Thursday, February 26, 2009

So much excitement!

Last week, I mailed out over 200 letters requesting donations for our quilt retreat in April that benefits the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Tennessee. This is the 3rd year for the retreat and the 3rd year that I have sent out requests for donations and the number of letters mailed has grown each year.

Yesterday, I got a couple of emails and a phone call about the retreat. I think that this is the soonest that I have gotten any kind of responses. I was a little shocked.

Then, I got home from work tonight. This is what I found.


Your eyes are not deceiving you. This is a BOLT of batting! A BOLT! In the past, the Warm Company has always been good to us by sending a couple of packaged battings. This is 40 yards of batting. I am shocked!

I also got a delivery from Northcott. Some patterns, fabric, fat quarters (gorgeous!) and pins that say Quest for a Cure. Very appropriate!


I do plan on posting the donations on my blog again this year. It's gives my co-coordinators an idea of what has been received. It also gives the attendees who read my blog a chance to see what they can expect on the tables.

I do realize that with the economy in the dumps right now, that donations are usually the first things that are kicked to the curb by companies. I am hoping that, for the children of St. Jude's sake, the companies will still make a small effort for our event.


Regina said...

WOW- hope this is just the first tease of an avalanche of donations to come!!! Way to go!!!

Moneik said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see everything now that I know I will be seeing it in person too.

Jen said...

I still am shocked that they sent a bolt of batting!! I'm going to laugh if moneik wins it and can't take it on the plane with her. Giggle.

Brenda said...

That is absoultly fantastic!!! Excellant responses!!! What a great way to start this retreat - with such great donations!! Great
companies - This is nice to read.