In fact, what has happened is we shop much more on-line so we get postal deliveries from shops, and we make friends on line and get postal deliveries from them too!
I found a group on Facebook called the $7 Quilt. The explanation was:
I went to a garage sale and this lady was selling 2 buckets full of 2.5 squares and triangles already cut up ( traced with pencil and cut by scissors). I told her she should keep it and finish a quilt with it, and she said no that she wanted to get rid of it. I bought it for $7.00. I have made a king size quilt with it and still have a lot of fabric left. Some fabric is great, others are real thin, but I use them anyway just for the story of the quit. In the process I have added fabric to the buckets and it has grown... [An] idea I have is to sell it for $7.00 and the next person could make a quilt and add some more fabric and sell it for $7.00 and see how long it would take to run out and how many quilts it would make.
I joined the US group, but then found there was a UK group too - called the £7 Quilt, and I joined that too. I expected to lurk for a while and see what happened on the group, but within a few days I was asked for my address as the 'bucket' (actually a bag; much easier to post) was ready to be sent to me!!!
So this arrived from a lovely lady called Jane
At about the sometime there was a post on a yahoo group I dip in and out of: UKandoGroup: Sue asked if any one does "craft for charity or know someone who does please". I replied telling her about Crafty Church, and she sent me this package: