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Thread: New Thought for Assistance to Oklahoma Tornado Victims

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    Red face New Thought for Assistance to Oklahoma Tornado Victims

    Think about this ladies and gents; there will quite possibly be women and men who are quilters, etc. who have lost everything and a sewing machine and fabric is the last thing they will think about replacing. However, down the road, we may all be able to help in a big way by donating a part of our fabric stash, thread, extra notions that we all have and don't use, and if you are in the vicinity, possibly a rehabbed sewing machine that you have.

    Please think about this as we might be able to help our fellow quilters in a big way!

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    I was thinking about this, too. I would prefer donating fabric to rebuild a stash than sending a quilt to someone who may or may not need it.

    Hope someone comes up with a way we can help!

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    To have a list of quilters would be helpful. Or a list of guilds in the area. Then the donations can be sent to the guild so they can distribute according to needs. (just a thought)

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    I'm sure we could locate a guild in the area. Give them a few months to get on track and then I'd bet they would be thrilled to have some stash and quilty toys.

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    One of members who lives near Moore has a Yahoo group for quilts, I am sure she would be able to facillitate other supplies down the road. Her board name is sikesjj and here is a link to a post on the FQ swap thread. May FQ Swap
    Join the JUNE Pincushion & Needlecase swap:http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...t-t247379.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewOK View Post
    Think about this ladies and gents; there will quite possibly be women and men who are quilters, etc. who have lost everything and a sewing machine and fabric is the last thing they will think about replacing. However, down the road, we may all be able to help in a big way by donating a part of our fabric stash, thread, extra notions that we all have and don't use, and if you are in the vicinity, possibly a rehabbed sewing machine that you have.

    Please think about this as we might be able to help our fellow quilters in a big way!
    Am a member of 3 quilt organizations in the area. No loss of quilter's life that I've heard of via the e-mail updates but I doubt anyone's life in the area is untouched. When Blanchard OK was hit hard a few years ago, Central Oklahoma Quilters Guild did a collection for those who lost so much & invited quilters & sewers to come pick up anything they could use. This was some time after the disaster (when they had started putting their lives back together). We have a very strong and generous quilting community in our area.

    Please remember that storage space will be at a premium in the immedate area right now - so be sure you connect with someone who has space and is willing to protect anything sent until it can be distributed.

    The thoughts & prayers of fellow quilters are definately appreciated. Don't know who is collecting supplies in the area & can't help as I am out of state now.

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    Thought about this for the survivors of Sandy on the east coast. We know many of these quilters have donated and helped others in the past. Also.

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    My guild has been in contact with the folks in Moore, here is their response:
    "Thank you for your offer of support. Many folks are hurting here. We even have a couple of our guild members houses are gone. We are blessed to have a Salvation army Major as a member. She says that, at least at first giving folks who have no home things that should go into a home usually is a problem because they have no place to store stuff. That made sense.
    However in the coming weeks as people get their houses fixed or move into another situation then the need for things will be more evident. So. At this point I would advise hanging on to the cuddle quilts for our area. Our guild has had several similar offers. The new president BJ Davis who is just starting her time in office will contact you with instructions. She is currently trying to set up a distribution point for such items as a cooperative effort with a local sewing machine shop that is working to the same end."

    I have Cc ed her on this note so you can keep in the loop

    Your heart is kind as is your offer of assistance to those who have lost so much.


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    PM sikesjj who lives in Edmond or Lv2sew2011 who lives in Moore. They are spearheading an on the ground effort.
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    This is on Bonnie hunter's site:

    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2013/...-oklahoma.html
    This is from Ellen Medlock of the Ellen Medlock Studio Store in Tulsa, OK.

    "I am honored to start a QUILT DRIVE for OKLAHOMA Tornado Families. If you wish to donate a quilt, please send to our shop- and we will make sure it is placed in the right hands!

    Ship to:

    OK Quilt Drive,
    c/o Ellen Medlock Studio Store,
    10032 S. Sheridan Rd, Suite H-1,
    Tulsa, OK 74133.
    ♪ღ♪*•.¸¸¸.•*¨Count your blessings, not your problems. ¨*•.¸¸¸.•*•♪ღ♪

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