Iraqi Bundles of Love — the intro

Check, check.  One, two.  One, two.  Check.  Check.

Um, Houston — is this thing on?

Iraqi Bundles of Love is a short-duration project, set to last about six weeks, originally intended to surge fabric and sewing (and knitting!) materials into the area around which I live in Iraq.  It is timed to coincide with both Ramadan, and the departure of my units from Iraq. If you’re reading this, well — it’s kind of grown. It’s going to help a little bit more of northern Iraq than just the area around where I live.

It is intended to be a simple project, requiring little effort and little expenditures from those wishing to participate.  It is based upon my assessment that sewing fanatics and quilters and knitters tend to have stashes that far exceed their actual needs, and that sewing fanatics and quilters and knitters are passionate both about sewing / quilting / knitting, and about sharing with others.

I originally though success for this project was going to be measured in tens. Somewhere along the way, after folks like Sew Momma Sew got involved (see this and this), I began to think about hundreds. Now, thanks to folks like you, I am planning for thousands.

The general premise is this.  I am in Iraq, and I can get mail through the US Postal System.  Willing contributors can send to me a flat-rate box of sewing / quilting supplies, all bundled up.  I’d open the box, pull out the fully-contained bundle, and hand it off (with others) to our counterparts in the Iraqi Security Forces (Army and others) or the local police, for them to distribute.  Some of the bundles will also be delivered by US Soldiers. The stated intent of this operation is to put sewing and quilting and knitting supplies into the hands of two types of recipients:  locals who desperately need such things, and local sewing co-ops and other small businesses who have received grants or loans (typically to purchase sewing machines, rent space, etc).

That is it, in a nutshell.  I owe you more on how this came to be, on ideas, on things to do and things not to do.  And some links.

To get the address, leave a comment — here, there, anywhere on this site, and I’ll email it to you. If you got the address in the email already, well, you’re all set. I am not posting the mail address to the web, and am asking others to not post it, either (since this whole thing ends in September, and I leave Iraq not long after that). I completely do support you sharing it with your friends and family and guild and others, via email, etc. — just remind them about the 7 Sept. deadline for getting boxes into the mail, and pass to them the information on how to build a bundle.

If you need more information, there are frequently asked questions here and more on what to send / not to send here.

And if you’re from the press, or TV, or the media, or something like that, this page is for you.

Drop me a comment.  Let’s do this!

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569 Responses to “Iraqi Bundles of Love — the intro”

  1. Kristin L Says:

    I’m in. B’s email had all the good questions I would have asked. Hopefully they’ll be answered in your next post and we can get teh ball rolling!

  2. Robin Says:

    Count me in too!

  3. Deborah Says:

    Me too! I’m in. How can I help? Really, put me to work.

  4. Nadine Says:

    I’m in. You’re awesome. Just tell me what to send or not send, other than fabric!

  5. Lacey Says:

    I’m in. I have been feeling a need to purge and this comes at THE perfect time. I’m excited to fill up boxes and ship them to people who need this stuff much more than I ever will. 😀

  6. Solsisters Says:

    I’m in and I’m just about to go share this with my handbag team.

    I am sure between the 200+ of us, we can round up some fabric for these ladies!

  7. Connie Jones Says:

    I would love to help too. I have have quilt projects I’ve started that I’m sure someone could finish.
    I need an address to ship too.

  8. Carole D Says:

    Please count me in on this wonderful project!

  9. floribunda Says:

    count me in — I’ll try to spread it around to my friends, too.

  10. Ann B. Says:

    I can send you some BEAUTIFUL fabric from Seattle. Just let me know where to send it to…..?

    Take care over there!!!

    • Lacey Says:

      Hey Ann B,
      I know a place in Georgia you could send BEAUTIFUL fabric from Seattle! ahahah Just kidding. This project came at the perfect time, gotta destash or die under falling piles of fabrics.

  11. Shelly Says:

    I’m in!!
    Please send the APO!
    God bless you, both.

  12. Lyn Lidsky Says:

    I would like to send a box of fabric. Please let me know where to send it. This is

    a wonderful idea. Many thanks for your work and for representing our country!

    Lyn Lidsky

  13. Karen Says:

    Me too, I’ll check with my quilting friends to see if anyone else wants to join in. Send me your address.

  14. Linda Says:

    Can you send me the address? I’ll get some fabrics; needles; pins together.

  15. Sally Says:

    Yes, please send me your address. I will send a box. Would ribbons be a good thing to send? I can send a few yards of different kinds of ribbon, mostly solid colors.

    Also, I am in a knitting group and we will send a box of yarn.

  16. Deb Says:

    Let me know the APO and if there are any things that we may not send.

    Bless you for your efforts.


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  18. (Blogless) Lynn in Tucson Says:

    I’m in (and I’ll be posting this to Ravelry and my Facebook page).

    Safe travels,

  19. Tamara Says:

    I am definitely one of those with a stash larger than I could ever use, so count me in. Address please.

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  21. Kathleen Says:

    Please send me the address so that I can send some “stuff”

  22. Marina Says:

    I’d love to participate! Please send me an address and I’m happy to send things off! 🙂

  23. erinisright Says:

    I’m not sure how I can help, but I make sure I post this to my blog. I know a lot of quilters back home that want to send me stuff, but I think this a much better idea!

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  25. Robbie Payne Says:

    Please send me the address. I’ll also add your link to my blog on Monday. WONDERFUL work!!! Thank you and your ‘buddies’ for all you do for our country and for others!!

  26. Mary Andrews Says:

    Count me in, I have lots of extras in my stash. Send me an address please and thanks for all you do over there.

  27. morning dove Says:

    what are the details? i’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer and would love to dwindle down my stash – plenty to send. what, where and to whom? dove

  28. Michele Says:

    Please send me your address. I have two bundles packed and waiting to go. Thanks for your service.


  29. Carleen Daly Says:

    Please send your address.
    What a fantastic idea!

  30. jessica Says:

    please send the address.


  31. Roxy Dragon Pebbles Says:

    Hi there! You are right about having a stash. Can we have the address, please?

    Thank you very much.


  32. Deb Says:

    This is a great idea. Count me in.

  33. VeryBadDogs Says:

    Send me an address, and I’ll send something your way!

  34. Lisa Says:

    I am ready to mail a box tomorrow if I could get the address.


  35. Carol Says:

    Hi there! Please send me your address; I’ll send something out w/i the next week.
    What a lovely idea.

  36. Debbie Says:

    I can participate. Please send an address. Thanks!

  37. Anita Says:

    I’ve got a bundle, where do I send it? Don’t worry about the you are on my address list message, I will get your email.

  38. Divash Says:

    Please include me. I have about a dozen friends who sew, but don’t have email, so I’ll be passing this along to them. I don’t sew at all, but I do know that with $5 I can walk into a Salvation Army or Goodwill thrift store and walk out with two to five big sheets that could be contributed. Thank you for doing this!

  39. Rhonda Hooten Says:

    would be glad to help.

    my son ask us to send stuff for the children, friends and family sent him boxes. He and his friend handed stuff out as they drove the convoys across Iraq. He was in the Army; so it is my pleasure to help.

    Rhonda Hooten

  40. Terry Says:

    Please send me the address. Keep us posted on the hard deadline. Like Divash, I’m a thrift store shopper. Great idea!

  41. Sylvia Says:

    I have as much fabric as a fabric store, I would love to help out, please send me the address
    Do you need off-cuts and small pieces as well? as I never throw any pieces away that I have left over from cutting items out?

  42. tiphaine Says:

    Hey, What a great idea !! I would be ahappy to join !!!

  43. Mary Kirwin Says:

    Be glad to help. Please send address and I will send my bundle this week.

  44. Diana Says:

    I have extra supplies I can send. Please tell me the details of sending.

  45. MJMcPherson Says:

    Address please–can I share with my friends. Above should say “Email”–not “Mail” cause I put my mail—and —————-

  46. Kathleen Murphy Says:

    I would love to do a bundle. I will post the info on my blog if it’s OK.


  47. Betty Goodwin Says:

    Wonderful idea! Please send me your address.

    By the way, thank you for building friendships with these people. It is so wonderful the effort is coming from a soldier.

  48. anencourager Says:

    Hi. First, thank you for serving your country! Blessings to you. Second, thank you for serving others. I would like to join you, and will get a bundle together. Blessings!

  49. CarterQuilter Says:

    I will be happy to contribute. My stash is so out of control.

    Cindy Carter
    Seattle, WA

  50. Nan Says:

    I’m just waiting for the mailing address and I’ll get my bundle off to you…and I posted about this on my blog – referred readers to this website, also my quilt group is on board! Great idea! God bless you and bring you and your buddies home safe. xoxo, Nan

  51. sharon Says:

    If you can use Knitting needles, I have extra to share

  52. Norma Says:

    Yes, send me the address. I will be glad to help.

  53. Cindy Cooksey Says:

    I would be happy to contribute, too. I have fabric I don’t know what to do with, plus miscellaneous needles and notions.

  54. Dona Says:

    I’ve assembled some notions and fabric to send out early next week (8/25)
    Please send me your APO

    Thank you for giving me this opportunity to share

  55. marion moise Says:

    i live in australia.. and would like to participate… will that work?

  56. IBOL Guy Says:

    Hello Australia! I sent you some detailed notes on how to be involved. OK, I’ll confess – I send everyone detailed notes on how to be involved. I just like pointing out involvement from Australians, with whom I have always loved working and who seem to always go to the same strange exotic lands as me.

  57. Shirley Reeves Says:

    I, too, have a stash that is out of control I have large pieces of clothing fabric that I am sure they could use. Thank you so much for doing this for these women in Iraq, and building friendship between our countries. I wish I could be there to work with them when they start sewing.

