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Merryman House 2018
gmaann Send a Message
Merryman House is a shelter for abused women and their children in Paducah, KY. The whole city of Paducah rolls out the red carpet for quilters during the AQS Quilt Week, and donating quilts to Merryman House seems a good way to thank them for their hospitality.

Several faithful forum members have already contacted me to see if we would be doing this again this year. Yes, we will!!

This is a project that was started in 2008 by QIAD Linda, at that time the Marketing Director for QIAD. It has been ongoing since that time and Merryman House is SO appreciative of our efforts.

I will be going to work for QIAD in Paducah again 'one more time' and will take quilts and other donations. Please message me for my address. You can also send items to my attention to the QIAD store in Paducah AFTER APRIL 1.

At first we did just QIAD pattern quilts, and had a Show & Tell for Eleanor before presenting them to a representative of Merryman House, but now we take any quilt appropriate for a woman or child.

Any quilt is welcome and so are pillowcases, coloring books and crayons. This is truly a Project from the Heart!

Thank you so much!
3/5/2018 2:30:38 PM
zfatcat Send a Message
Hi Ann, I have a couple ready to send. Lori
3/6/2018 11:35:44 AM
maryq Send a Message

I have a small quilt already to go and a pile of pillow cases... Have a few more pillow cases all cut and ready to sew!

Will let you know when I mail a big box!

3/6/2018 4:22:04 PM
maryq Send a Message
Here's what I finished yesterday

I'll send this to Ann


3/7/2018 6:01:00 AM
gmaann Send a Message
Bless you, girls!! I am so happy that our Merryman House project will go on. Message me if you need my address.
3/8/2018 10:14:28 PM
kho Send a Message
Hi Ann, I have one finished and hope to quilt two more tops and finish them. I think Dori has one and Judy has some pillowcases. We will be in Ky, in about a month. Should we leave them at El's store for you?
3/9/2018 5:45:13 PM
JayKay Send a Message
I have so many swap blocks that we have done on the forum, so I will definitely have one ready for you and hoping maybe another.

Pretty sure I have your address, but if you wouldn’t mind sending it again in a pm, I would appreciate it.

Thank you for always reminding us of such a good cause.

3/10/2018 6:00:27 AM
Quiltmom Send a Message
Defiance OH
Ann got a lot of crayons and coloring books when I was at Hobby Lobby Thursday. Will be putting them in the mail this week to you. Since I didn't have a quilt to send felt this was next best thing.

3/17/2018 11:56:45 AM
Oasis Send a Message
West Coast
Hi Ann.....Glad you get to go to the Quilt show again this year.

I'll be sending 6 flannel children's pillowcases this week, and anything else I get done. Please PM me your address, outlook dropped all of my contacts (again)! Thank You!

3/17/2018 12:28:31 PM
Oasis Send a Message
West Coast
Here is Ann's address:

My address is:
Ann Drothler
99 Marian Circle
Crossville, TN 38555

I got it from the 2017 Merryman comments.
3/20/2018 4:24:52 PM
Oasis Send a Message
West Coast
Good Morning Ann......USPS says they delivered my package on Friday, 23rd to your front porch. Hopefully you haven't left yet for the show.

Hugs, Linda S./Oasis
3/24/2018 9:07:37 AM
gmaann Send a Message
Hi All,

I am home from Pigeon Forge, and found 3 boxes of wonderful goodies for Merryman House.

Quiltmom/Sherry sent 9 really special coloring books, 2 'Doodle Pads' - blank sheets for the kids to make their own pictures and 6 big boxes of crayons.

Maryq sent an adorable small quilt and 12 cute pillowcases.

Oasis/Linda sent 6 cozy, huggable FLANNEL pillowcases. I know my granddaughter used to LOVE flannel sheets and pillow
cases, and I'm sure the kids at Merryman House will love them, too!

All 3 kind ladies sent me nice notes along with their contributions.

I am so appreciative. I think Merryman House looks forward to hearing from me during Quilt Week in Paducah!

I will copy this message and post also on the Projects from the Heart and Chit Chat sections. I want everyone to see what great things are done by our forum members.
3/26/2018 8:13:35 AM
zfatcat Send a Message
Hi Ann, I sent 2 quilts off today. You should have them by Monday. Lori
3/29/2018 2:27:12 PM
gmaann Send a Message
I am home from Paducah and want to report on the wonderful donation of quilts, pillowcases, coloring books and crayons to Merryman House. It was a bigger donation than we have had for a few years. In addition to the quilts and pillowcases, coloring books and crayons I had received here at home from Quiltmom, Oasis, zfatcat, and Maryq, I was met by kho, homegirl, xteacher, Sharon (her forum name escapes me just now, Dory, and Linda the day I arrived in Paducah. They had wonderful quilts and pillowcases (lots of them!) to add to those I brought from home. The back seat of my van was piled high! I called Tina, the lady from Merryman House on the day the quilt show opened, and she came and collected what I had. Then Jaykay arrived with another beautiful quilt and on the last day of the show, bland50 and her grandson, Gavin, came with another quilt and a bag of crayons. Gavin donated a quilt to Merryman House the first time when he was 9 years old! He is now a very handsome 15 year old, and still quilting. He even brought a friend with him who wants to learn to quilt! Gavin's picture is in Eleanor's new book, and she asked him to help sign books after her show that morning. He brought a quilt he had made using fabric he bought last spring (Harry Potter fabric) for Eleanor to see, and she invited him on stage to show it off! I didn't have my book (Forty Fabulous Years with Eleanor) yet, so I had to go without his autograph. After the show was over, I called Tina again, and made arrangements to deliver the quilts to Merryman House. It's an eye opener to have to ring in and be admitted though the gate. Increases my knowledge that we are doing a kind thing for the women and children who are safely inside.
Thanks to everyone for their contributions and for their friendship to me and to the unknown woman and children at Merryman House. You are THE BEST!
4/28/2018 12:47:29 PM
zfatcat Send a Message
Sounds like you had a lot of donations. I know they well help those in need. Thank you Ann for doing this every year. Lori
5/12/2018 8:58:28 AM
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