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quiltermarynel



Number of posts : 11393
Age : 72
Location : Trinity Co. California
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: fire quilts   Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:45 pm

Sorry about the bad picture.

After the Forest Service assured us that only 10 homes were lost in our fires, a local fire department spokesperson said the number was actually over 100. The difference being people whose homes were trailers because the building department had refused them permits. (Our building department appears to be especially difficult with minorities, as we already knew from Chicano friends.) These people are Hmong, who have generally been treated poorly by our government after they had to flee Viet Nam because they fought on our side as a tribe. Our local Hmong evacuated when they were told to (as we did) then went back and fought fires on other people's homes.

My guild is doing what it can to provide quilts for those in greatest need. Because I can't work for very long at a time, I am making central medallions from orphan blocks etc. I have already turned over 3 red white and blue Dresdens and will be handing over this black and white one. My next one will be a sunflower. If any of you have orphan blocks we can incorporate, they would be appreciated.
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Gimpy Cat
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Number of posts : 19924
Age : 47
Location : Edge of The World - Tasmania, Australia
Registration date : 2008-09-02

PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:12 pm

very pr etty Marynel, how soon do they need the blocks by so everyone knows? Im sure many of us have orphan blocks looking for a home. Sorry to hear so many were discounted, so many struggling to get by and treated poorly, hope you get lots of quilts

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"My will is mine.....I shall not make it soft for you"  Aeschylus, Agamemnon
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quiltermarynel



Number of posts : 11393
Age : 72
Location : Trinity Co. California
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:18 pm

I suspect we will be working on this project for another 2-3 months. Most of our guild members are meeting once a week to create and quilt for this purpose. BTW, we overheard a conversation from Red Cross field reps. We gather they are taking the lower figure as accurate. Shocked
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Jill



Number of posts : 4344
Age : 67
Location : SE Ohio
Registration date : 2010-11-15

PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:17 am

What size of blocks do you need/want? I'd be more than happy to send you some of mine.
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sewn3w



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Age : 65
Location : NE Ohio
Registration date : 2012-04-18

PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:23 am

Marynel  yes let us know requirements and please pm me your addy
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redmadder



Number of posts : 3372
Age : 62
Location : North Georgia
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:13 am

Send me your addy. The box is packed! The PO closes in 45 minutes. Otherwise I have to wait for Tuesday to send them. Lots in here, all different sizes and colors. The box weighs over 6 lbs!
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quiltermarynel



Number of posts : 11393
Age : 72
Location : Trinity Co. California
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:43 pm

Almost any size would be a help. The crew meeting at our senior center are experts at combining things. Thank you.
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redmadder



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Location : North Georgia
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:09 pm

They are about to get a real challenge.  These blocks are from years of proofing blocks and leftovers.  Now that I don't have to sew, there is no reason to keep these and I just know your crew can make something useful and pretty from them. Just don't send them back, I beg you.
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quiltermarynel



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Location : Trinity Co. California
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PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:20 pm

I am sure we can create lovely things from your blocks.

DH and I just drove down the state highway, seeing thousands of burned trees and one hill that has nothing but ash. We did not go into the worst areas, it was too depressing.
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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:34 pm

what kind of forests were they that have burned Marynel? We too found the silence and devastation depressing, here many of the eucalypt coppice and regrow with time but some areas where we lived, all the mountain ash were killed, they dont survive fire, even after a few years it was still sad to drive though those areas.

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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:38 pm

These are mixed oak, pine and fir forest.  The conifers were already drought stressed or even dead.  The oaks were doing better.  In the (normally) wetter areas there were dogwood and maple and several other types of trees.  The oaks are found at the lower elevations, like around 2500 feet, which is the approximate elevation of our valley.  Where we used to live at 2700 feet, there is much more diversity, including madrones, incense cedar and spruce.  The worst hit areas were generally higher up, I believe,

I just found a DWR block I started several years ago. I machine appliqued it. I think I have 2 quilts worth of arcs.
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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:46 am

No nothing that will regenerate or not easily, sorry to hear that, Id cry at losing all those oaks and maples etc, take so long to grow. I spent a wonderful day horse ridiing through dogwood forests in the Ozarks one spring day, it was so beautiful.

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"My will is mine.....I shall not make it soft for you"  Aeschylus, Agamemnon
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:17 pm

If there is a replanting done, everything will be one species. angry
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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:44 pm

Oh no, I hate that, monoculture is proven to be a bad thing in forest type situations, I hope not. Thankfully here, the Australian bush is mostly fire established and so many of the species require fire to germinate etc so it replants itself with all its diversity. I have some native seed to sow and I have some smoke treated vermiculite to use with them to trick them into thinking a fire has passed over, wish me luck

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"My will is mine.....I shall not make it soft for you"  Aeschylus, Agamemnon
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:27 pm

Our forests around here are fire germinated. Unfortunately, after 100 years of fire suppression, in places, even the dirt is burned.
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quiltermarynel



Number of posts : 11393
Age : 72
Location : Trinity Co. California
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PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:11 pm

Today, I found a couple of orphan blocks to send to my guild sisters for fire victim quilts.

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Anita M.



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PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:40 pm

Beautiful!,,
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redmadder



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Age : 62
Location : North Georgia
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:59 am

The box is on its way. Nothing as pretty as yours. I just want to get on with something new so won't miss these blocks.
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Gimpy Cat
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Number of posts : 19924
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PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:29 pm

they really are lovely Marynel and Stella, thats really awesome you had a box of blocks to help out. Im wondering if I have some, am going to check later today or tomorrow

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"My will is mine.....I shall not make it soft for you"  Aeschylus, Agamemnon
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quiltermarynel



Number of posts : 11393
Age : 72
Location : Trinity Co. California
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PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:53 pm

I am certain they will be a help.
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Linda 2B



Number of posts : 3329
Age : 58
Location : Greenville South Carolina
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:29 am

QMN, I have some if you need more.
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texasmusicmom



Number of posts : 6743
Age : 59
Location : Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Registration date : 2008-09-05

PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:09 pm

Those will add beauty to a quilt for someone in need!
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quiltermarynel



Number of posts : 11393
Age : 72
Location : Trinity Co. California
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:20 pm

I am sure we can use more, Linda.
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Jill



Number of posts : 4344
Age : 67
Location : SE Ohio
Registration date : 2010-11-15

PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:43 am

QMN, if you need more just send me your address and I'll be glad to help.
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Linda 2B



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Age : 58
Location : Greenville South Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: fire quilts   Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:20 pm

QMN PM me address and I'll get them on there way!
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