  58. Romelda McKee Says:

    I have a bundle. Some knitting supplies including needles and some quilting fabrics. Shoud I label that there is a mixture of items? Bless you for this. You are part of the world solution. Thanks. I will mail as soon as I get the address

  59. Betty Goodwin Says:

    Please send your address.

  60. lynne Says:

    my mother & I have stashes of stuff we’ve collected through the years. this is a wonderful cause & we will get postmarked to you by sep 7

    God bless you & what you’re doing
    both in this endeavor
    and in representing & fighting for OUR country

  61. JayNeary Says:

    Please let me have your address because as you said I have far too much to work with and it needs to be shared. God Bless you for what you are doing and thank you so much. Prayers coming for your quick and safe return hiome to your loved ones.

  62. kathy wright Says:

    Please send the address for Iraqi bundles of love. What a great idea!!

  63. Carmen Says:

    What a way to recycle. Please send me more info on participating.

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  65. Cyndi Says:

    I would love to be a part of this also. I have for much for folks who have so little.

    Smiles, Cyndi/ByLightOfMoon

  66. Heather Says:

    What a beautiful idea. May I please participate?

  67. eileen Says:

    I would love to send you materials to share. Best wishes to you.

  68. aliceq Says:

    I have some fabric that I’ve been carrying around for years and years and years and haven’t used. It would be great for it actually be put to use.

  69. Barbara Keith Says:

    I have lots of pieces of material, yarn, needles. Thanks for doing this. Please send me the address to mail box.

    Barbara in the South

  70. Phyllis Says:

    Great idea. Please advise where to send.

  71. Jennifer Dickinson Says:

    Hi, this is a great idea! Count me in! Thanks!

  72. Marie Says:

    I’ll try. I’ve lots of yarn and fabric, although it’s all in boxes from moving. If I have the address, I’ll open up and dig it out.

    p.s. Great Idea!

  73. Nicki Says:

    I’m in the Uk but if you think a parcel would get to you in time to pass it on, please send me the address…..I’ve only just stumble upon this!

    Nicki x

  74. Aldean Tendick Says:

    Please send your address. I have lots I can send.

  75. Gwen Stagmer Says:

    Super idea! Thanks for heading this up. Please let me know all the particulars. Lots to share…

  76. Katie Says:

    Please send me an address as I have lots of goodies.

  77. Julie Says:

    Please send me the address, I ‘d like to send a box. Thanks!!

  78. Beverly Says:

    This is wonderful. Send your address, soonest. So happy to be able to do something.

  79. Liz Stein Says:

    Would like to send yarn and/or fabric; any idea about kinds? Cottons, wools, colors, prints, no prints? How much yardage?

  80. Nicole Says:

    I have knitting supplies and fabric to send.

  81. k2travel Says:

    Hi, I work in Kuwait and would love to send you some things. I have a large bag of yarn, sock, worsted fun and otherwise. I can send it APO from work. Do you need needles?

  82. Nancy Rasmussen Says:

    Please send me the address so I can get my bundle in the mail.

  83. Dawn Fortenberry Says:

    i would love to participate! please let me know the address to send it to. is there anything i shouldn’t send – i don’t know much about Islam so i don’t know if there are certain colors or images i should avoid. thanks, Dawn

  84. Nancy Says:

    Yes, please send the mailing address. I know many (many) knitters and I think there is a lot of potential for sending some wonderful yarns. What about unspun wool??

  85. Amanda Says:

    I’m In!

  86. Ching Wu Says:

    Please send me the address. I would like to sent the Bundle of love

  87. Laura Says:

    I’ve got some quilting fabric I could bundle and send if you would send me your address. This is a great idea! Thanks!

  88. Nan Says:

    Hi! I posted about this on my blog, I hope this gets you more bundles and I’m so happy you’re doing this – what a great thing to do!!

  89. IBOL Guy Says:

    Have I mentioned lately that I am just flabbergasted by the sheer numbers of this? The amount and types of kind things you all say? And the generosity you all are showing?

    Yeah, well, I am.

  90. Deanne Cox Says:

    I’d be happy to help. Let me know what items can be included, I’m sure there are regulations as to items that should not be included.

  91. Carol Says:

    I’m spreading the word, and should get lots of responses…send me your APO address..
    Thanks, from your cousin Carol

  92. Susanne Morrill Says:

    Please send me your address. My husband will be delighted to see a small pile of fabric heading out of our house.

  93. Mary-Ann Newlon Says:

    What a wonderful project!
    I would like to participate since I have both a knitting stash & a quilting stash that are SABLE (Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy). Please send me the mailing address.
    Thank you for providing this opportunity.

  94. Grace Says:

    Count me in and please provide the address. Will take this to work and see how many ‘bundles’ we can provide. Lots of friends who knit also – more bundles. Love when something starts so small and grows into something so beautiful!

  95. Shari Says:

    I’m coming late to this project, but think I can meet the 7Sep deadline. Please send the APO.

  96. Annie Milstead Says:

    We are posted in Saigon, Vietnam. I would love to participate, I can buy a lot of beautiful fabric in the markets here for that price. Question is I received this e-mail today 27th August. Our next Out going mail (DPO APO) goes out Tuesday 1st Sept. Is it too late? Mail goes via Hong Kong. You say you ship out September.
    Bless you for doing this

  97. IBOL Guy Says:

    Annie, we’ll find a way to make this work. See my email for details.

  98. bluecanary Says:

    Address, please! Thank you! 🙂

  99. Susan Voegtly Says:

    Wow! Guilt free destashing!!! THanks for thinking this up. Please send address. Hugs, Susan

  100. Mission Hiller Says:

    My bundle is ready! I need an address, Please and thank you!

  101. Carol Henderson Says:

    Please send me the APO address. Can’t wait to get that bundle headed your way! Many thanks for taking this on, you wonderful person you!
    All best wishes,
    Carol Henderson

  102. Helen Lucas Says:

    I would like to send a box. Please send me an address. I have a son in IR
    AQ and one who has been stationed in Bahrain 3 times. I would hope a project like this would promote good will and let these people know we would want to help their lives not disrupt them like war does.

  103. Marion Says:

    Send me the info, I’m in!

  104. Eija Says:

    Please send me the information so I can send a bundle!

  105. Beverly Says:

    This is wonderful. I’ve spread the word and am checking out my stash. Tomorrow I’ll get the box. Good for you and those helping you.

  106. DeLene Says:

    I need the address to send a bundle or two. GREAT project! Glad to help.

  107. Jane Pfaffenberger Says:

    Please send me the address. I have a Brownie troop who has supported US soldiers for the last 3 years. We have another who was just deployed to Afghanistan. It would be wonderful to support the Iraqi people.

    This is a wonderful project. Do you have anyone who would continue it after you return home?

  108. nora Says:

    Got a bundle! Can I get your address?

  109. sandy Says:

    What a great idea! I’m getting that box tomorrow, and really looking forward to sharing my fabric stash. Please send address. Thank-you, Sandy Hanes

  110. Karen Hoatson Says:

    Please send me the address! I’m hoping my mom (severe stroke one year ago) will be able to send a box too! She has been looking for a purpose and was quite the seamstress before she was disabled. This is perfect for her.

  111. Amy Lee Karow-Thara Says:

    I would love to help with this also, if you are still doing it. Please let me know.

  112. Carla Says:

    I would greatly appreciate if you would be so kind as to inform me of the address that I to can send an IBOL. Thank you!

  113. julie creus Says:

    hi there, going thru my stash for stuff to send. what a great project- truly heartwarming. rock on!

  114. Charlotte Says:

    Hi! I’m getting a bundle together and need an address. Wonderful idea!

  115. marcelli Says:

    Still giving out your address? Just read about this on SMS…

  116. Marsha M Says:

    Already sent a bundle through sewmamasew and would now like to send one personally.
    What a lovely thing you are doing.
    Safe trip home

  117. Kit Phillips Says:

    Send me the address. Thanks for everything!

  118. katrina Says:

    Sept. 7 is approaching quickly…will my box get to you from Alaska on time? If we do not have apo boxes here will any box be okay?
    Thank you for your efforts and heart for others.

  119. silken Says:

    this is great! what a genius idea! I would like to get some things together to send to you. please send your address. what a gift you are giving!

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  121. Diana Says:

    I have six boxes packed, customs forms filled out and ready to take to USPS, but cannot find your email for the address. Please re-send your APO address again to this airhead!



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  123. Sheila Says:

    Please send it to me and i’ll get one in the mail. (and share address with some friends)

    Thank you so much for what you are doing, both for Iraq and for the sacrifice you are making.

  124. Julia Searl Rusert Says:

    I’d like to join in too!

  125. Lisa H Says:

    Would love to help.

  126. Lynn M Says:

    Would love to send a bundle. Will I make the deadline??

  127. Audra Says:

    want to help, please email me your address.

  128. Carol B Says:

    Please send the address to us so we can send you a box or two and pass this on to our guild! Thank you so much!

  129. Jessica B Says:

    So inspired by what you are doing.

  130. ...t. Says:

    Count me in.

  131. Magda Says:

    Hey man, thanks for coordinating this. I think I’ve got some local crafters who are willing to help out. Thanks for sending us your address. I have every intention of getting the box in the mail no later than Sept. 4th from Nashville, TN. 🙂

  132. Annie Y. Says:

    Thank you! I’m thrilled to participate.

  133. marsha Says:

    I am so happy to be able to help in this way! Please send the APO so that my daughter and I can start sending our bundles. Thank you for your time and generosity of spirit in this project. Namaste.

  134. Marcella McNeill Says:

    Please send the mailing address. Such a thoughtful idea.

  135. Mary Lynne Says:

    What a wonderful way to reach out to the Iraqi people! Please send me the address so I can help.

  136. Grayson Says:

    I’m excited at the idea of this way to help. Please send me the address! & I’ll get my sewing friends in on it!

  137. Kelly Stoker Says:

    This sounds great. I don’t know what I have but I will look. Please send me the address.

