Thursday, November 8, 2012

One hundred and fifty-three

153 - That's how many quilt blocks arrived in the mail yesterday.  112 were the disappearing 4 patch, and 41 more were donated 16-patches.  I also received backing material and additional money for batting.  You guys are amazing!  We are going to make so many people warmer this winter!

Donald was excited to help with all the packages that were left outside our mailbox in this plastic bag . Even more blocks were in envelopes INSIDE my mailbox.  Wow!  I'm sure the mail carrier is curious about what is going on!
112 12.5" disappearing 4-patches covers A LOT of floor space! I use this spot in the basement to sandwich large quilts. 
I'm excited to make some other donation quilts with these donated blocks. 
Thank you, Nancy B, Patricia C, Becki W, Carol J, Sharon V, Barbara H, Robin B, Carol C, (unknown first name) Reiner, Barbara A, Charmaine T, (unknown first name) Thomsen, Terri J, Pat M, Susan L, Barbara W, Beth S, and Marilyn P!  You are on my ever-growing list of HEROES!

I managed to sew together most of one top last night.  I had hoped to do more, but my husband's team had a scrimmage and we went out to support him.  Of course, I went to THE WRONG UNIVERSITY!  What a bonehead!  Luckily, the two universities are only about 20 minutes apart.  While watching the game , I made some progress embroidering my mini.  For a tiny quilt, it sure is taking me longer than expected!

I wonder what today's mail call will look like?

14 comments:

wackywoman said...

How exciting. Expecially for the boys!

beth said...

Oh What FUN! I look forward to seeing all the great quilts you put together!

Julierose said...

I can't wait to see it finished--this is terrific!! Julierose

Char said...

It's good to see you have helpers!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

How wonderful!

Shay said...

I bet the kids were so excited at that amount of mail.

Keep your post person guessing!

Lisa said...

Too cool - I love it!!

beebee said...

so wonderful
I hope you take a few minutes to take pictures of the quilts and post them.
I hope you get the box I mailed yesterda
hugs
beebee
(barbara arcement)

Julie Fukuda said...

I wish I could put myself in a package and come to help. I'm no good at the machine thing but with all that space, I could baste forever.

Mary Berta said...

There will be nine more in the post tomorrow from the Pacific Northwest!
Thankful for your efforts and pleased to be able to help a little.

treadlemusic said...

Erin, Have put out the info in a blog post this morning (http://treadlemusic.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/quilters-arise/) and will be contacting others without pc's. Those blocks are amazing and will bless so many!! Hugs......

Judy said...

Are you still taking blocks? I am a little late, but would like to help!

Raewyn said...

Wow oh wow - hope mine won't be too late!! You are doing a fabulous job and I'm so pleased to hear you have angels to help with the quilting and people who have donated backing,etc. A massive effort, well done!!!

Carla said...

ERin
I still plan on making some so I hope you'll be able to use. Between being slow, out of town and working it takes me a while to get things done.