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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 1458525 views.
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Aug-6

Viola,  if you are shipping a package with a quilt in it just insure the package as "bedding" or "fabric" if you want to insure it.

Or, easier yet, do not bother to insure the package at all.  These days most packages you send in the U.S. mail are automatically insured for $50.00.  So tell the clerk that the $50.00 is okay. Do not make a big fuss about shipping the quilts at the post office ... just act as though you are sending donated used clothing or something cheap.

I have sent quilts many many times, to as far away as Australia and as close as Cleveland (Ohio) and I have never had a package with quilts stolen. I used to send Project Linus quilts to faraway places that needed them more than my location did .... no problem.

So packing stuff today to go back up to Colorado for two weeks. I need a break from all this sorting and organizing (well more like packing and labeling things into boxes and donating stuff I really don't need or want). I am excited to be able to work on some more quilting. I do have some great handwork projects kitted up to work on as well and some clothes I am excited to sew. I sewed a wearable muslin the other day. Made a camp shirt out of a brown paisley to test the pattern and fit for a purple fabric I love. The fit is great so I want to get that shirt sewn and I cut out another pair of the jeans pattern I wore to retreat in a rust brown denim fabric...............actually that will go great with that brown paisley shirt.

So I will be on the road again tomorrow for 7 to 8 hours.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Aug-6

Stay safe traveling Ami!  
im sure it will feel good to get back to your long arm!

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Aug-6

Viola,  take it easy on yourself!  I know this weather isn’t nice to you!  As far as your packages, I have sent many quilts - most of my baby ones- in the mail.  I have not had any stolen.  I do confirm the correct address and let the receiver know when it should be arriving.  My sister has me send to her work place so it doesn’t sit on her porch.  That is why I confirm sending address!

good luck with sending it.

Corrected!  Thanks Judy for the heads up!  Sometimes I hate typing on my iPad!  

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Aug-6

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

stuff that I had earmarked for thrift stores

Most thrift shops here are open and accepting donations.  Just took some things to the Hospice of the Valley thrift shop last week.  I'm with you.  I would like usable things passed on.  Bob would just as soon put things in the trash and be done with it.

I am spending way too much time on my tablet playing games and on FB.  I'm trying to complete some projects to get them out of my sewing room.  

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Aug-6

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

. if you hear your name being whispered ....  :-)

AT least along with my name it whispers "at least you are working on them." 

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Aug-6

bornblesse2 said:

Glendale Mulqueens is open by appt.

The other 2 are by appointment also.  I have only been to Oasis since the pandemic.  They are by appt and have a routine you need to go through when you enter.  I felt safe.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Aug-6

I won't be around for a few days.  Some of you know I lost my youngest brother unexpectedly in Feb. just before the retreat.  I talked to his wife last weekend and she sounds near a mental breakdown.  She has 4 7-11 stores to manage and sell plus a house.  She is clearly overwhelmed.  We are going to Las Vegas to see if we can help her.  We may only be able to be company and a sounding board but even that may help.  Our return is open-ended.  Taking Maggie with us.  First long trip with her.  Hope all goes well.  Not taking my computer.

karensquilte

From: karensquilte

Aug-6

Viola, I have shipped several quilts, via usps and ups and have never had a problem.  I think you'd be okay to ship any way you want.  I agree with Judy in Ohio that you don't necessarily need to raise the insurance on the pkg.

Hope you're feeling better.  Yes, the heat is a bugger and I'm already tired of it.  

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)

Aug-6

I usually go to UPS to have my stuff mail because I don't have boxes and so they put in the boxes but thanks for telling me the information but you know times have changed thanks people are stealing right and left and I think they're just doing it because they don't have anything else better to do

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