  138. Chris Says:

    I’d love to participate – What a wonderful idea! Thank you………

  139. raesha Says:

    I can’t wait to get my bundle together:) Please send me the address and THANK YOU for your wonderful efforts in making this project to successful.

  140. Shellie Says:

    This is such an interesting idea. I’d be happy to contribute. Please send me the address.

  141. Tonya Says:

    I have a knitting bundle, please email me the address.
    Blessings and thanks!

  142. Brook Says:

    There’s still a few days left…. please send me the address. What a GREAT idea! Thank you!

  143. rbuff Says:

    I’m ready to send a number of boxes. What address do I send them to? Thanks for letting us all do a small part to put Iraq back together! rbuff

  144. amy wilson Says:

    I would like to send a bundle. Please send me the information for the form. Thank you

  145. Willa McNeill Says:

    My sister and I are working on a bundle.
    Please send mailing addy and deadline.

    I think Three Cups of Tea should be required reading for EVERY graduating high school senior and for everyone in the State Department.

    I have read it twice and listened to it once.

    Thanks for your efforts.

  146. Emily Proudfoot Says:

    Sign me Up! I’ll be delighted to put a bundle together – and I’ll have my girls help me. Thank you for such a wonderful effort.

  147. Christine Seelye-King Says:

    I am working on putting together a few bundles, just ordered my boxes from the USPS. Please send me the address to send boxes to.
    Great idea, thanks!

  148. Kimberly Says:

    I want to participate! I have a box of yarn and some pieces of fabric that I didn’t know what to do with but couldn’t bring myself to toss!

  149. DeAnn Says:

    I want to be included… please send me the address and I’ll create a bundle.

  150. Chris Chambers Says:

    Please forward address info for this project.

    Thank you for all you are doing.

  151. Karen Reichardt Says:

    Please send your address. I’m a Navy LCDR retired and I want to help.

  152. Heather Says:

    Where do I send it? How do I attach the ribbon?

  153. lisa b. Says:

    please send me the address – can’t wait to send a bundle.

  154. Donna Says:

    I always have extra sewing supplies. Please send the address — thanks!

  155. Robyn Says:

    Please send me the address – my friend and I will share a box!

  156. CMN Says:

    Seriously. Amazing.

    Address please!

  157. Rhonda Roo Says:

    Count me in! Please send address.

  158. Shiisa Quilts Says:

    We’re IN!! Meeting with the Quilting-in-Indiana Yahoo Group tomorrow and we’ll put at least one package together… then the Sew-In Sisters (aka SinS) meet at the shop on Monday… probably put another package together…

    The world needs more sewers/quilters!! 🙂

  159. Chris Connolly Says:

    Got some fabric, ready to come your way! Address please.

  160. Shari Says:

    Its in the mail!! May be able to put together another one before deadline. What’s the total now?

  161. Mary K Scott Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful project I would love to participate in. Can I have the address please?? I’ve tons of fabric just begging to be used.

  162. Sue Says:

    Thanks for sending me the address for the worthwhile cause. I am a quilter and so have plenty extra fabric I can send.

  163. Natalie Says:

    Hello! What a wonderful project! My friend and I believe that our daughters would enjoy participating in this as a service project, “sew” we’d love to have the address, please. Thanks!

  164. Lallee Says:

    I’m in! Please send me the address. I came here via Happy Zombie. My kitteh has already told me to let loose of some kitteh fabric in my stash while I am packing up some others. She gave this idea 4 paws up. PS crocheters use lots of yarn too.

  165. Michelle Says:

    This is a great project. I would love to help out. I have a bit of extra fabric I can part with. Please send me the address. Thanks!

  166. h. Says:

    How could I have not heard about this sooner? Where have I been?
    Oh please send me the address so I can make up for obviously having my head in the sand earlier!

  167. Phyllis M. Says:

    I would like the address, please, and a clarification: is the Sept. 7 deadline the deadline for us donors to mail bundles?

  168. Stephanie Says:

    I’ve got a few bundles ready to go here, I just need to know where to send them.

  169. Kim Says:

    I would love to send you some bundles! Please let me know where to send them.

  170. Cindy Says:

    I’m in! What an amazing idea!

  171. Dianne E Says:

    Please send the address. I am more than happy to participate.

  172. Allison Says:

    I’d love to send a box. Send the address my way!

  173. Jo Leland Says:

    Please send me the address. Wish I’d seen this earlier this summer! Bless you for thinking about the needs of the families in IRAQ.

  174. Liz Pawlik Says:

    I already have 4 bundles ready to go, and that is only fabric. I could send many bundles of yarn, too. Please send me the shipping address. This is a wonderful idea!

  175. Heather Says:

    I’m in! What’s the address? I’ve posted a link to your blog page on, a huge international knitting/spinning/crocheting community (online) on the CO knitters group page. You may get some responses from some asking for the address as well.

    Thanks for organizing this!


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  178. sewmammabear Says:

    I’d love to send a bundle. Great idea.

  179. Keithena Says:

    I would love to send a bundle. Is there still time?

  180. Isabel Says:

    Please send me the address, I’d love to send a bundle. Thank you.

  181. Tamsyn Says:

    Please send the address. I am getting a bundle ready to go. Thank you.

  182. Denise Tees Says:

    I so wish that I had heard of this earlier! I will get the word out to my friends, even at this late date and, hopefully, people will be able to respond in time! I will send my boxes out with a prayer that whomever receives it will be blessed and a blessing to others. Thanks so much for this opportunity to help! And thanks for YOUR service to our country and theirs!
    Tomball, Texas

  183. Safeena Says:

    Absolutely! Tell me where to send the box, whether fabric or yarn is needed more, and it’s a go.

    Thank you for doing this.

  184. Chris Says:

    I’d like to be included. Thank you!!!!

  185. Molly Says:

    This brings tears to my eyes..of course I’d love to help.

    You are an angel! Thank you for helping in whatever way you can to make this world a better place.

  186. Julie Says:

    This is a fabulous idea! I just found out about it! I have yarn and fabric to donate! Please send me the address! Thanks, Julie

  187. Jen Says:

    please send me the address!

  188. Danielle Says:

    Hi, I’d like to participate. Please send me the appropriate address. Thanks so much! This is a wonderful idea.

  189. Robin Says:

    This is a wonderful idea. Every fiber artisit I know has a stash with former loves that they will never use. You are wonderful for organizing this. Please send me the address.

  190. kayak woman Says:

    I’d love to participate. Thanks!

  191. Erin (Frank) Compton Says:

    I have been organizing my stash and I have a bag of fabric ready to be packed and sent your way, please send me the address!

  192. Martha Avila Says:

    What a wonderful thing you’re doing. I love it!!! I already have some flat rate boxes due to my son is in the Air Force.
    Please send me your APO address and I’ll start figuring out how much I can squish in a box. 🙂

  193. obscure Says:

    Bundle almost ready–still need the address, please.

    Love to you!

  194. Nancy Pope Says:

    I have a room full of donated yarn and would love to send some to you. Please send me an address so I can make the mailing deadline.

  195. Susan Freeman Says:

    Never underestimate the generosity of stitchers or the power of the Internet to get out the word.

    Thank you for doing this. I would love to help.

  196. Cindy May Says:

    hello. address please. thanks for doing this!!

  197. Tauna Larson Says:

    I happened upon your websiet and would love to help. If it is not to late.

    I am reducing my stash and this would be so perfect.


  198. Carol Says:

    Hi there – would love to help you out. Please forward address- off to get my box!!!
    Thanks Carol

  199. judy butler Says:

    would love to help – please send the address. Judy

  200. Barbara A. Says:

    What a great concept. I would be happy to send a bundle. What is the address I should use?

  201. Holly Says:

    This is great. Please send me your address. Thanks!

  202. Holly Says:

    Would love to send fabric & yarn. Please send address so I can meet your deadline. Thank you!

  203. Regina Says:

    I’d like to contribute. Please send me the address. Thanks!

  204. tai Says:

    I would love to join in. If you could send be the address I would happily build a bundle from my overloaded stash- Wonderful idea!

  205. Marge Says:

    I would love to contribute fabric. Please send me the address.

  206. Deelee Says:

    I would like to help. Please send the address. Thankyou!

  207. Judy P Says:

    I would love to have the address and build a bundle by 9/7/09

  208. Kathleen Davis Says:

    I have fabric to send. Please send the address. Thanks for doing this and thanks for your service!

  209. Sharon Cumiskey Says:

    I’ll gladly send a bundle or two.

  210. Kristin Says:

    hi- please send address- hope it is not too late to mail – thanks

  211. Collette Says:

    Please send the address when you have a moment. And thanks so much for doing this. It’s a wonderful thing and I love me a good cry. 😉

  212. Wei X. Says:

    Thanks so much for initiating this project! I would love to send out a bundle 🙂

  213. JoAn Godfrey Says:

    what is the address?????????? i’m sure i could fill a box.

  214. Hope Crandall Says:

    Great idea. Count me in. Just got the info. today so I need the address. ASAP
    Thanks for all you are doing.

  215. ginny Says:

    Please send the address to me too :D!

  216. Joyce Copenhagen Says:

    Just received a box tonight at my quilt guild meeting and want to send fabric right away. What a fabulous idea! Please send the address so I can send my bundle in the next day or too. Thank you!

  217. Hallie Says:

    Please leave me the address. This is a fantastic idea. I’ve just told my smocking guild about this–please let me know if it’s OK to send along the address to all of them or if you’d prefer they each get the address separately. Either way, you are doing a great thing to be proud of.

  218. Erin Says:

    Please send me the address. I have yarn and knitting supplies to send! Thank you!

  219. Chelle Says:

    I’m getting stuff together now. Send me the address!

