From the Mailbag

Here are some assorted items that we recently received in our mailbag/inbox!

1.  Hurricane Sandy Relief!  We have TWO great contact organizations for those interested in donating quilts to Hurricane Sandy victims!

a.  eQuilter is collecting 5,000 quilts, and you can find their guidelines here:

b.  Bumble Beans Basics in New York City is collecting quilts for immediate donation to relief victims.  They have already donated quilts to over 100 families and are planning to do more donation days.  Bumble Beans is run by the president of the New York chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild!  You can find their guidelines here:

2.  The Flying Needles Quilt Guild is located in Niceville, Florida (between Pensacola and Panama City in the panhandle of Florida).  They are hosting their annual quilt retreat this year on February 28th to March 2nd, 2013, in Destin, FL!  They are hosting the event at a resort and have three national teachers coming for the event.

If you're interested in attending the retreat or for more information, check out their website at:

3.  A new quilt shop, Happy Apple Quilts, recently opened in Palm Harbor, Florida (near Clearwater, Florida).  They offer quality fabrics, patterns, kits, notions, books, threads and gift items, with friendly customer service!  If you're in the area and want to visit the store, you can find their location and store hours at their website:

4.  The Hibiscus Quilt Guild still has a few spots available for a three-dimensional flower quilting class taught by Kathy Lonergan, taking place on November 17th from 9am to 4pm in Lake Worth, Florida.  Please email me for contact information and a supply list!