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Reader's Exchange: Quilters needed to work on SPIFFS' international quilt

Calling all quilters! SPIFFS (St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society) is seeking a group of quilters to expand and repair its international quilt. The quilt is composed of 50 squares, and it measures 10 by 12 feet. Each quilt square, mostly handmade, highlights one ethnic group. SPIFFS hopes to have the quilt completed for its 37th annual Folk Fair, which is to be held Nov. 3-5 at Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg. Anyone interested in participating in this project may contact Bill Parsons or Rose Sugrive at (727) 552-1896 and leave a message.

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Here's an offer many won't be able to refuse. Sue Gundel of Largo was cleaning out her parents' apartment after they moved, when lo and behold, she found a large plastic container of all occasion greeting cards (yes, that includes Christmas). Sue says they are sorted and in bags in a reclosable, under-the-bed plastic container that measures 25 1/2 inches by 17 1/2 inches x 6 inches deep. Sue welcomes anyone who wants the cards to also have the container, but they must be picked up. If you are interested, please call Sue at (727) 585-3260, or e-mail her at

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Margie Hooge of Dunedin recently updated her furnace, and now she has four new filters that she cannot use. She has two that measure 12 by 12 inches and two that measure 12 by 24 inches. Margie can be reached at (727) 736-3771.

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Is anyone in need of unconditional love from a small dog? If so, then Tigger, Kathy of St. Petersburg's 5-year-old, 15-pound bichon frise, is just the dog for you! Kathy wrote in to offer Tigger's love and affection to a camp or school group might be interested in having Tigger over for a visit. Kathy says Tigger is very affectionate and playful, is hypoallergenic, and especially loves children. She does warn that he tends to jump up on people at first meeting, which is why Kathy feels that he would be more well suited to a children's group. She also suggests that he may be ideal for the reading programs that some libraries have, in which people read to dogs in order to improve their reading skills. If you want to meet this furry friend, please e-mail Kathy at Kathy also has a black printer cartridge, TOO7201, for an Epson printer to give to anyone who can use it. E-mail her if you are interested.

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Marjorie Dahl of St. Petersburg is in a bit of a pickle. She has been looking all over for sauerkraut juice, but the major supermarkets don't carry it, and it is too expensive at specialty markets. If anyone knows of an economical resource for sauerkraut juice, please call Marjorie at (727) 894-2360.

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Marianne Finnigan of the Weeki Wachee/ Brooksville area was cleaning out her closet and found a couple of items that someone may want. Among them are a large bag of scraps of beaded and sequined lace, the kind that is often found on wedding gowns and bridal outfits. She also has a box of about two dozen puffy and glittery pink hearts on stems. Finally, she has a never-used book explaining the art of pine needle basketry. It contains numerous illustrations and explicit instructions on the making of pine needle baskets. All of these items must be picked up. Marianne can be reached at (352) 592-8000.

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Reader's Exchange: Quilters needed to work on SPIFFS' international quilt 06/24/11 [Last modified: Friday, June 24, 2011 4:30am]
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