  220. Tonya Gray Says:

    Yes! I want to send a bundle.
    Love your generous open heart!
    Portland, OR

  221. Lura Schwarz Smith Says:

    I would love to send a bundle. Thank you for starting this project and may it help the women and children. — Lura

  222. Laurel Says:

    Please send me the address so I can send a bundle or two. Thank you!
    — laurel

  223. Faith Brynie Says:

    please send address

  224. Constance Joy Says:

    Please send the APO address and I will mail a box of sewing goodies. Constance

  225. Beth Holec Says:

    Great idea. I needed to clean out my sewing closet anyway and I love that you have an idea that will show the women that other women care.

  226. Sheryl LeBlanc Says:

    I love this idea! It’s fantastic! Please send the address -we’re ready to gather. My husband will be thrilled to see stuff leaving the house rather than entering and especially for a cause such as this. Thank you- Sheryl

  227. Nancy Says:

    I’m very excited to send a bundle. Please send the address.

  228. Nancy Says:

    Please send the address.

  229. theartfuldiva Says:

    I’ve got the address, picked up the box and labels; crammed the box with fabric and sewing notions and will go back to the Post Office tomorrow to mail it.

    I’m happy to be a part of this endeavor. Good luck – stay safe!

  230. Mary Laskowski Says:

    I am happy & honored to spread the quilting love.

  231. Mary Laskowski Says:

    I need the address asap to get this to you quickly. Thanks.

  232. Melinda Says:

    Count me in, too! I just had a baby and my craft closet is lonely. I’d love to think that another crafter around the world is using this stuff.

  233. Jan Says:

    Would love to clean out, have a 3 day weekend and plenty of time to do this. please send me info!!!

  234. Paula Garwood Says:

    I have time to get a couple of bundles off before the 7th…what’s that address?

  235. malka Says:

    This is a wonderful project. Please send me the address.

  236. Marion Mack Says:

    Sounds super great! Need address – and will share with quilting bee! They will be most happy to join in.


  237. Bev Radaich Says:

    Please send me your address. I plan to share it with my guild on 9/3. Thank you for organizing this. Great project!

  238. Heather Says:

    Count me in! What a wonderful way to give!

  239. Linda E. Says:

    I’m in. Please send the address so I can get this is the mail quick!

  240. Ellen November Says:

    What a great way of connecting. Please send me an APO address.

  241. Robin M Haller Says:

    please send the address-I’ve got the box. Are scissors allowed?

  242. Debraq Says:

    I’ll definitely send a box. I’m not savvy enough to post a link on facebook, but the power of that medium is incredible. Someone might think to do that!

  243. Jeanette Chrane Says:

    Thankyou for initiating the IBOL. It’s an amazing idea and so helpful for these women who have endured so much. I have the address and am sending my bundle. And a very special and heartfelt thankyou to you for serving our country and enduring your many hardships.

  244. Marji Says:

    Please send me the address for the boxes. I think I have time to get a bundle put together. Thanks you for doing this.

  245. Karen Korwek Says:

    Count me in! What a wonderful project, thanks taking this on.

  246. Jan Says:

    I just heard today about your request. Please send the address, and I’ll get things off to you this week.

    Thank you!

  247. Suzanne Says:

    I’m in, too… (Retired) military wife who’s been looking for a good home for a career’s-worth of fabric collection.

  248. Cari Apostol Says:

    I’m in – please send me the address. Need to rush this info off to my quilting buddies – especially the Military Ministry ones!!!

  249. Bonnie Wakefield Says:

    please send me the APO address – this is a great idea

  250. Michele Says:

    Please send address. Thanks!

  251. Judy Frazier Says:

    Please send me the address. I’ll mail it by 9/5/09

  252. tallgirl Says:

    I’m in, please send me the address.

  253. Pat Richie Says:

    I’m all for this! Brace yourself….now that the word is out thru Houston, you will get more bundles then you ever imagine! My guess is that you will receive 1,000 bundles before this is all said and done. Keep up the good work!

  254. Anna Says:

    Great idea, please send me the APO address so I can participate.

  255. Katie Says:

    Hi – i have a bundle of fabric to send but I live in Melbourne Australia – can you tell me how to go ahead please.
    Thanks, Katie

  256. Kristin McNamara Freeman Says:

    Please send me information on address to which we should send; I have a group of “Threadbenders” who meet at the Kim Yerton Memorial Library on the Hoopa Indian Reservation in northern California every Friday from 11:00-1:00…they all have stashes and friends with stashes….also a small local quilting group to contact….

    Thanks in advance for the information

    Kristin McNamara Freeman

  257. Martha Narino-Torres Says:

    Would love to help and spread the word around our quilting community. Please send your address. Martha

    P.S. thank you for the opportunity you’ve created and allowing us to share in this wonderful program.

  258. Michelle G. Says:

    I’ll get a box together. I’ve got some wool fabric that I’ll never use.
    Please send the address.

  259. Bridget Wideman Says:

    This is the best project I’ve heard about in a long time! I’ll have a package ready to be sent on Friday, Sept. 4….if you’re still doing this, please send me the address to mail the box to. By the way, Just today I received an e-mail from “Quilt Festival News” about this project, so I hope it’s still in progress.
    Wish you wife the best of luck in Houston! How exciting!
    Keep safe, and God Bless You for your service to our country and “theirs” as well.

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  261. Corinne Says:

    Are there any restrictions on fabric? I noticed someone said, “no people or animals”, but I couldn’t find an answer anywhere.

    Thank you and God’s blessings for you and all our military personal for helping other countries get back and hold onto their freedom.

  262. Wanda Langley Says:

    I live in Point Blank, Texas about 80 North of Houston. I received a email from the Houston International Quilt Show regarding this wonderful ideal. I have the address and will get other quilters in our area to send boxes. God Bless You.

  263. Linda Says:

    I have extra supplies. Please send address.

  264. Joanne Gasperik Says:

    This is very exciting. a friend did something similar for quilters in Republic of Georgia. I want to help. Please send your address. I will contact guild members.

  265. Eli Says:

    I would like to participate. Please send me the address. Thanks!

  266. Eva Henneberry Says:

    this is all good and well and I LOVE the idea. I have a bundle all wrapped up, but this thing of the secret address is a little crazy! Where do I send it???? Come on!

  267. Patty Burlingame Says:

    I just found out about this! and the Sept 7 deadline!!! Please send address pronto and I will mail out tomorrow.

  268. Hillary B Says:

    Please send me the address and I’ll send some things along. Thanks!

  269. Cindy McH Says:

    I’m so happy! I’ve got some great stash just waiting for this.
    Send me the address.

  270. Marcia Says:

    I’ll send fabric!! Please send the address. Thanks.

  271. Gael James Says:

    my husband just got home from Afghanistan, there I sent school supplies. This idea of yours is wonderful. Please send me your address
    Gael James
    West Point NY

  272. (Blogless) Lynn in Tucson Says:

    Hello, there! I need an address, please. Will try to bundle this weekend.

  273. Anne Wilkins Says:

    I have at least 2 boxes to send.

    Please send the address so I can get them off before the 7th of Sept.

    GOOD JOB!!!

    Anne Wilkins

  274. Shari Says:

    2 more left here today. Hopefully you’ll see them soon.

  275. Leila Pitchford-English Says:

    Please send the address. I’ll try to get something in the mail.

  276. Lyra Barrera Says:

    Wow. This is an incredible thing you’re doing. I know I’m a little late to the party, but not too late to contribute. Please email me the address, and we’ll be in business.

    Thank you for all that you’re doing.

  277. Rebecca Says:

    Hi there. Heard about this on Mason Dixon Knitting. Please send me the address and I will see what I can do by the 7th.

  278. Eileen S. Says:

    Just heard about this on 9/2 at 10:30pm. I am in Hawaii will the additional 2-3 days transit time make sending a package pointless? Please send address and instructions for customs form. In one of the comments posted someone said a phone number is needed.

  279. Eileen S. Says:

    Sorry I meant 9/1 at 10:30pm.

  280. Karen Larsen Says:

    Helping others stand on their own two feet is my idea of a way to provide long-lasting endeavors.

  281. Kathie Says:

    Please include me as well. I would be honored to participate. Thank you.

  282. Lisle Says:

    Send me the address! I’m going to try. I leave town tomorrow, so I’ll have to send today. Digging shall commence once school is in and I’m home from the temple.

  283. Virginia Heitman Says:

    Please send me the address! Since the 7th is a holiday, I will have to get this in the mail by Saturday. Yikes!

  284. Dale Says:

    Great idea! My son did a tour in Iraq and is now in Afghanistan … anything we can do to create good will in this part of the world is something that I’m behind. Please send me your address – quick!

  285. nonie Says:

    Please send the address

  286. Elly Gomez Says:

    Would love to do my part with material and thread etc. Just send me instructions. thanks so much.

  287. M. Hall Says:

    This is fantastic! I’d love to help. And I will help spread the word (in the 5 days remaining. 🙂

  288. Rhonda Koning Says:

    Thanks to you for actively participating in creating a real change! I’ll get a bundle out today – please forward APO…Hugs from SunnyFlorida

  289. Diane Says:

    Also read about this on Mason Dixon Kniting & I’ll see what I can do by 9/8. Please send the address for IBOL. Peace.

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  291. Donna Says:

    What a great idea! I’m in. Please remember that September 7 is a postal holiday and the post offices will be closed! You’ll have to get it postmarked a little earlier.

  292. vivien shelanski Says:

    please send the address

  293. Karen Gutowski Says:

    Please send me THE address. I hope to get a few boxes together and off right away!

  294. Sarah H. Says:

    Great project!

  295. Jan Thompson Says:

    This is a great idea and I want to help. Please send the APO address.

  296. Sara aka BlueSkies Says:

    Thank you for your good work. Hearts and minds! Way better than bullets. Please send the address, My Mom and I will get busy. Do you know if there is also a way to donate school supplies? Do you have a counterpart program for Afghanistan? Ok, too many questions. Thanks, Sara

  297. Janet Says:

    I’m running to get a box right now…no time to waste. We should keep this going!

