric?

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