Sunday, March 18, 2012

Postscript to the Postage Stamp Quilt

I meant to include a note about stamps at the end of my last post about the Postage Stamp quilt but forgot, so here we go.

At St. Patrick’s Basillica in Ottawa, where Jane often goes to mass, they collect used postage stamps to sell to stamp dealers and then send the proceeds to the missions. Apparently one stamp gives a child lunch, so we've been saving our stamps for her to help out the cause. I know that with email we tend not to send or receive as much personal mail by post as we used to but if you are able/interested feel free to send yours to me periodically and I will pass them along to Jane - it seems a waste to trash them when they are valuable to someone else. I just keep a zip lock bag in a drawer and keep tossing them in until it's full. If you need my mailing address just send me an email and I'll get it to you.

Postage Stamp
Here's another pic of the quilt.

There's lots more blocks cut and waiting to be added... In honour of International Quilt Day, which was celebrated yesterday, I think I'll put a few more blocks together.

I followed mom's lead and fill a plastic berry container with a selection of squares and then periodically refill it as needed. It's easy to toss in your bag and go, it doesn't take up a lot of space, and the lid is hinged so it always stays in place.

Well, it is a spectacular spring day here so I'll sign off and get out for a walk. Hope you are enjoying sunshine as well....M


Anonymous said...

Hi Marie;

Thanks for doing this...I know the stamps will be put to good use. xo jane

Anonymous said...

With almost 6,000 pieces it would be interesting to know how many different fabrics there will be in the quilt once it is complete. Gives counting sheep a whole new meaning!