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Quilting Possibilities

Quilting Possibilities
one of NJ's finest quilt shops

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hello again!

It's been awhile since I've blogged, too many other things going on!  Hopefully at some point, my life will slow down to a normal speed.  Let's catch up.

Coming in the door.
The shop is moved and we're settled in.  We keep rearranging things but that's normal for any retail store.  There are a few things we can't find, a few things that need to go to the storage unit and a few things that need to come out of the storage unit but I have a feeling that is always going to be the case!

We spent most of the month of August finding things that we KNEW we had and trying to figure out the best place to put office supplies and stuff.  And since we all have opinions on where the best place would be and everyone has a different idea of what's best . . . . well use your imagination to figure out how organized THAT was!  We finally worked it out and it's only every once in awhile that we think, WHERE IS THAT?


Miss Aubrey Michelle Welch joined our family on September 14th.  She belongs to my oldest son James and his wife, Stefanie and she's a cutie!  She weighed in at a very dainty 5 lbs 11 ozs.  She makes Nathan & Colin look like Amazons!

Classes & clubs started up, shows started happening and we settled into fall.

I headed out to Quilt Market in Houston with hurricane warnings starting to ratchet up and then Sandy was a direct hit on the Jersey Shore. 

I'm sure you've seen all the news reports or lived through it yourself so I won't elaborate but to just say, the stories are horrifying and so sad at the same time.  The store is fine, our family is fine but we know friends and customers who have lost everything or almost everything.  Our local high school is still being used as a shelter, so much of the shore is just gone.

There is a desperate need for blankets and quilts.  Our local Project Linus coordinator is taking donations to filter out through the Red Cross and her contacts.  Here is Hillary's information - you can read more information by clicking here.  

Please follow the following guidelines when sending your quilts:
  • Quilts should be twin to queen sizes.
  • Please include your contact information (name, address, phone and/or email.) Project Linus will try to let you know where your quilt is heading.
  • Quilts should be machine washed and wrapped to keep the quilts fresh in transport.
Ship to:
Hillary Roberts, President
Project Linus NJ, Inc.
79 Jackson Street
Keyport, NJ 07735
If you have questions, you may call Hillary at (732) 335-9033 or email her at director@blankiedepo.org or blankiedepo@aol.com. You may also visit the Project Linus website at www.blankiedepo.org.
Thanks for anything you can do.
Until next time.