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Thread: Quilts for Hurricane Sandy Victims

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    Quilts for Hurricane Sandy Victims

    When we lost our home and almost everything in it, Quilt Board members were fast and generous with coming to our aid. But they didn't stop there. Dotcomdtcm organized what amounted to a nationwide quilting bee. There were so many donations of completed quilts and many quilt tops and Grann of 6 was glued to her long arm for days. Linny made the most adorable stuffed animals. And then they all came into the apartment we were blessed to find.

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    We were busy giving out quilts for many days ... and we're still not done! But at the top of my list was my neighbor and the five foster kids who made our neighborhood a happy place to live. When you see their smiles below, I think you'll know why.

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    My next stop was going to be my old parish which serves many destitute people. I called to make an appointment to give them some quilts but was told "We're not accepting donations of clothing any more." I tried to explain ... "QUILTS! i have QUILTS not KILTS!"


    I finally gave up and called an old friend who is the Executive Director of the Long Beach Housing Authority. Besides the housing they offer, he also oversees Section 8 housing and, sad to say, many of the landlords have failed to make repairs after the flood, leaving many of the city's poorest in terrible shape. They will soon have some nice warm quilts to give comfort. The two we are holding up are earmarked for some special people I know from our local fishing pier and they were being picked up last night.

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    Again, thank you so much to everyone who participated in this effort. You are amazing!
    Krystyna
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    What a wonderful Christmas story. Something to help cheer people who have little and bring them hope for what is yet to come. Thanks for sharing.
    Lori - MamaBear

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    The kids are absolutely adorable!! What a blessing people can be to those who are in need!! Thank you for sharing this encouraging story and may God bless you and yours as you begin to rebuild after the storm.
    God, Wonderful Family, Great Health, Awesome Friends, Quilting & Chocolates - - What more could a girl be blessed with!!

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    blessings to you

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    How wonderful! Thanks for showing the quilts and animals to us.


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    Great story, and the models are so cute!!!
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    thanks for sharing some of the recipients' happy faces.
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    What happy smiling faces! Fills my heart with joy! Thank you for your kindness.

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    Thanks for sharing. The quilts are wonderful but I just love the group photo. The kids couldn't look any happier, very cute kids! Quilters are just the best!

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    Beautiful kids and quilts and animals!

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    How wonderful! I hadn't seen the appeal go out. Thanks to you who donated such great quilts!
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    Their smiles are priceless! Thank you for sharing this story with us. It is so nice to know that the quilts and toys will be much used and loved!
    May your new year bring you many blessings, and your heart's desires!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    That is so wonderful!!!!!!!!

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    Wow! Some awesome quilts and sweethearts beneath them! You are a true angel.

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    Wonderful quilts, great job and thank you for sharing, GOD Bless you
    Have a Blessed day
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    A wonderful story. Those kids are the cutest little things. And the quilts are lovely. Blessings to all who worked on this worthwhile project.

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    This certainly is an amazing place of friendship giving and love. Great pictures and a great mission you are on.....thank you for doing this. You are an example of love in action.
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    Love to see those beautiful smiles!

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    So awesome! I love the smiles on those little faces! I love when kids get something they can cuddle. Warms my heart :-) thanks for sharing.

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    Having once led a very successful quilt appeal on this board 2 years ago, I was saddened not to be able to participate this time. I am continually amazed and awed by the generosity of goods and time found among this wonderful group of quilters and am blessed to count myself among them. Thank you for your part in this effort and thanks to all who made quilts for DotcomMom. I know from personal experience that these large efforts are a massive expenditure of time, money and energy. The Quilting Board members and Admin are THE BEST!

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    All those smiling faces say it all. Thank you for your involvment and caring.
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    What a great story, thanks for all the pictures. Thanks to all the quilters on the board for making this possible. So nice to see you back on the board Krystyna.

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    what a moving story they look so happy may god bless you all
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    Makes us all count our blessings! Thanks for your post!
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    Thank you! Thank you! Those smiles made my day. Nice to hear something positive is happening in this country. Thanks to all the volunteers and to you for your efforts to help. I see angel wings growing larger and larger.
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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