Friday, November 9, 2012

Quilters Save the Day!

I have had two rather lousy work days back to back.  But when I come home, I'm greeted with so much beauty and generosity as I open your packages for Hurricane Sandy victims, that I can't help but feel better.  I hope these quilts serve as that same kind of balm to the soul to the recipients.

Here's Thursday's haul - 22 blocks:
Thanks, Em, Nicki, Debra, Sue and (unknown first name) Mills!! 
And here's what arrived today - 105 blocks:
No time to lay them all out for a photo. Thanks, Carol, Maddy, Michelle, April, Nancy, Linda, Evelyn, Sheila, Maria, Barbara and (unknown first name) Heyes!
So far, 274 blocks have come in - that's 6.5 quilts!  And it doesn't even count the blocks I've made!

So far, I only have one top completely assembled which will be shipped off for quilting by a quilting angel tomorrow, but I am diligently working on assembling #2.
Top #1 on the full sized futon in my husband's office
Another view of top #1 - do any of you recognize your blocks in there?
I have a guild meeting tomorrow, and I'm sure some of my guild members will take a baggie of 42 blocks home to assemble.  We'll get these blocks made into tops in no time at all!

I appreciate all that each of you has done, whether you sent one block or 27.  But I have to make special mention of two items received today.  Sheila sent some blocks, but also included a pillowcase that she had made.  Isn't this going to make some little girl happy?
Thanks, Sheila!
Close-up of the pillowcase fabric
And Maria sent a whole BEAUTIFUL completed quilt!
I love these colors - to me, this quilt says "soft and warm".  Thanks, Maria! 
I love the use of ric rac!
And I adore pieced borders!  Cool backing fabric, too!
Some of you have sent money to help with batting, so I stopped at JoAnn's today and picked up 4 full sized batts - pre-packaged batting is 50% off this weekend - woo hoo!

And others of you have sent additional fabric for blocks and for backings.  I've been keeping track of addresses so I can properly thank you all later, but for now, let me just say a blanket

THANK YOU!!!

I can't always match up names on packages with email addresses or blogging names to acknowledge that your packages have arrived, but know that if your name appears under MY HEROES over there on the top right, then I got it.

You guys are awesome!

22 comments:

Julierose said...

Oh, that completed quilt is so wonderful--I love its scrappiness...you are doing terrific work...Julierose

beebee said...

I am so glad you got my box. I hope you can use the thread and backing fabric. The blocks were fun to make. you are an angel to be doing all this work. If I lived near you I'd bring over my machine and help you put them together.
hugs from Louisiana
beebee

wackywoman said...

You are a hero and an angel.

libbyquilter said...

it's wonderful to see all of the blocks and hear that you are receiveing other supplies that are needed as well. and a completely finished quilt~!!~wahoooo~!

love seeing the blocks that you have sewn into a top too.

:-)
libbyQ

KaHolly said...

Gives me goose bumps!!

Julie Fukuda said...

I love the way that went together with such a variety of fabrics. I hope your quilt group will give you a hand.

Churn Dash said...

I was given options when mailing my blocks, $12.95 guaranteed delivery by Saturday. I took the $1.95 option and you got them the next day. Glad I didn't opt for the higher price!

I made the blocks at a Sew Day at my lqs, people were surprised to see me making blocks with the light purple, not my usual style but it was fun to make the blocks. Thank you for putting the quilts together.

Helen H

Nancy said...

Say Hello for me to the Guild - hope some of them take a packet to help you out. Good deal on the batting at JoAnn's!

Elaine M said...

You are a hero and an angel! Nice to see how lovely all our blocks play together.

Shay said...

There must have been something in the air last week because I had a couple of days like that too!

I cant believe how wonderfully generous people are being. It's so good to see people pull together and do something to help others.

Brenda said...

Do you accept flimsys? I have two that are at at that stage and will donate those if you can get them finished. Let me know.

Nanette said...

You're doing a great job, Erin, bringing love into a difficult situation, good on you.

And how nice of JoAnns to have a sale on, just when you needed it :)

Coloradolady said...

WOnderful!!! My package is coming priority mail on Monday!! The quilts are just lovely!!

Char said...

That quilt is lovely. Quilters are the best.
I like how the blocks have come together.

Nancy said...

Just look at that long list of people who sent you blocks! Would you ever have thought that??

Maria's quilt is so pretty. Looks like various 12" blocks, some 4-patch, some single blocks, some 9-patches, some two-patches. Love the color combo and the fat rick-rack. You are right - it looks so comfy. And the pieced border with the lighter narrow border between it a great finish to it all!

Michelle said...

What an amazing outpouring of love!!!

You're my hero:-)

Hugs,
~M

Loris said...

What a sweet picture seeing all those blocks together. These are looking lovely! glad to see you got the ones I sent...sorry I didn't include a note. My mom fell and broke her hip so I've been a bit scatter brain or gone from home with her in the hospital. I love seeing my name on the 'heroes' list.. I'm the ?Mills :-) should have written Loris on the envelope!

ANudge said...

The quilt top looks beautiful, Erin - you picked a wonderful block for these quilts. Thank you so much for what you are doing.

bcquilter73 said...

Hi Erin. I have been making blocks all morning and would like to be part of this wonderful project. Please email where to send them. Thanks

Dianne in BC
bcquilter73@yahoo.com

Rosemary said...
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Rosemary said...

Erin, I think you got my blocks since I saw my name on your blog. Please let me know if you need anything else. I'm willing to sew more or send you more supplies you might need. Thanks for doing this!

Carla said...

Thanks for all your hard work!