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Thread: 8500 quilts were sent to Japan

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    I just read a Facebook post from Project Linus that said 8500 quilts were made and sent to Japan to help victims of the tsunami. That is an incredible number. I know our local group produced and contributed 100 of those in 2 weeks! Now we are doing the same for our own state. In the past week we have collected almost 50 quilts. Some of you have made contributions and we ThankYou very much! The effort continues so if you want to help, please PM me.

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    As a Project Linus Coordinator, I'll add to this plea for help. Many of the Linus Chapters are very low on blankets, as we sent the bulk of our inventory to Japan. I feel awful that I cannot come up with sufficient blankets for those in need in our own country. If you could make a blanket, please do so. It does not need to be fancy...perhaps 2 yards of fleece serged around the edges. Quick easy, and not too heavy to mail. Thanks for your consideration.

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    Wow! 50 quilts?! I didn't realize that so many have been collected! That's awesome! I do hope that more are donated though. We have so many homes that were destroyed. These quilts will really make someone happy.

    I am working on some here - and tomorrow I plan to spend the day in the craft room, cleaning up clutter so that I can get ready to do some frame quilting.

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    Amazing generousity from quilters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathios
    As a Project Linus Coordinator, I'll add to this plea for help. Many of the Linus Chapters are very low on blankets, as we sent the bulk of our inventory to Japan. I feel awful that I cannot come up with sufficient blankets for those in need in our own country. If you could make a blanket, please do so. It does not need to be fancy...perhaps 2 yards of fleece serged around the edges. Quick easy, and not too heavy to mail. Thanks for your consideration.
    Oh! I have some fleece here! I can do that! I am making some quilt tops too, waiting for the return of my long arm from the "spa". PM me with an address for the fleece blankets. I also have a bunch of kids flannels; would you want them in a simple quilt or blanket?

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    Grann of 6 - are you wanting them to go to your local Project Linus or for the Quilts for Alabama drive? I have addresses for the quilt shop we are working closely with as well as the distribution location that we are going through for the quilts to get in to the right hands...
    You probably have a local Project Linus but I will be very honored for them to come to Alabama to help out some familis that lost everything here.

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    On May 14th, the Torch Club from the Yankton SD Boys and Girls club are going to Sioux Falls to give to Project linus 25 quilts and blankets they have been making (mostly at my house). It has been such an honor to teach this small group of children to make blankets and quilts. They are making a day of it starting with the presentation and I believe there will be news crews there to put in on the air. Good for Project Linus, good for the B & G torch club. Just thought I would share. They are planning on doing it again next year again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarn or Fabric
    Grann of 6 - are you wanting them to go to your local Project Linus or for the Quilts for Alabama drive? I have addresses for the quilt shop we are working closely with as well as the distribution location that we are going through for the quilts to get in to the right hands...
    You probably have a local Project Linus but I will be very honored for them to come to Alabama to help out some familis that lost everything here.
    No, I want them to go to Alabama. Just PM me with an address, if you will. As a kid we had a small tornado go through our property and took out trees but no damage to the house. But I had friends who lived in a trailer park that was destroyed. My mother donated a bunch of my outgrown clothes to them. Anything I can do to help, I will. I am sending some large quilts to Bamamama.

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    Box of 7-8 more (can't remember how many I managed to squeeze in there!) coming your way tomorrow Bamamama.

    Jan in VA

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    I hope the quilts make it to the ones that need them. Not long ago there was a post and picture online of truck loads of quilts sent to a disaster area overseas and the quilts were moldy, never given out. The paper work wasn't completed for them to be distributed, on the receiver's end not the sender's fault. I make and donate quilts to the local children's hospital and make fast utility quilts for the local Red Cross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathios
    As a Project Linus Coordinator, I'll add to this plea for help. Many of the Linus Chapters are very low on blankets, as we sent the bulk of our inventory to Japan. I feel awful that I cannot come up with sufficient blankets for those in need in our own country. If you could make a blanket, please do so. It does not need to be fancy...perhaps 2 yards of fleece serged around the edges. Quick easy, and not too heavy to mail. Thanks for your consideration.
    Do you know the cheapest way to send fleece blankies and how much it does cost?

