Saturday, March 19, 2011

Operation Blanket Japan

This just in from a Canadian friend of mine:

Quilters Newsletter has long enjoyed a friendship with Patchwork Tsushin, a leading Japanese quilt magazine. So when Editor in Chief Naomi Ichikawa emailed to say her magazine is collecting comfort quilts for those impacted by the recent earthquake in Japan, we wanted to join the effort. QN will gather quilts from U.S. quiltmakers then forward them to Naomi and her staff, who will deliver them to those in need. (If you live outside the United States, email me as indicated below, and I will provide information on how you can send quilts directly to Naomi.)

Here’s how you can be part of this important worldwide response:

• Send quilts of any size from baby to adult to:

Dana Jones
Quilters Newsletter
741 Corporate Circle, Suite A
Golden, CO 80401

• Mark your box: “Quilts for Japan.”
• Send quilts as soon as possible and no later than April 30, 2011.
• Enclose your name, address, phone number, and email address with the quilts.

If you have questions, please email Dana Jones.

Finally, there is a place to send these quilts where we can get them to Japan. Thank you Jesus for your generosity.

If you are interested in doing this, please sign up here:

It isn't a requirement, but I would love to see how many people volunteer to do this and show the world that the quilting community is serious about reaching out to others in love and warmth.

Also here is another blogger collecting quilts and if you live near her she plans on having a quilting bee:


Scrappy quilter said...

I'm so excited about this. I'll be working on one today seeing as it's National Quilting Day and I plan on quilting all day because of it. What a great way to help those in need. Hugs

~Niki~ said...

I already have quilts, crocheted blankets, and baby hats made up~just waitng to be donated. so I'm going to send some next week!

Quiltingranny said...

God Bless you both, spread the word please!

RedHeadedQuilter said...

Thanks for mentioning our blog about Quilts for Japan. We really appreciate it!

Kelly M. Smith
Senior Editor
Quilters Newsletter