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Sandy relief

Posted by grammyp (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 6, 12 at 9:05

I have a (sort-of) computer! Still trying to rescue mine.

If anyone has some old UFOs they will never finish and would be willing to donate, I will be quilting some to send to victims of Sandy. I have batting and muslin for backing. Quilting will be quick and simple, binding done by machine, but they will be finished with love. They will go to and be distributed by Project Linus. Send me an e-mail if you need my address.

Thanks so much for your help.
beverly


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I'll go through what I have available and let you know.

SharonG/FL


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I have 3 (maybe more), one of which I want to put borders on yet.


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I have a lap size top, originally intended for quilts of valor, but did not meet the size requirements...I'm happy to donate.
V.


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Thank you my friends, you are the best. I'll be able to get 3 from the GFG pieces I got at the retreat. Gotta wash the muslin then I can get started quilting.

beverly


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Ok, so I cut the fabric for the borders last night and did it wrong. No problem, I'll just take care of it in the morning. What happened this morning has me so upset! But, it really isn't as devastating as I feel about it. DH painted a picture of Jaycie....I'm barely awake yet and he's asking for a box at least 13 inches square and maybe 2 inches deep. He couldn't find one, so I get up from my comfy chair and start looking. I find an empty pizza box and he takes it to wrap it up covering it with heavy brown paper. When he brings it in from wrapping it, the paper is all wrinkled and I'm sure would be demolished by the post office. So, I tell him to cut the wrapping off and I'd wrap it for him. So, I get up from my comfy chair again.....it went well and I had him watch me so he'd know what to do the next time. Anyway, that got me all out of my morning routine and now I don't have the border on and 6 packages ready that I had planned to mail. Sorry about the rant, but at least I don't feel as tense now.

SharonG/FL


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A good rant is medicine for the soul and the body!
Theresa


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Rant on, we don't mind a bit. Hope the picture makes it ok.

beverly


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Beverly, Don't forget to show pics when you get the quilts made. This is one top that I'm sending to you...minus the cat.
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I haven't even taken pictures of 2 other tops and need to get the blocks put together on a 4th one. That may be at a later date.

SharonG/FL


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Sharon, you are awesome, thank you so much. Our local Project Linus coordinator said they will be sending for at least 6 months. I will send a few at a time as I finish them. I will put a label on the back with the donor's name, a short message to the recipient. Pictures will certainly be posted.

beverly


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Beautiful! And I'll bet the cat wouldn't enjoy the mailing process anyway ;-)


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You are very welcome! It will help in my count-down of getting UFO's (even if they're just the tops) out of my house this year. This brings my count to 9.

The cat gets car sickness every time so she would be having a big problem.

SharonG/FL


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I have a small child's top I haven't done anything with. I think I have your address. Will get it to you.
Darlene


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Thank you so much everyone. Please be sure and put your name on the package so I can include it on the label.

Quilters are the greatest people in the world.

beverly


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What a wonderful way to clean out the closets! This is so thoughtful of you, Beverly. I'll see what I can whip out. I don't have any UFO's, but I have some 12" blocks I can get together into at least a lap top.


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Sharon, that's a nice design! And I'm glad you're not mailing the cat. :)

Did y'all hear about the cat who flew from Ohio to Orlando in a lady's luggage? I bet the trip home was a lot more luxurious for Ms. Kitty. LOL

Donna


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Thanks, Donna, and I did hear about that cat in the luggage. I cannot imagine how it got through being scanned or heard meowing.

As I was putting borders on one of the quilts I'm sending, I remembered why I had abandoned it! Picture later....my eyes are done for the day.

SharonG/FL


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Strikingly beautiful quilt, Sharon. How good of you, Beverly and the others to be doing this for Sandy's victims. Kind, generous souls all.


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Two more......(I really dislike Photobuckets changes!)

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Strips on Point for Hurricane Sandy relief

SharonG/FL


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Bev,
Mailed the quilt top yesterday. Hopefully you'll get it by the endo the week.
Darlene


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Ooo! Pretty. Funny, I especially like the pink and blue one and those aren't usually the colors I seek out. Something special about the mix of lights and darks!


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Thank you, Lois.

Beverly, My three tops were mailed out this afternoon.

Linda (quiltnhen) The strips came from a jelly roll but I don't remember where I got it from. Should I do that pattern again, I'll make the side triangls from a very large square and cut corner to corner so there won't be a bias on the outside!

Please excuse any typos as my eyes are still dilated from being at the opthamologists......he's sending me to a cornea specialist.

SharonG/FL


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Sharon, I love the layout of the blue and white quilt. It is stunning! I am saving it to perhaps someday copy. When I first looked at it, I thought for a minute that it had a cat silhouetted on top. You've probably seen the scrappy pattern with black silhouettes of cats scattered around it. It is on my mental to-do list.

Very generous of you girls to pass on all these tops and quilts to this cause.


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