  298. cynth11 Says:

    please send me the address. Thanks


  299. Marion Mack Says:

    Waiting for address to send package — as it is now Sept 2nd, please forward address so we can get this off in the mail.
    thanks. Marion

  300. Carrie Picott Says:

    I just found this but I am certain that I can build at least one bundle and get in the mail before Sept. 7. Please send me the address.

  301. Jean S. Says:

    I’d like to help too. Please send me your address.

  302. Judy B Says:

    I would love to help, please send me the address and packing instructions.

  303. Sue Scott Says:

    Wonderful idea!
    I will but some boxes in the mail. Any way to find an address we can continue to send to after you leave?

  304. Laurie Malm Says:

    Oh Baby I am in all the way! Karey Bresenhan, IAQ Director (she’s important, dear) just email a request to us attending the Fall Show in Houston to respond to your request for stashes – I have posted your blog on my site as well as put out an APB for more assistance – you better get ready, Soldier, cause help is on the way – my son is also in Iraq at Al Asad – we love you and pray for you all every day – God Bless you and bring you home safely – exceedlingly and abundantly beyond your imagination!

  305. Gloria Alvarez Says:

    Send me an address. I’ve already got a boxful of stash ready to be tied up and mailed from Houston.

  306. Madeline E Morrow Says:

    Please send me the address. I can clean my stash to the stuff I really want and do good at the same time! Thank you!

  307. jean H Says:

    I’d love to contribute, please send me the address.

  308. Elaine Ross Says:

    I will gladly share my stash. To what address is my bundle to be sent?

  309. Diane Balcerowicz Says:

    Please send the address. I will be able to send 1-2 boxes tomorrow and will let my quilting group know about it tomorrow night. Thanks.

  310. Judy Sykes Says:

    My sister, the quilter, sent me this article. I am the knitter and would also like to particpate. Please send me the information needed to mail the package.

  311. Kelly C-S Says:

    Please send me the address! Thanks!

  312. Alyson B. Stanfield Says:

    Please send your address.

  313. Sandy S. Says:

    Need the address please

  314. margie and Carol Says:

    We are buyers for a local needlework store in Tucson, Az. We are a retail shop staffed by volunteers with our profits benefitting womens and childrens charities in Tucson. We think your project is just great! We’re sure the stitching women of Iraq are greatful for your project. We are awaiting the current e-mail address in order to mail our boxes.

  315. Michelle S. Says:

    I would like to help! Perfect timing. I am moving, downsizing and destashing!

  316. Pat Christenson Says:

    Please send me the address. I would love to help.

  317. Kathleen Says:

    Yes I would help? What kind of fabric/yarn can be sent?

  318. Betty L. Thacker Says:

    I’d like to help too. Please send me your address.

  319. Betty L. Thacker Says:

    I’d like to help too. Please send me your address as soon as possible.

  320. Jamie Says:

    I am a little late to the game but would love to donate! Please email me the address.

  321. Norma Chapin Says:

    would love to send some stash and stuff!
    Please send the address.

  322. Marion Coleman Says:

    Wonderful idea and I eagerly await address to post materials.

  323. Betty L. Thacker Says:

    (You see why it is VERY IMPORTANT to follow his packaging directions?)

    Where do I find the Major’s packaging directions?

  324. amanda Says:

    Please send me the address to which I should send the box of sewing & knitting supplies. Thanks!

  325. Barb Says:

    Please send me the address. Thanks.

  326. Patricia Costantini Says:

    Just heard about this project…I’m already packing boxes…Please send your address…

    Very proud Marine Mom and Marine Gram and very grateful citizen to all who serve to protect and preserve our freedom and help others enjoy the same.

    God Bless you Maj. LaFlamme

  327. Jackie Aleccia Says:

    please send address for mailing. Thanks.

  328. maryann simpson Says:

    please send address for mailing – sounds wonderful. Thank you.

  329. Margaret Booker Says:

    Am a quilter who has been clearing out my stash and am so glad to share with others.
    Address please? I understand the Post Office is particular how packages are addressed, as I have sent many when my son was overseas as part of the Army Medical Corps.
    Mother of a future Army Doctor.

  330. Linda Wenzel Says:

    I’m in and if I read the above correctly Sept 7th is the deadline for
    mailing? Please send me the address to mail to.


  331. JoAnne Turnbull Says:

    The bundle will be on its way as soon as I have a name and address. Thank you for what you are doing, God bless you. Thanks, too, for letting us help.

  332. Wilhelmina Mack Says:

    Please send me the address to mail my Bundle of Love to.
    Thank you.

  333. Kate G. Says:

    I have 2 boxes and need an address to ship to. This is fantastic! Thank you.

  334. Laura Barnes Says:

    Send me the address, great concept

  335. Pam Says:

    Please send address for mailing. Is Sept 16 too late to send?

  336. Jean Says:

    Thank you for serving our great country. I have two grandsons in the Air Force. and am sooo proud of them. I have fabric galore, needles, thread etc. Tell me where to send a package and I’ll get it inthe mail ASAP.

  337. Joan Sheppard Says:

    Where do I send the fabric? God bless you for doing this.

  338. Rachel Says:

    Please send me the address, I would love to share my stash with women on the other side of the world. Thanks!

  339. Mish Says:

    Please send me the mailing address. Thank you!

  340. Kris Says:

    Please send me the address as well. Thanks.

  341. SUE ROCK Says:

    We are on board – Our textile charity has been looking for just this kind of opportunity. Wishing you joy as you return and sending you blessing for doing this – may the nation be healed by your efforts!!!

    Oh and we need the mailing address –

    Sue Rock
    Executive Director/Founder
    Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc.

    ue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc is the only textile charity committed to supporting the lives of survivors of domestic violence. With such a small percentage of women leaving domestic violence situations nationwide, we felt it was important to provide direct support to these women who have made the courageous first steps towards change. Each year we partner volunteers with donations of unused fabric samples from companies such as Marc Jacobs, Ann Gish (interior design fabrics) and Liz Claiborne. Our volunteers create NEW clothing and accessories domestic violence survivors will need as they live in in the residence. Women leaving the cycle of violence only have the clothes on their back. Volunteers create sweaters, shrugs, bags, tops and so much more!

    We have established wonderful relationships with Safe Horizon, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Family Justice Center and Sanctuary for Families. As part of our mission, we train in all aspects of the textiles arts – including knitting (machine and hand), crocheting, sewing/tailoring, macrame and needlepoint.

    The non-profit has a unique funding engine – Sue Rock Originals, an eco-fashion brand of women’s separates selling at boutiques throughout the Brooklyn area. Using our excess fabrics, Sue Rock Originals has created a line of “Back to Basics” separates which are flattering to every figure! Sales from these items help to financially support our organization.

    Please review our most recent write up in the “I Love Franklin Avenue” blog

  342. Jackie Says:

    Please send address! I have scads of fabric and other stuff. I should be ashamed, but if I can share it maybe I won’t feel so bad. Thanks for making me feel better.

  343. Patti Says:

    Hi. Got notified through our quilt guild e-tree about what you’re doing. I think it’s great and I’d love to participate.

    Thank you so much for all you do to keep Americans safe, and thank you for thinking of the local people, too. You are APPRECIATED every day and I hope you all come home safely. You all remain in my prayers.

    Yorktown, VA

  344. sue candland Says:

    i just came upon this website and i want to help out. i know 9-7 is the deadline, but i am in jersey and think i can get something out in time. i guess i just need to know where. and what is needed right now. i have a pleathora of crafting goodies……what can i send?

  345. Dana Lack Says:

    This is a wonderful project and I’d love to help. Please send the address.

  346. Sharron Parker Says:

    I’d like the address, please.

  347. Shelly Says:

    Count me in. Hope I am not too late.

  348. Edith Penzi Says:

    This is an awesome idea! I would love to send a bundle of love. Please send me the address and I will get my bundle in the mail right away. Keep up the great work!

  349. edith Penzi Says:

    Please send me the address. I would love to participate in this amazing project.

  350. alison Says:

    sure hope you’ve got time to send me the address before the deadline–what a fabulous idea!

  351. Maureen Moe Says:

    I’d love to participate. Glad I saw a note about this in time.

  352. Carlan Bischoff Says:

    Please send the mailing address. I will be happy to contribute to this great project.

  353. Carole Garner Says:

    Please send address and any info I need on filling out the customs form. Thank you!!

  354. ann Hammer4slag Says:

    Please send address.. Would like to a package. Thank You.

  355. ann Hammerslag Says:

    Sorry, Didn’t check the spelling. Please send address….. Would like to send package. THanks !!!

  356. Trish Barrows Says:

    Address please-this is great-wish I had found out earlier!

  357. Sue Oja Says:

    I have some items I’m not sure if Muslims would use or if they would offend, i.e. ceramic swan pin cushion, rooster tape measue, etc. I think I remember something about not having images in their culture. I just heard about this project today at my quilt group, and have lots to send, but would like clarification before sending. I want this to be a nice present for someone, and not a “crass ugly American” present.

  358. Judith Brodnicki Says:

    OK, send me the address and I’ll send you a bundle!

  359. Pat Kelman Says:

    I live in Australia, and a send sent me an email abvout your project. Can we in Australia send parcels to you in Iraq? If so, can we please have an eaddress to send them to, please.

    What a wonderful idea, and All the Best, Pat

  360. Gaylene Says:

    Would like to have the address for sending a bundle. Just learned about this project from Mason-Dixon. I will gather some things up over the Labor Day weekend and just barely meet the 8 Sept ship deadline. Thank you!

  361. Sivje Says:

    Hello, I would love to send a bundle. Please send me the address. Thank you.
    Sivje Parish

  362. Jennifer Munkelwitz Says:

    happy to help – just need address!

