Saturday, March 29, 2014

Dates For Oso Quilts and Drop Off Points in Washington State

Right now I am not going to set a hard to meet deadline, so this is what I have planned for delivery dates.

First drop off will be on April 5th if I have enough quilts to deliver, if not I am shooting for a delivery date of April 19th as I expect by then I will have lots to deliver.

If you live in the Washington state area near or north of Seattle, you can drop off quilts to the following:

Town Square Fabric and Yarn
445 SW 152nd Street
Tell Christina or Cynthia they are for Layers of Hope - Quilting 911 Oso quilt drive and they will hold them.

If you live closer to the Oso area or Canada, you may drop them off with:
Mary Udman at the Skagit Valley YMCA
215 E Fulton Street
Mt. Vernon

In the Centralia/Chehalis Area there are two drop off points:
Sisters Fabric
476 N. Market Street
Tell Jody or Bobbi they are for Oso

Quilters Junction
1728 Gold Street

These people lost their homes, their families and their loved ones, they do not want your junk, your garbage, your torn, stained, frayed, cigarette smelling dog won't have it blankets.

I am accepting new handmade quilts not used, not store purchased, but lovingly made quilts or knitted or crocheted blankets.  If upon sorting through the quilts I find junk, they will be put in the garbage where they belong.

I say this because it happens during every disaster, people pay good money to mail garbage and that is sad.  It is about making them smile if even for a moment, not making them think we are in more need than they are!


  1. Jean. i'm clearing out quilt inventory of new unused quilts. i've got your mailing address from the Martingale email. will put a box in the mail tuesday. thanks for doing this.

  2. Jean,
    Do you have plans for any May delivery dates. I want to make one or more quilts but am short on time.

  3. I can deliver 2 to Burien on Friday, 4/18. I wanted to check to see if these sizes would be OK : 45 1/2 x 51" and 55x67" (not bed size, 1st one bright, for baby or youth, 2nd one floral /adult) as well as to see if that would catch your pick-up at Town Square Fabric/Yarn. LMK please.

  4. Hi Jean; I have a baby quilt almost completed and I am hoping that it can still be distributed even though it is after your deadline. My husband is a tax acct and I work in his office, so had to squeeze the quilt making in between tax stuff; just have the binding to hand-sew and will mail 2-day priority to you by the end of the week. Will this be okay? Thank you for doing this distribution and coordinating; what a great cause.

  5. Jenn Todd, Police Dispatcher, Snopac911May 2, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Thank you so much for the BEAUTIFUL quilts!!! They are all so amazing I don't know how I'll ever decide! What you all do is just so heart-warming! :)


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