Folks, I’m going to spend the next two months trying to help some people in Afghanistan.

I reached out and made contact with the Cultural Support Team leadership with the US Forces in Afghanistan, and we’ve worked out the kinks on how to do it.

If you’re interested, and want to help, well, I’d certainly welcome it.

Why Afghanistan, why through the CST’s?  I’m a big fan of the Female Engagement Team concept.  They play a great role in Afghanistan, as I see it, and they have great placement and access for helping others.  And they happen to have some ongoing projects that involve fabric — mostly sewing, but at least one quilting.

So, leave me a comment here on the website, or send me an email if you have my address, and I will send to you the details.

And, as always, thanks in advance for all that you’re doing to help with this.  I think it’s awesome.



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58 Responses to “IBOL –> ABOL”

  1. Kay McClain Says:

    Have the beginnings of 2 boxes so let me know of any special requests for this area so please send me the address. And should we include small toys this time?? Mahalo

  2. P E Thompsen Says:

    What is needed?
    A quilter with lots of supplies 🙂

  3. Beth Tropf Says:

    I am ready to put together a bundle – please send address and thanks for the opportunity to help.

  4. Susie Butler Dodd Says:

    would love to help – send me details

  5. linda colsh Says:

    pls send the shipping info to me–I’ve already got one box started–and thanks a million for the opportunities to do good things

  6. Annie Smith Says:

    Ready for the next round. Send those details, please. Many thanks for what you do.

  7. pratima Says:

    Thank you so much for organizing this. Appreciate your time and efforts mare than I can say! Please forward me your mailing address. Thanks again!

  8. Debbie Padora Says:

    One box ready to go and the beginnings of another. Send the info please love to help.

  9. CarolE Says:

    Please send me the info — I’d love to put a box together.

  10. LizP Says:

    Yes! Yes! Yes! I want to help.

  11. Pat Says:

    Hi Art – Good idea – please send me the details.

  12. LizP Says:

    It won’t let me post my comment that says I want to help?

  13. andrea Says:

    I’ve started getting stuff together already. Please send the info. Thanks!

  14. Annie Dehgan Says:

    Good Morning! Please send the address and the details! Thank you for all
    you do. Annie Dehgan

  15. Mary Kirwin Says:

    Hi Art, that’s a really cool video. I’ll be glad to help out from Texas. Send details and address. Best wishes!

  16. gayle ode Says:

    Please send the details. Gayle

  17. stephanie Says:

    I’ve got some packed, more to get done, so let me know what we need to know!

  18. Sue-z Says:

    I would love to help. Would it be possible to send me the details? Thank you!!

  19. maggieb! Says:

    I’m in! Thanks for all you do connecting sewing sisters around the world! maggieb!

  20. Jan Myhre Says:

    I’m interested. What are their needs?

  21. Maryann McEvoy Says:

    Just waiting for the address. God Bless You!

  22. Gwen Says:

    I’m in. 🙂

  23. Linda Says:

    What do you need done ?

  24. Anne Vaughan Says:

    Please send me the details of the Afghanistan project, ao I can see if I can help you with it.

    Thanks, Anne

  25. Dona Says:

    What is needed for the ABOL? Please send info and I’ll gladly do what I can

  26. Sara Homeyer Says:

    Glad to continue with a new project. Sign me up!

  27. diane phillips Says:

    Hi Art,
    I’d love to help, please send the address, and I’m in! You DO rock, IBOL/ABOL guy!

  28. Mary Beth Says:

    I have some fabric and sewing supplies ready to mail if you will let me know the address.

  29. Roxann Conklin Says:

    I’d love to help. What is needed?

  30. Linda Knierim Says:

    I am ready to send a package as soon as I’m told where to mail it

  31. Dawn Says:

    i’m ready, willing and able! waiting for the particulars with bated breath LOL. bring it on! one question – should i label it specially if it’s smaller pieces suitable for quilting? thanks so much for hooking us up with a means to help our sisters on the other side of the world 😀

  32. Suzanne Says:

    I’m in… address and details, please.

  33. Tricia C. Says:

    I would love to help. Please provide the information, and I’ll get the package sent out as soon as possible. Thanks so much for all you’re doing!

  34. DEL Says:

    I have two packages I prepared for the last “push” but was unable to send them in time. If you can use them for this project send me information on what to do. Del

  35. ratty Says:

    details, please! have been cleaning out my sewing space 🙂

  36. Jane Says:

    Yep, It’s awesome! I am in again. Send the address please.

  37. Yvonne Says:

    Send details please. School’s out and I’m not working summer school so the summer is mine!!! Will help with this project.

  38. T. Winchell Says:

    Ready, willing, and able!

  39. Kathleen Murphy Says:

    I would love to help again, thanks for the opportunity!!!

  40. PJ Miles Says:

    I have the boxes sitting here waiting to be filled.Thank you for letting us help!

  41. Karen Vanover Says:

    I, too have empty boxes waiting to be filled up. Should we label them for quilts if they are smaller pieces of fabric? Thanks.

  42. Ruby and Joe Horansky Says:

    We’re new to this program. Saw “How to Build a Bundle” on your blog, and also brought home a flat-rate box from the PO. Please tell us what we do next and how soon you need it. Thanks

  43. Fitzy Says:

    You had me a BOL. Count me in for A-BOL (as well as SSP5). Hugs~

  44. Anne Wilkins Says:

    I’m ready to ship another box or 2. Need the address and any special requests. Thanks again for doing all this work.

  45. Nancy Elkin Says:

    I’d love to help. If they need quilt fabric I have lots of that and supplies to share but I also have garment fabric. Please let me know the details.

  46. Jenny Says:

    I’m in. Let me know what’s needed and where.

  47. Marigold Says:

    Standing by for the details.

  48. Ellen Terry Says:


    Please send me the address and details. Want you to know that on Memorial Day, my family was also thinking of those currently serving – THANK YOU!!


  49. Terri Says:

    Send the address/details when you can. I’ll start collecting 🙂 Thanks!

  50. Nikki Moshier Says:

    I helped with two boxes when you first started. Just found you thru the Bernina site. Please send me info…I will get a box off next week.

  51. Joan Lintault Says:

    Please send me the address to send a box to Afghanistan. I can send yarn, fabric, thread, and small toys.

  52. Stacy Says:

    Please send me the address for Afghanistan. I’d love to help out again! 🙂

  53. Kathleen Killinger Says:

    I’m in – send me the info!

  54. Heidi Says:

    Would love to send some more. Please send particulars!

  55. Ivory Says:

    Address please!

  56. kristi Says:

    Ok, hit me up.

  57. Patty Simmons Says:

    I am ready to send a couple boxes for ABOL this time. Please send info.

  58. The Slapdash Sewist Says:

    Please send me the particulars, as I’m sure I can scrounge up a box! Very excited that you are moving this project into Afghanistan as well as Iraq. Thank you!!!!

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