First came the horrible wildfires in the eastern part of Washington recently especially bad was the Carlton fire. Now, as our state is beginning to turn the corner from summer to fall, as predicted the rain is falling and falling hard in this area and with the rain after the fires has come flooding and now mudslides.
governor has had to file an appeal with FEMA and President Obama because
they so far are refusing any aide to this area that has been so
devastated and the quilt shelves here at Layers of Hope Quilting 911
sadly have few quilts left.
133 quilts and of those 70 are infant sized leaving us with 63 quilts of
which are adult and lap sized, we are in desperate need for adult sized
quilts in unisex colors and we need them ASAP.
blessed to have someone volunteer to deliver this coming week, however,
how can we send just a few? Who would we chose to receiving them and how
would those feel who get left out?
So many of
you were amazing and reached out during the Oso landslide and we
gathered 500 quilts of which over 300 were delivered to the areas of
Arlington, Oso and Darrington.
The 133 we
have on hand were those left over when we were told our commitment to
this area was completed. So back into the closets and we wait to pass
them out to those in need in other areas.
have completed 10 handwritten notes to quilters who have supported us in
the past. I am asking all of you, please, if you cannot send a quilt at
this time, just grab our button on the sidebar and pass it around to
quilters, knitters and crocheters that you know, help me get the word
I am one person, together, we are many!!