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    If you can deliver your blankets to the nearest Project Linus Chapter near your home, they will consolidate and pay for the shipment. Here is a link to the website, and click on your state. http://www.projectlinus.org/chapter.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I hope the quilts make it to the ones that need them. Not long ago there was a post and picture online of truck loads of quilts sent to a disaster area overseas and the quilts were moldy, never given out. The paper work wasn't completed for them to be distributed, on the receiver's end not the sender's fault. I make and donate quilts to the local children's hospital and make fast utility quilts for the local Red Cross.
    Oh that makes me sick! When I prepared the Linus blankets for shipment, each one was sealed in a plastic bag, then the whole box had another plastic bag around it. We had to follow exact detailed instructions on packing, labeling and mailing the boxes so this type of situation did not happen.

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    That is wonderful. I learned to quilt at
    Quote Originally Posted by mshollysd
    On May 14th, the Torch Club from the Yankton SD Boys and Girls club are going to Sioux Falls to give to Project linus 25 quilts and blankets they have been making (mostly at my house). It has been such an honor to teach this small group of children to make blankets and quilts. They are making a day of it starting with the presentation and I believe there will be news crews there to put in on the air. Good for Project Linus, good for the B & G torch club. Just thought I would share. They are planning on doing it again next year again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mshollysd
    On May 14th, the Torch Club from the Yankton SD Boys and Girls club are going to Sioux Falls to give to Project linus 25 quilts and blankets they have been making (mostly at my house). It has been such an honor to teach this small group of children to make blankets and quilts. They are making a day of it starting with the presentaon and I believe there will be news crews there to put in on the air. Good for Project Linus, good for the B & G torch club. Just thought I would share. They are planning on doing it again next year again.
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    I think that is a wonderful thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mshollysd
    On May 14th, the Torch Club from the Yankton SD Boys and Girls club are going to Sioux Falls to give to Project linus 25 quilts and blankets they have been making (mostly at my house). It has been such an honor to teach this small group of children to make blankets and quilts. They are making a day of it starting with the presentaon and I believe there will be news crews there to put in on the air. Good for Project Linus, good for the B & G torch club. Just thought I would share. They are planning on doing it again next year again.
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    I think that is a wonderful thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Box of 7-8 more (can't remember how many I managed to squeeze in there!) coming your way tomorrow Bamamama.

    Jan in VA
    Thanks so much Jan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I hope the quilts make it to the ones that need them. Not long ago there was a post and picture online of truck loads of quilts sent to a disaster area overseas and the quilts were moldy, never given out. The paper work wasn't completed for them to be distributed, on the receiver's end not the sender's fault. I make and donate quilts to the local children's hospital and make fast utility quilts for the local Red Cross.
    That would make me sick too! I will personally grantee that will not happen here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathios
    If you can deliver your blankets to the nearest Project Linus Chapter near your home, they will consolidate and pay for the shipment. Here is a link to the website, and click on your state. http://www.projectlinus.org/chapter.php
    120 miles is too far for me to drive right now, so I guess that isn't an option.

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    Kathios wrote:
    If you can deliver your blankets to the nearest Project Linus Chapter near your home, they will consolidate and pay for the shipment. Here is a link to the website, and click on your state. http://www.projectlinus.org/chapter.php

    120 miles is too far for me to drive right now, so I guess that isn't an option

    Bamamama, we would like to help in the quilt project but do not have any excess quilts right now. If Sadiemae would like to ship the fleece blankets or throws to Project Linus, and lets us know the cost, DH and I will send her a check for the cost of shipping. Just let us know

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    do you have good helpers. is yours an active group. are you able to get supplies

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    Thanks, it has been a challenge to have 5 or six kids in my house and try to keep them busy and needles threaded on my machines, and having the other ones tie blankets or quilts. I am relieved it is done and I have the summer off. Never was wired to be a teacher....LOL

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    Will you please put the address for Alabama quilts to be sent. I will try to get some made and sent out soon. I love making quilts for others.

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    I wish I could help, but right now I don't have a working sewing machine.

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    All of you are wonderful people helping with the quilts. I wish I had a stash of quilts to send. Thank you for your efforts to help.

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