I've been a member of the yahoo group "stashbusters" whose mission is to encourage us to use our stash. This was posted just a day ago and i wanted to share with you. Betty is a longtime member. Of the group. I am including the contact info for Betty as some of you might be able to help...imagine if ALL your stash were lost, your UFOs, your quilts
THIS IS THE MESSAGE THAT WAS POSTED IN RESPONSE TO QUERY:
Gosh, how do I ask..
The storage unit with about 40 full sized disaster quilts, 80+ Nursing home quilts, 60+ Linus Quilts, Christmas Stockings, a new roll of batting, about 40 Preemie quilts, and untold yards of fabric, cutting boards, shelving,, and so on were lost due to flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
One of my best friends (Nita Beard - chairman of WHQG Comfort Quilts) is just devastated. They had over 4 feet of water in the storage unit where we store this stuff... The Storage place said it is a total loss as it has been under water for over a week, and is too toxic to even come and look at, and is still underwater (at least 2 feet) as long as the Addicks reservoir is still releasing water.
Of course all Nita's Bee members have donated a bunch of fabric. but, this was a storage unit 10 x 20 foot FULL of fabric.
Last week, I asked for jelly rolls for Tri-County Quilt guild. They had OVERWHELMING success. Standing room only, making jelly roll quilts.
This is for West Houston Quilters Guild. Our meeting location (Bear Creek and in the the middle of the Addicks Reservoir) is under several feet of water. Closed until further notice. The storage unit is in the midst of this.
The Comfort Quilters will begin again. We are starting from scratch. Nita had about 40 kits in her car,, and that is what we have to start with.
We have some Hobbs UPC codes to try to get some batting again.
****We could use:
--Hobbs UPC codes - ANY Hobbs product.
--Yardage to get us started again.
Just devastated at what we lost, to help others.... Very discouraged. Nita with her positive attitude says that all will be well, and that God will take care.
***Any donations can be sent to me or I can give you Nita's address.
Attn: WHQG Disaster
17412 Bobcat Trail
Cypress TX 77429
We will start over... gosh, still grieving over what was lost. Our Thursday Bee is starting with a sew-in in a next week to piece tops. A couple of Bee members with longarms and I have volunteered to quilt anything that comes in.
This is a different group from Tri-County. I am a member of both.