  363. aino Says:


    I’d like to send a bundle as well, address please!
    I’m sending it from Europe, is there any deadline?

  364. Barb in KY Says:

    What an idea!! Saw pictures of all the boxes on the one website. A lady in our local quilt guild passed this around. I had boxes, I filled one immediately and took to the PO last night. I really enjoyed packaging it. Everyone helping with this is awesome! God bless you all!!

  365. Kathy McCrea Says:

    This sounds like a fantastic project and what a wonderful legacy to leave in Iraq. I think I can get a package together and mailed this weekend.

  366. Ruth Bailey Says:

    Surfside Quilters, San Clemente, California put your request and address in our newsletter. The box is in the mail. Thanks for giving us a chance to participate – philanthropy is a big thing here.

  367. Kate Says:

    I know I have plenty of yarn and fabric that could go to better use in this project. Please send me the address — thanks!

  368. denise copeland Says:

    Thank you for ALL that you are doing!!!!

    I would like to contribute and I need the address.

    Wishing you many, many blessings!

  369. Lisa Says:

    I would love to participate in this if there is still time. I believe it said somewhere to have your box mailed by the 8th, next Tuesday. If there’s still time to get something together get me in there!


  370. Hildie Says:

    Yes, please send me the address. I have fabric, wools, thread and some notions.

  371. Kay Zehnder Says:

    Please send address. I only have until Monday, Labor Day to get this in the mail. You are so right on with this idea of helping.

  372. Debbie Says:

    Address please! Thank you so much for your service, for your ingenuity and for your compassion. 🙂

  373. Linda Says:

    JUST this minute heard about IBOL through Mason-Dixon website. I’ll get a box of goodies out tomorrow if you send the address. Good luck!


  374. Emily Says:

    Hi I’d love to have the address and send a bundle. Thanks!

  375. V Perez Says:

    Thanks for doing this. Please send me your address! V

  376. Jan Quarles Says:

    Hey, I will send a bundle, too. Thanks for starting such a great project. We knitters always respond!

  377. Mush Masters from Point lookout, NY Says:

    I salute you and your troops! My nephew served in Iraq near Ramaidi. I do miss sending him care packages so I would love to send some fabric and thread.
    What about your troops? Could any of them need a care package from the states?


  378. Ann Landry Says:

    Please send address. Would like to participate.

  379. DeLevay Miner Says:

    I loved this idea and have spent a few hours combing through my stash and mailing the bundle today! Thank Major La Flamme for coming up with this innovative idea. God Bless our miliary men and women!

  380. Theresa Lusty Says:

    Please send me the address. I am awash in more
    supplies that I can use in my lifetime and would
    love to share with someone who needs it more
    than me.
    Thanks for letting people like me participate in
    this project!

  381. Melissa Says:


    I’d like to send a bundle too!

  382. Etta McFarland Says:

    I just found out about the project through an email sent out by IQA and would love to participate. My box is ready! Please send me the mailing address.

  383. Kathy Says:

    Please sent me the new address. I have the old address.
    thank you

  384. Alice B Says:

    This is such a wonderful idea. I have forwarded the notice I received about your project to the webgroup of Empire Quilters in New York City. Unfortunately, I received the notice only two days ago, so time is very short, but I have already heard from a number of people that they plan to send bundles. I just picked up my box at the post office this morning and will send it out tomorrow (Friday,Sept.4). I hope to hear how many bundles you receive.

  385. Julianna Mahley Says:

    I have provided this information to an organization of some 200 quilters. But the first one took it to the P.O. with the unit address I was given and was told it must have the name o.f an individual. Can you please clarify the address situation ASAP.

  386. Janet Marie Says:

    Please send me the address, I am packing one up now!

  387. Sue Says:

    Just found out about this. Would love to send a bundle. Thank you.

  388. Carol Says:

    ready to mail but need instructions and mailing address.

  389. Robin Early Says:

    Would like address. Will try to get in mail tomorrow as Sep 7 is P.O. holiday.

  390. Annette Says:

    This sounds like an amazing project!! Please send me information 😀

  391. Blue Garter » Blog Archive » Bundle up! Says:

    […] the blogs during lunch that day and didn’t go investigate the project further. The link is here.  Basically, a man who’s deployed in Iraq and has been visiting the country since 1994 is […]

  392. Marion Mack Says:

    Have left comment / request several times. How do I get an address? Need to send bundle – very frustrating! Is this for real?

  393. Renee Rankin Says:

    Please send address. I have a box to send.

  394. Debbie Says:

    A friend just sent the information. We would like to help out. Please send the address. Thank you.

  395. molly Says:

    Please send me the address – my box is almost ready to go.
    Thank you for putting this together, it’s an amazing connection for all of us!

  396. Joan Says:

    please send me the address – I have yarny goodness/fabric treats to send on.
    Thanks for such a brilliant project!!!
    Stay safe – thanks – Joan

  397. Joy Denk Says:

    I’ve packed up 2 bundles thus far – off to the post office as soon as I get an address.

  398. Stephanie Labossiere Says:

    Please send me the address. This is a great way to help and destash for a great cause.

  399. Holly Says:


    I am so excited about this project! I would love to send some materials to my sisters on that far side of the world. I don’t have a surplus of materials – I’ll have to sacrifice from materials I’ve bought for my own projects but I will so enjoy picking out the most beautiful and useful yarn and needles to give to the knitters of Iraq. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to give. I don’t have much and I really miss being as generous as I used to.

  400. Kate Says:

    I would love to do this, but I can’t find the address. How do I get it?

  401. michellenyc Says:

    i would love to send what i can. i’ll await an address


  402. Judith Bryant Says:

    Please Send Up-to-Date Address; would Love to Be A Part of this Wonderful Program!

  403. Denise Says:

    I have a bundle ready to go. Please send me the full name and address via email so that I can ship asap.

    Thank you,

    Denise Lareau
    Manchester NH

  404. Wendy Arend Says:

    THIS IS AWESOME!!!! I have three boxes with the bottoms taped getting ready to be packed and will send them tomorrow.

    This is the address I have:

    Is that right?

    Wendy Arend
    Matthews, NC

  405. Becki G. Says:

    I’ve just stumbled onto this wonderful project. Please send the address. It will be a pleasure to participate. Thank you for what you are doing “over there”!

  406. Jackie Aleccia Says:

    Please send me the address to mail the quilt supplies. Thanks.

  407. meesh Says:

    I just found out about IBOL and have stuff ready to bundle, so please send the correct APO address.

  408. mary Says:

    send me the address and I’ll get that box to the PO.

  409. Pauline Charles Says:

    What a great project. I packed my box with BIG pieces of fabric, plus as many notions as the box would hold. My knitting sister Judy is participating too. Thanks for send the word out. If we can do more later, let us know.
    Please confirm name and address to send it on.

  410. Melanie Says:

    OMG — this is so perfect. I was (and am) determined to clean up and sort out and redistribute over the THREE-DAY WEEKEND and here I’ve stumbled into IBOL just in the nick o’ time!

    PLEASE send the address.


  411. Carolyn Says:

    If this is not too late, please send the address for mailing the bundles of sewing supplies.


  412. Chris B Says:

    I’m in!! What a great idea! Where do I send my goodies??

  413. InJuneau Says:

    With it being the long weekend, I ought to be able to pull something together, so please send me the address. Thank you.

  414. Virginia Heitman Says:

    We have several boxes loaded and ready to go. I requested the address on the morning of Sept. 2 and haven’t received it yet. If it’s been sent, please send it again! Thanks.

  415. Nancy Loncto Says:

    Please send me your APO address. My son served in IRAQ and I am a quilter. Absolutely delighted to be able to do this with a friend quilter from work. My son will be visiting this weekend and we will put the box together.


  416. Diane Says:

    Hello! Please send along the address. 😀

  417. Helenanne Judisch Says:

    Please send me the APO mailing address so I can get my bundle in the mail to you in time for Ramadan.
    Thank you for serving our country and for providing this way for us to show the people of Iraq that we care about them.

  418. Lorraine Patten Says:

    I’m very happy to participate in this. Thanks.

  419. Laura Cooke Says:

    Count me in!! I’d love to help out fellow quilters.

  420. Joanne Says:

    Yea for good ol American inginuity, happy to share stash and fun goodies to help someone achieve .
    Sew cound me in!

  421. Linda Hunter Says:

    I think this is a great idea. I know it is getting late to send this to have it arrive on time, so I hope I receive your response soon. I have sent this on to students in my quilt classes. Good luck. Linda

  422. Valerie Canant Says:

    I have a box sealed and ready. The address I received via email appears to be incomplete, i.e., 9 digit zip code, addressee’s name, rank, etc. I only received this info on Friday, 9/4. Please advise ASAP. And it is a wonderful and peace inducing idea. Thanks

  423. Nancy Says:

    I really want to be in on this.

  424. Marya Blackwell Says:

    Looking forward to participating! Please send the address! Max

  425. Liz Pelletier Says:

    Send me address. I have one day left to send according to deadline.

  426. this is carrie Says:

    Please send me the address! I’ll get something together over the Labor day weekend!

  427. Elisabeth Fulmer Says:

    Send me the address; I’m packing the box.

  428. Joy Says:

    i’d love to join in!

  429. Kathy in Virginia Says:

    I just got a bundle in the mail – 10.5 lbs!

  430. Iraqi Bundles of Love « Woodhaven Studio’s Weblog Says:

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  431. Barb Says:

    Please sent me the address so I can get it in the mail by the 7th! Great job,,,

  432. Rose Says:

    Nothing like waiting until the last minute, but please count me in!

  433. Donna Hayashida Says:

    Way to go! I’m in with lots of Aloha!

  434. Debra Bardash Says:

    This is a wonderful way to help. Thanks for doing this.

