Penelope Basset

Friday, August 21, 2009

Iraqi Bundles of Love

I am participating in sending packages of fabric, trim, notions, yarn, etc off to Iraq. There is a son/husband of quilters serving there right now. He and the folks in his unit are gathering these Bundles to give to the Iraqi women who do not have a handy Walmart, Michael 's, Joann's, or whatever quilting store you patronize to go to when they have to get a crafter's fix. I have two boxes so far, and might end up with more. What a wonderful way to clean out your stash! It is a lot easier to give up your unused treasures when you know that it will be appreciated by somebody else. please look at his website, and consider cleaning out a couple of shelves and drawers to help somebody over there.

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At August 23, 2009 at 1:10 PM , Blogger Du Buh Du Designs said...

This is a fantastic idea! I have so much fabric that it no longer can be contained in my one chest of drawers. I'd love to send some off to women who could use the materials~

At August 27, 2009 at 9:14 PM , Blogger canngil said...

It was pretty easy to do it. You have a little bit of time left. I cleaned out enough for three packages, and it was fun to think of what they might do with it!. Some bits were very fancy pieces with embroidered lace, embroidery thread, odd beads and findings, etc.
I stuck a tiny stuffed toy monkey in one, hoping they might have a young one to enjoy it.
I did the postage online, and it was a lot faster. You do have to fill out that customs form at the window, but it wasn't too bad.Thanks for stopping by the blog!
Looking forward to seeing some more dolls from you soon!!

At February 5, 2010 at 6:54 PM , Blogger Holly Hall said...

What a wonderful idea! I love the idea of crafters helping crafters on the other side of the world.


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