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Thread: Sister fire destroyed woman's quilts!

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    I really think that is a wonderful idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandme26
    That is awful. I hope she is not discouraged by this disaster.
    My first thought when I read this was "NO fire would discourage me and my quilting habit"!!

    :-D

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    This is such a tragedy for her. I would be willing to contribute to whatever donation is decided upon. This gets me thinking, tho; I might invest in a couple fireproof containers to store the quilts my grandmother made for my parents and us kids. (I am in possession of my own and the one she made for mom and dad.)
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    All that work gone! Well the one thing she has going for her is no one was hurt.

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    I do commiserate with her. Saturday,July 31st I was ordered by the firemen to leave my condo. A large fire destroyed the neighbours' house three stories high. The 80 firemen did a great job saving our place and told us we were lucky it was a windless day. I'll be happy to send a donation to her,

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    Finally got a chance to call the Stitchin Post... Jackie lost over SEVENTY quilts in this fire, along with all of her stash. The gal at the store suggested stash if we want to send something, or a donation to the account set up for Jackie at the Bank of the Cascades (addy and phone listed below.)

    Bank of the Cascades
    272 E Main Ave
    Sisters, OR 97759
    541-549-2061 (phone)


    Jackie likes working with wool as well...and it seems pincushions are her thing. Jackie is always busy with something, she likes things that she can work on while she's watching TV...

    Hope this helps!

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    How sad, a fire is such an awful thing.

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    Thanks Charlee!!!!

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    oh, how very sad!

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    I am so sorry for her loss. We are quilters though and we can rebuild her stash for her if we can get an address where to send good quality donations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamekelly
    I am so sorry for her loss. We are quilters though and we can rebuild her stash for her if we can get an address where to send good quality donations.
    Here's the address for the Stitchin' Post...they will make sure that Jackie gets all donations! :) They did say that a local quilting group was donating some stash, and they were making her a black, red, and white quilt...but that group isn't all that big....

    Jackie Erickson
    c/o Stitchin' Post Quilt Shop
    PO Box 280
    Sisters, Oregon 97759

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    Thanks Charlee!! I will send her something in the next few days. It is such a loss!!

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    Thanks Charlee!

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    Thank you very much. Lately, I feel a need to give!

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    Thanks for the info Charlee. Can't wait to pick out some fabrics to send along to her.
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    Helping Jackie out in even a small way is great. Do we know if she has a way to store what might be sent to her? Even a card "Thinking of You" might be all she can handle at this time but fabric/tools later on. I'll be glad to help with some fabric.

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    This is so sad for her, I will send some fabric to the address Charlee provided :( Living in a bush fire prone area, I know how she must be feeling.

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    Oh my. I would have to mourn them like family members. I know they are not alive but they have so many of our memories, hopes, concerns woven into their threads. So sorry to hear this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabricnut
    Helping Jackie out in even a small way is great. Do we know if she has a way to store what might be sent to her? Even a card "Thinking of You" might be all she can handle at this time but fabric/tools later on. I'll be glad to help with some fabric.
    Good thinking Fabricnut, did not think of the fact she might not have storage! But her house is still standing isn't it?

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    I am so sad for her. Bless her.

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    Maybe the stitchin post will take money orders or check donations toward her new stash. ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamekelly
    I am so sorry for her loss. We are quilters though and we can rebuild her stash for her if we can get an address where to send good quality donations.
    I am sure you can send donations to:
    Stitchin Post
    311 W Cascade Av, Sisters, OR 97759

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    oh, that is tragic!!!

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    I just heard about the fire this am and was saddened to hear of this big loss! I was in Sisters for their annual quilt show and fell in love with the area. I'm sure she will receive lots of prayers and lots of help to rebuilt her stash.

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    So sorry for your lose, but no lose of life is good!!
    Fire is a terrible thing - I know because, 7/13/71 we lost everything we owned (except for 1 sheet,1 blanket, and a bedspread, hubby grabbed these to wrap children in!) in a house fire. We, had many keepsakes from my grandparents,family, and friends. I was just sick about it for some time, until I gave it some thought - things could have been worse - we could have lost our sons in that fire! I had just moved them to a downstairs bedroom from one upstairs. I was informed that they would have died had they still been up there, because of the smoke, and this had happened in the middle of the night. So, I am very thankful that hubby had gotten thirsty in the middle of the night, saw that the car was on fire, and then discovered that 1/2 the kitchen was also in flames by that time.!
    So,I look at as a lose of THINGS, and not people.

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