  435. Marilyn Au Hoy Says:

    I just read the article in this morning’s Honolulu Advertiser about your Iraqi Bundles of Love and want send you a box of fabrics and other sewing notions. It’s wonderful to read about what a wonderful thing you are doing there. I hope I am not to late in mailing the box. I will be waiting for your reply with an address. Thank you.

  436. Amy Takemoto Says:

    Just interested in the address where I can mail sewing notions and fabric.

  437. Cheri Lee Keefer Says:

    Please send me the APO address so I can send some Hawaiian fabric material from our school art club. I am an art teacher with lots of extra fabric to share with the ladies…probably lots of extras of everything in my cupboards, too. My students will love helping. Congratulations on seeing a need and being creative!!!!! Thank you for helping America in our time of need!!!! Cheri

  438. jane russell Says:

    Time is running out. Send address ASAP please. J.

  439. Carol Says:

    Sending you 2 bundles today. Wishing you success with this endevor.

  440. cathy Says:

    Your mom must be so proud of you! Thanks for giving me an opportunity to share some fabric scraps from Hawaii.

  441. Gerene Wilhelm Says:

    I have two boxes of material. Where do I send them?


  442. Lynne Lee Says:

    A great incentive for paring down my 45-year fabric collection!

  443. Susan Says:

    Just sent two packages. Address received from Houston Quilt show. My mother died and I cleaned out her remaining sewing things, laces, ribbon, floss, and some fabric of mine

  444. Denise Conner Says:

    I have a box all packed up. All I need is an address to send it to and I can put it in the mail tomorrow morning. This is a wonderful idea and I thank you so much for doing it. Thank you for your service to our country and thank you for trying to bring peace to a troubled place.

  445. Denise Conner Says:

    Thank you very much. Send the address and I will send the box tomorrow. Thank you for serving our country and trying to bring peace to a troubled part of the world.

  446. Patricia Costantini Says:

    If you are filling out the custom form on-line…APO is the city…AE is the state…

  447. Liesl Says:

    Okay, I’m arriving to the party late, but f I get the address today or tomorrow I can get a bundle in the mail tomorrow (9/5) and make the deadline!

  448. Ruby Mizue Says:

    Please send me the address.

    Are skeins of yarn also useful? I have lots of them.

  449. Bodhi Mama Says:

    I’d love to share!

  450. Cindy Shih Says:

    Please send address ASAP. I read the Honolulu Advertiser article and thought what a wonderful way for the pieces of fabric that have been woven through my family’s life to continue to be woven through another family’s life across the world in a place of so much destruction and hope for a better future.

  451. Joyce Kajihara Says:

    Glad to share.

  452. Errin Says:

    I’m in. I have forwarded the link to my posse. So may I have the address on where to ship to?
    Thanks so much for your hard work.

  453. Gen Harrold Says:

    I just found out about this site. I will miss the deadline because of work commitments through the 7th. Is anyone picking up where you’ve started.

    I am in awe. Thank you for all you’ve done.

    With kindest regards.


  454. Judi West Says:

    Please sent the address. What a great way to use my “treasures” Thanks.

  455. Eleanor Dickens Says:

    Please send me the address – I’ll be getting my box ready tonight!

  456. Tricia Says:

    Please send me the address and I can get the box out first thing Tuesday.

  457. Malcolm Higa Says:

    My mom wants the address so she can send her stockpile of sewing materials and stuff.

  458. Patricia Costantini Says:

    Six boxes mailed today each with a bundle of fabric & notions, plus yarn and something for the children.,

    There is plenty more where that came from. Let me know what else we can do…

    God Bless!

  459. Jane Says:

    send the address please. I only have a few days

  460. Tina Conner Says:

    I received your information through our Sandy Stitchers Quilt Guild here is Sandy, Utah. I love helping our American soldiers and spreading the love of sewing/quilting. Thanks for all your hard work. God Bless all our soldiers! Tina

  461. Betsy Says:

    Where do I send it????/them?????

  462. Betsy Says:

    All of you, check out “afghans for Afghans” too!

  463. J Huygen Says:

    Ooh! Just found this website. Can I make the deadline?!? As an Airman who deployed for OIF, I’m hoping you’ll get enough boxes to make some available to soldiers/sailors/marines/airmen at your base.

  464. Sharon Ferraro Says:

    Wow – I have a busy weekend ahead, but I will try to get a package out Tuesday Sept. 8. I have a hand embroidered quilt made by my late ex-mother-in-law – all basted together but never quilted – but it is about twice as big as the box you specify. Can I send a larger box? Please send me the address.

  465. valeriesoe Says:

    Plz send your address to Thanks for doing this!

  466. kathi pecor Says:

    count me in-and I’ll be sure to spread the word–this is great!!!!

  467. Eloise Aguiar Says:

    My mom, 86, calls me this morning at 7:30, waking me from a blissful sleep to ask me to get the address so she can mail her scrap material and yards of stuff she no longer wants. She read about you in the Honolulu Advertiser. She sews for a hobby and I’m the beneficiary of her work so of course I’d do anything she wants. But I love what you are doing and you’re right about people who sew. My mother is a great example. So please send the address.


  468. BigAlice Says:

    Gak, I know I’m right on the edge of the deadline but I just found out. Can I get the address?

  469. ann freeman Says:

    I can’t wait to get my bundle out asap. Will be checking my email for your address.

  470. Deva Brown Says:

    I would love to get a box to you. Is it too late? Will someone be taking up where you leave off? Stay safe.

  471. Kamaile Says:

    We would like to send you fabric please email the address


  472. Cathy Lowder Says:

    Wonderful way to recognize and respect Ramadan… connect cultures across oceans…. Iraqi Bundles of Love project will be a wonderful success. Thank you and all of the folks there doing the hard work. Send the email and I’ll get a box in tomorrow’s mail. Mahalo and Aloha, Cathy

  473. Barbara Gilstad Says:

    Please send address so that I can contribute to this project.

  474. Chicago Sarah Says:

    I’m in! Probably can get two bundles out tomorrow. Thank you!

  475. Judith Says:

    What a great idea – I love it! (‘ll go to the post office on the way to soccer tomorrow. Mahalo nui loa for your caring & energy!

  476. Denise Aumick Says:

    Late, late, late as always (I just found out about this)….but please send me the address and I’ll get stuff out on Tuesday. Thanks.

  477. Theresa Rugenius Says:

    I guess I missed something – trying to fill out the proper customs form – and not sure how to go about it. There is a “military version” for APO/FPO addresses – but still needs a phone number – was going to just use mine again – but not sure that is right – and where to go from there? Please assist! Sorry if I’m missing something that is simple……THANKS! I have my box ready to go and don’t want to miss out on getting it there.

  478. Barbara Says:

    Please send address. My bundle is ready to go. Thank you for what you are doing.

  479. Chriss Wilson Says:

    Hey IBOL guy,
    I got my bundle together, then after reading more about this project, I got to thinking. . . I have a 3 phase commercial sewing machine. Very Heavy – would have to be banded to a pallet or some such thing. I am going to sell it in auction in another month UNLESS you can figure out a way I could get it to a CO-OP there or some such thing. It is a long shot, but I’m happy to do the grunt work on this end if it can be arranged. Let me know if you have any thoughts or ideas or leads I could follow-up on.

  480. Erika Says:

    please send the address. I have my stuff ready to go.

  481. Anita Says:

    Hurry!Hurry! I just found out about you! What’s your address?

  482. Val Says:

    Please send mailing address. Thank you

  483. Nancy Talley Says:

    Hi, I’ve got 2 boxes ready, I just need an address and I can can get them to the post office first thing Monday morning (which is the Sept 7th deadline)…..well how ’bout Tues the 8th, since Monday is Labor Day and I’m sure the post office will be closed. I hope I’m not too late! Thanks for all your hard work in organizing this campaign.

  484. janetdavies Says:

    I’m in! I’ll ship on the 7th.

  485. eliz Says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for your service and efforts on this project. Please send me the mailing address.

  486. Venancia Says:

    Read the article in the Honolulu Advertiser. Okay now I have a weekend project to go through my stuff and get some bundles together. Where and how do I send it to you?

    This is a good thing you’re doing and I’m happy to help!


  487. Carole Says:

    Would love to send some fabric. Please send me the address. Thank you for all you’re doing!

  488. Evelyn Says:

    I would like the address to mail a bundle!

  489. Evelyn Says:

    Please send me the address so that I may send a bundle!!

  490. Evon Says:

    Just read article in Honolulu Advertiser — I am definately in! Please send address.

  491. Mary Tanaka Says:

    Hi, my friend and i do quiliting and have boxes of stuff, i am getting ready to move and would like to donate it.

    please e mail soon so i can get it in the mail
    have it boxed and ready

  492. Charlotte Says:

    You’ve done a wonderful thing and made it sooo… easy. No “I don’t have time to knit a blanket” or “I was going to knit a hat and mittens but…” To the closet, to the car, and to the Post Office, DONE.

  493. Charlotte Says:

    My Post Office is open Monday the 7th, it has 24 hour automated service. And Ill be there.

  494. Robin Says:

    I am so excited to be able to contribute to such a wonderful cause. I am telling everyone I know about the program. Love and Aloha

  495. Sarah Says:

    Greetings, Kindly e-mail address. Thank you!

  496. Lois Lee Thompson Says:

    I’m getting the box of fabric ready, and will pack it up with lots of aloha to send from Hawaii…You are so great to be doing this; mahalo.

  497. Lois Lee Thompson Says:

    How do I get “moderation”?

  498. Lois Lee Thompson Says:

    Have I been disqualified?

  499. Peggy Hoff Says:

    Thanks for putting this all together. It’s a great way for us quilters to share in what we love.

  500. Karen Macias Says:

    My quilt guild just sent this information. I am delighted to have the opportunity to participate! Thank you so much for your service to our country and for this incredible act of kindness for the Iraqi people. Please send me the APO address ASAP so I can be at the PO on Sept 8th! I have my quilt and knitting donation ready.

