Monday, February 26, 2007

A Few Minutes for the Families

I've mentioned Joanne to you before, though I think I called her Jay, because that's the way the emails from her come.

She is the lady who lost her brother in Vietnam. She also quilts for families of the Fallen.

I can attest to how important these quilts for the families are. Due to the work that goes into these, usually one per family is available.

Not long after Aaron was KIA, Donna requested a quilt be sent to me from one of the links on the Fallen Heroes Memorial website. As it turned out, Robbie, Doug's sister, had requested one for her brother, but Donna's request arrived first.

Like so many things during that time, I can't remember how I was given Joanne's email address, but somehow I was, and she and her family designed a Texas Marine quilt for Doug.

We forget how important a thing like supplies are until we don't have enough. The military, as well as the supporters need Big Business to support them. I've copied her email below. Thanks, readers!

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I heard from a friend in NY that Walmart had planned to eliminate the fabric department in all of their stores. I confirmed it today at our Walmart. I talked to the lady in our fabric department and she said it was true. Because some store's fabric departments are losing money, they decided to eliminate all of them even if they are showing a profit. She told me that the new store that was built in the Villages, FL did not even have a fabric department.

This is not a totally done deal yet. They plan on implementing this over the next 1-3 years. We still have the possibility of influencing their decision.

She suggested that we call 1-800-walmart or

email: http://walmartstores.com/GlobalWMStoresWeb/navigate.do?catg=224

This decision directly impacts us as we buy all our military panels and coordinating fabric from them along with the 911 fabric to back some of our quilts. JoAnn's carries none of these.

Walmart thinks that eliminating the fabric will not affect their bottom line and are not taking into account all the other things we buy there besides the fabric we came for. If they eliminate the fabric, the notions like thread, needles, etc. will probably go, too.

Please take the time to let them know what you think.

Joanne M. Porter
Operation Homefront Quilts


OKAY, THE THING THAT WOULD BE MORE STUPID THAN SOMEHOW POSTING THE SAME COMMENT 37 TIMES WOULD BE TO HIT DELETE 35 MORE TIMES.

SOMEONE AS TRICKY ON THE TRIGGER AS ME HAS DISABLED THE COMMENTS FROM THIS POST. FOR MORE ON THIS SUBJECT, VISIT SEMPER FI MOM @ LUBBOCK MARINE PARENTS

P.S. Sorry, Blogger. My finger must've got stuck. I had honey with my chicken, but I've washed my hands at least 5 times since then. :)

36 comments:

Semper Fi Mom (aka MinuteMom) said...

Nooo! They can't eliminate the fabric department!!! I'm already searching all over the internet for the Marpat digi cammo fabric now that Joanne's quit carrying it. If I can't get the Marine fabric at WalMart I'll be lost!

De'on Miller said...

We need to think of something to do. Blog it. We'll email them and attach our blog links.

I don't know if it will help, but it can't hurt.

steve ramos said...

OK, I for one will deprive Wal-Mart of the $10 I spend there each year. That'll show em.

De'on Miller said...

With this current and might I add, absolutely delightful state you're in, I personally think you should call them!

steve ramos said...

I should have been in this state when I was in Fallujah. Not only would have I brought back sand, I would have plopped down a few Iraqi scalps on your table.

Lisa said...

Will one stop-shopping still count for their logo? Lisa

Lisa said...

Will one stop-shopping still count for their logo? Lisa

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