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Reader's Exchange: Colorful cotton cloth needed for quilts

In the land of Reader's Exchange, it is always a pleasure to hear from groups that are working for the benefit of those less fortunate. The Quilters Group of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Tarpon Springs is one such organization. They make quilts for various charities, including to send to children in Ethiopia who have AIDS. They have now shifted their attention to various local groups in need. They are currently working with a contact in Pasco County to distribute both adult and child-sized quilts to homeless and disadvantaged people. In order to make this happen, they need brightly colored cotton cloth for quilting. If you have any to donate, please contact Ann Callighan at (727) 372-1742 or Rose Larsen at (727) 845-1650.

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Norma is an older lady who loves arts and crafts. A few years ago, she had to give away most of her supplies because of serious health issues. Thankfully, she's better now, and she would love to get back to her favorite hobby. Norma loves to make small ming trees. She is in search of small gemstones; thin wire (copper or metal) and small tea cups, any pattern, with or without handles. She is also looking for a small metal detector. The metal detector isn't for her arts and crafts, but she says if she must walk for her health, she may as well look for treasures. If you can help Norma, call her at (813) 872-8752.

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Building on today's crafting theme, Barbara Ronayne of Inverness is looking for doll heads/hands with different colored hair. She crochets the bodies, arm and legs to the heads and hands. She said she can't find them anymore at any Citrus or Marion county craft stores. If anyone knows where she can get them, or perhaps has any to donate, please call her at (352) 341-0791.

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Here's a great offer for all you movie buffs. Jim Jacobs of Brooksville has a combination DVD/VHS player that he is willing to give to anyone who can use it. He says it is in very good condition. If you are interested, please call him at (352) 540-9162.

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It's always frustrating when something you've been able to find for years suddenly disappears from the face of the earth. Adeline DeSarno of Safety Harbor had been buying dividers for her purses. She had always been able to find them a few years ago, and now she can't find them. She says they come in plastic, or sometimes faux leather, and are great for keeping everything in her large handbags from falling to the bottom. If anyone can help her find these again, please call her at (727) 799-1946.

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Sheila Goehrig of New Port Richey is searching for a 35mm slide viewer so that she can organize the slides she has. If you can help her, please call (727) 749-8072.

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Mike Vignola of Palm Harbor needs some clarity. He wants to know how to de-fog the inside of his snow globe music box. He says the figures inside are barely visible. If you can help Mike with either information or service, please call (727) 781-8941.

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A mystery REXer e-mailed to offer a Yamaha organ for free, as long as it's picked up. Call (727) 539-6625 for details.

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Reader's Exchange: Colorful cotton cloth needed for quilts 05/15/09 [Last modified: Friday, May 15, 2009 11:03am]
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