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Thread: Guilt reliever!!

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    Well listen to this!!!! - I have just had a fantastic suggestion put to me by our fellow quilter extroadinaire - Cathy m. Cathy had read through my message on Henrys thread about Joann's purchases in the picture link, in which I asked if you all knew how lucky you were to have such a selection of fabric shops on your doorstep and to be able to buy as much fabric as you need, and I explained the sheer difficulty we have here in Spain in getting fabric and how during last weeks lesson at my quilting group we had all been in a frenzy trying to grab what we could from a couple of carrier bags of scraps one of the group had kindly donated.......

    SO...... Cathy has suggested that if any of you have ANY scraps of fabric, unfinished, unloved, unwanted projects .... ANYTHING that you can bear to part with we would be absolutely over the moon to received them here in Spain, we have a lot of talented ladies and we could do so much more for our local charities too!!

    Cathy says this would be a great way to relieve the guilt that all quilters feel when they have 'excess' hoards of fabric and unfinished/unloved projects that are cluttering up your sewing rooms so that by donating these to a severely 'fabric deprived' and frustrated quilting group' you will no longer suffer from the terrible guilt of having too much in your 'stash'!!! :D :D

    So how do all feel about Cathy's suggestion?????


    My address is:-

    Casa la Joya,
    Apartado de correo 609,
    29740 Torre del Mar,
    Malaga,
    SPAIN.

    Any donations will be greatfully received, and we will be eternally grateful for your generosity. :) :) :)


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    What is the weight limit of boxes sent to Spain?

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    Let me check postage rates to you and then I will see what I can come up with. I had a lot of fabric given to me years ago when I headed up a group at church and none of the other ladies wanted it.

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    I appreciate that postage may be an issue, but by whatever means is the cheapest....we can wait.... you are all sooo kind, Cathy I have just read the thread about you and Henry sending a gift to Barb, you are angels.... :) :) :) :)

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    I'll pm you next week and let you know what I sent . It will probably go out next Wed. I have commitments this weekend and generally get off early on Wednesdays.

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    Vicki you are a star!! - Thank you soooooo muuuuuuch, I can't wait.... I will let you know as soon as it arrives.

    Muchas gracias mi amiga!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Glad to help out! :-)

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    Cant wait til it comes......it'll be like xmas tee hee!!!!!!!!

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    I will see what I can do Izy :)

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    my.....I think am gonna cry, you are all soooo thoughtful, thanks Henry xx

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    Izy- you might want to warn your loved ones that your livingroom might be buried in fabric soon :):)

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    yippee!! - I got lots of space to stash - under beds, in the wardrobes, clear out the kitchen cupboards....dont care where - I used to be houseproud........then I got into quilting..lol!!!!!

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    I send flat rate boxes through the post office for $10.00. I'll check if we can send them to Spain. I've sent to Japan with no problem.

    Barb

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    Ok, I'm in!
    I do have tons of pieces that I can part with. Heck, I might even have some fabric that I REALLY don't like. In fact, I do! I did a Shop Hop in Hawaii in 2006 and won 9th place! WOOHOO!! Was a great prize.
    There was a TON of fabric in a basket that I won. It was OVER 20 yards...YUP, 20 yards! In it was this funky Asian fabric that I had no clue what I could use it for. I'll include some of that in there.
    I also have some blocks that I did, just for fun, that I don't know what I'm going to do with, and put them in there.
    OH MY!! I'm thinking I need to use a crate! hehe

    As to the One Rate Boxes....they can go to APO/FPO addresses to other countries, but not to a personal mail address there. But,,,,I did see/read/hear somewhere that there are intenational ones??

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    there are international one rate boxes. get those :)

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    Izy, just making a new sewing room and I am sure I will find some fabric for you. Do you have any sort of zip code in Spain? Or is it part of another part of your address?

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryparrish76
    there are international one rate boxes. get those :)
    I thought they had them. I'll have to check the post office or order some online.

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    I ordered mine from the postal service online :) they are free.

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    Oooh, that's something i can do, i can do that. Let me see how others do their mailing, and i can see how next week :) good idea!

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    Okay I am in too. I know I can come up with some fabric. Sooooo, if someone will post here how to ship it would be a great help! Vicki did you send yours yet? Anyone?

    Also I was thinking maybe this should be listed again in the ads forum.

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    I will see what I can come up with over the weekend. :)

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    I"m going to order some of the boxes online, but will also check the post office since I have to run out there tomorrow.
    Was supposed to go today, but my van decided it needed to go BACK to the shop. UGH!

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    I'm in too.


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    Hello, I make quilt kits for my ebay store at www.quiltcutters.com
    I will start saving my scrap and odd and end pieces and send them when the box is full. I just cannot throw away scraps, glad to know they will be of good use.

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    [b]THANK YOU :D THANK YOU :D THANK YOUTHANK YOUTHANK YOU

    You guys n gals are sooooooooooo kind hearted, I can't believe the response I am receiving :!: :!:

    You have no idea how much this means to me xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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