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Thread: WOW -- Did I hit the Jackpot??

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    I've been making Quilts for Kids along with my quilt guild. We just finished 24 which I delivered to them 2 weeks ago. As a good public relations story, I contacted our local newspaper and they interviewed me and printed a great story, with color photo, of the quilts we made. They also listed info for Quilts for Kids and my e-mail address.
    Well in the afternoon of the article appearing in the paper -- I received several e-mails. One was from a Fabric Designer, who unbeknownst to me, lives a short distance from me. She donated all of her 2 yard samples that the fabric company sends her to me for future Quilts for Kids. Three plastic tubs full -- how awesome!!! Now to get off this quilting board and get sewing!

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    sew terrific!!!!!! do you have a link to the newspaper article? i'd love to see some of the pics of the quilts if you took pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liese
    I've been making Quilts for Kids along with my quilt guild. We just finished 24 which I delivered to them 2 weeks ago. As a good public relations story, I contacted our local newspaper and they interviewed me and printed a great story, with color photo, of the quilts we made. They also listed info for Quilts for Kids and my e-mail address.
    Well in the afternoon of the article appearing in the paper -- I received several e-mails. One was from a Fabric Designer, who unbeknownst to me, lives a short distance from me. She donated all of her 2 yard samples that the fabric company sends her to me for future Quilts for Kids. Three plastic tubs full -- how awesome!!! Now to get off this quilting board and get sewing!
    where are you located in upstate ny? I am in syracuse.

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    liese..what a generous gift from the designer. and what a generous person you are for doing the charity quilts!! BUT you should have posted a link for us to all look at...
    Happy Stitchin' crafty_linda_b

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    I'll see if I can send the link -- I'm in Sullivan County, NY!

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    Was it in The Record?

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    Yes -- TH-R online 9/1/2011 -- Trying to send the link

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    Thats just a wonderful thing for the designer to do for the kids and you. It is always better to give than recieve I believe in this and Karma. I do hope you'll post pics of the fabrics and then the quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liese
    Yes -- TH-R online 9/1/2011 -- Trying to send the link
    wow, I never heard of Monticello...you must be close to NYC?

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    Yes -- that's it!! Thanks for posting the link

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    No problem. It's a wonderful thing you're doing. I was just catching up on reading that paper online. I used to live in Ulster county, and went to school in New Paltz. My mother still lives outside of Kingston. Congrats on the receipt of your recent donation. I'm sure it will help you and your group spread even more cheer.

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    90 miles NW of NYC

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    That's wonderful.

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    What a fabulous story!! Just goes to show, what goes around, comes around! It always amazes me how one very unfortunate event can just trigger something like this and the snowball effect will just keep going and going, benefiting oh so many!! What a wonderful gesture that fabric manufacturing company did to assure the snowball you started keeps growing!

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    That's wonderful!!

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    That is great!!! Wonderful gift from the Fabric Designer.

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    What a wonderful story! I try to make a QFK quilt every little while; thanks for reminding me to start a new one!

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    I'm working on three quilts for kids myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by meemersmom
    a very nice article. thanks for sharing and thanks for doing the quilts for kids

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    NICE!!! Good things happen to good people!

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    another good deed receiving a bountiful blessing. Congrats on your harvest of fabric.

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    Great!! It never hurts to advertize what your guild is doing!! Congrats on the 3 tubs of fabric!!! Sew, sew, sew!!

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    That is wonderful! A good deed with another returned.

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    AWESOME!!!! Happy Quilting!!! :D

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