  501. Toru Says:

    Are we too late to mail?
    If not send me the address ASAP.

  502. Toru Says:

    Are we too late to mail?
    If not,need the address ASAP.

  503. Karen Says:

    Hello – I think what you’re doing is great! I’d like to contribute – please send the mailing address so I can get a package out on Tuesday.
    Thank you for caring and making the effort!

  504. Lisa Jenni Says:

    I’m in. Please, send me your APO and I’ll send at least one bundle. As I’m a quilter, you bet I do have fabric! Lots of pretty prints, maybe for kids clothing?

  505. maura van ness Says:

    Had a computer glitch. Today is Sept 7th and I am just reading this for the first time. If the project extends after the 7th, please let me know. Thanks and gratitude.

  506. Birdsong Says:

    Nothing like traipsing in at the last minute, but I can get a bundle together over the holiday weekend and to the mail on Tuesday if you send me an address. Thanks!

  507. jan debus Says:

    thank you for all the work you are doing.

  508. Emi Says:

    I read about your project in Lee Cataluna’s column in the Honolulu Advertiser. Please send your mailing address.

  509. Vickie Says:

    I receiced this to late to put together and send. Will there be someone else in your company that will take over doing this wonderful project that I could send to them?

  510. Alyce Says:

    Please send address!
    Any chance the deadline will extend a bit after Sept 7th?

  511. Sally Says:

    What a great idea! I’m in, just need the address.

  512. Shari Says:

    Well Art Bundle 4 went out Friday and the 5th & final bundle went out on Sat AM. Good luck and hurry home to your family.

  513. DianaB Says:

    I heard about your project from Lee Cataluna, a Honolulu Advertiser columnist. I have a huge bundle of fabric and buttons from unfinished projects, and can send it Tuesday 9/8/09 if it is not too late.

    Let me know.

    Good luck with your project. Aloha!

  514. Tia Says:

    Looking forward to packing up a box!

  515. Elizabeth DeSanctis Says:

    I would love the address. I just emptied my sewing closet (we are moving) and was wondering what to do with all my fabric!

  516. Brenda Says:

    I have been out of town and had hoped to mail a box by the deadline. But, Sept. 7 is Labor Day here. Can I put a box or two in the mail on the 8th?

  517. Leslie Says:

    Please send me the address. I have a 24 hour post office close and would love to help.

    Semper Fi!

  518. Becky Farrar Says:

    My friend announced this at our quilt guild meeting Thursday (Sept. 3). Short notice but many of us will participate. Quilters are so generous with their time and supplies. What a wonderful way to show how Americans really are! Thanks for this opportunity to share.

  519. Noreen Hananoki Says:

    Read about you in the Honolulu Advertiser. Will be sure to send a bundle this Tuesday. Thanks for doing good deeds.

  520. Donna Says:

    I’m in. Please send the address. Thank you.

  521. Betty Lou Says:


  522. reclady Says:

    Is it too late?

  523. Karen Says:

    I am interested in sending out a bundle on Tuesday 9/8 (post office is closed for Labor Day on 9/7). Please send the address! Thank you!

  524. Lynn Jones Says:

    Please count me in! What a great idea.

  525. Dianne Grant Says:

    I just received on 9/8. Will put together a box and have it out on Tuesday. Would that peace would be as easy as a box of supplies. My best to you all, such a wonderful idea!!!! If you decide to continue this, I am in each month.

  526. Jolene Mershon Says:

    Received email from Karey Bresenhan
    from Quilt Festival in Houston. Friendship Stitchers of Arlington Texas are mailing 2 boxes and I’m mailing 2 from my stash. Notions are included as well as large yardages of cotton and flannel. Thanks for allowing us to participate in your thoughtful project

  527. Peggy Flynn Says:

    Just found you blog surfing(a very rare pleasure I indulge in)
    Have serious fabric stashes
    Ribbons too,buttons, etc
    Is it too late?

  528. Heather Schulte Says:

    Would love to participate, but now see TODAY is 7 Sept. We’re stationed in Germany and can MPS a box. Is it too late? Thanks!

  529. Jennifer Gordon Says:

    This is the SECOND time I’ve asked. Please send the mailing address. If I do not hear from you by 8:00 p.m., CST, I will assume this is a scam.

    • Sherrill Says:

      I’ve read nearly all the comments on this IBOL blog and yours is the only one I’ve seen with an ultimatum. Please have patience, the IBOL guy has been a little busy lately.

    • IBOL Guy Says:

      I’ve tried sending the address every day; is possible that it’s getting caught up as junk email?

  530. Jean Johnson Says:

    I’m sending a box tomorrow (9/8). I got your address from an IQF email so you do not need to respond with that info. Thanks for your efforts. It is my dearest hope that there will be a generation of Iraqis who remember Americans the way the French survivors of WWII remember Americans.

  531. lauren Says:

    please send the address. thank u

  532. Ann Humphries Says:

    I would love to hear the outcome of this! I sent 2 boxes! Will you publish the final tally before you return to the States?

  533. Karen Reichardt Says:

    My square dance club wants in on the action. We have lots of fabric. Please send the address.

  534. Susie S. Loh Says:

    I have a bundle ready to mail. Where!!!

  535. Susie S. Loh Says:

    I have a bundle ready. To where shall I send it?

  536. Flo M. Saunders Says:

    Aloha! I’m writing on behalf of my mother (Flo) to get the address for where to send the bundle. This is a great project and she was very excited about going through her 40+ year old stash of fabric remnants to send to Iraq. Gob bless you and keep you safe and thank you for your service to our country and the country of Iraq.

    Lisa and Flo M. Saunders

  537. lisa says: Says:

    I am touched by what you are doing for the Iraqi people. Hope it’s not too late to send material.

  538. Suzanne Says:

    would love to send things (today!)

  539. Kaye Verner Says:

    I am glad for this opportunity to share – I would love to go to Iraq and teach the women about quilting. But this will do.

  540. Susan Folts Says:

    I just found out about this, and will try to get a bundle out today. Can you please send the address? Thank you!

  541. Megan Says:

    I hope I am not too late. I just discovered your project and would love to participate. Please send address. Any chance of continuing this project? The need seems so great and people are so generous.

  542. Rita Lopes Says:

    I would be happy to participate!!! It’s a good feeling.

  543. Elizabeth Davis Says:

    I just stumbled upon you project today, and after reading your beginner’s information, I think I am too late!? I would really like to participate, but you mentioned a September 7th deadline for mailing packages. Today is September 9th. Please let me know if I can squeeze in under the wire, or if you have someone to carry on the project in your footsteps after you have to leave Iraq.

    I would love the opportunity to participate. If this is possible, please send me the complete address.

    If it’s not too late, I would love the opportunity to add this button to my blog,

  544. Dot Collins Says:

    I was traveling when this message came in and it sounds like I am too late. Please send address and let me know if it will continue. Thanks.

  545. Teri Says:

    I, too, missed the deadline. Please let me know if I should send this weekend (Sept 12).

  546. Lisa Says:

    I just found out about this today and would LOVE to participate.
    But, it is the 10th…can I still send a package? I will get it out on the 11th.
    It is ready to go!
    What a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing it with the world.

  547. Ruth Munter Says:

    Today is Sept.10th, I just learned of your project and would love to contribute. If not too late, please reply soon so I can fill the box. Need address also. This is a wonderful thing you are doing for the Iraqi people. Thanks for fighting for us here in the U.S.A.

  548. Barbara K. Says:

    Hi, if its not too late, I have a bundle to mail. Please advise. I’d love to spread the word too.
    Thank you.

  549. Mary Kay Says:

    I mailed my bundles on 9/4 after learning of IBOL from IQF. If the project continues, I will send more so I do hope you find others to continue your good work. Please notify if so.
    You and all troops are in the hearts, thoughts, and prayers of us all. God/Allah bless you.

  550. Janet Coronado Says:

    Is it too late to send more stuff? I’m cleaning out my sewing stuff and have found more things you might need.

  551. Joy-Lily Says:

    Does the project continue? If so what is the address to send bundles?
    Thanks for your lovely idea!

  552. Pam Says:

    I just heard about this and think it’s a great idea. I’m too late to send a package for the Ramadan deadline, obviously — but am hoping this will be continued or repeated. As a quilter and a Desert Storm vet, I’d love to be able to participate! Thanks,

  553. Andrea Zimmerman Says:

    I donated and wanted to see what kind of turn out you had from my sister quilters. I think you did a wonderful thing by engineering this project. Please let all of us know what else we can do to help.

  554. Gail Smeach Says:

    HI! I sent 2 packages from Tampa at the same time. I was able to track that one arrived, but not the second. They were sent with my North Carolina address as the sender address. Is there any way to find out if the second one made it. I know they are long gone. Just wondering if a list of senders was kept.

    Since they were both addressed to the same place and double checked, it seems strange that one did not make it. I asked for them to be returned to sender if not deliverable and I haven’t gotten it back.

    Thanks so much for your time.

  555. Carrie Says:

    I am way late but I am destashing and also have an APO address. 🙂
    So if you still have a POC in Iraq, I’d love some contact information.

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  557. Anna Says:

    Is it too late to participate? I just learned about this on Mark Lipinski’s blog.

  558. Shari Says:

    Is this starting up again?

  559. Terri Mayfield Says:

    I found out about this at a quilt retreat here in South Dakota. Please send me the address and I will get my donations out.

  560. Mary-Ann Newlon Says:

    I just learned about this & would like to participate.
    With a lot of help from my quilting friends I sent several boxes last time.
    Please send me the address.
    And thank you for doing this.

  561. Jessica Says:

    I would like to help.

  562. Sarah Haag Says:

    Am I too late?!

    If not, I would LOVE to help! I am a sewist, and my mother is a knitter – we have plenty to give.

    Please advise if I can still contribute.

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