Quilts for Japan

If you’re like me you’re feeling for the people of Japan.  I wonder what to do.  How can I possibly make a difference?  I found a way for quilters to help.  Quilter’s Newletter Magazine is collecting quilts for Japan.  Here are the details from their blog.

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.

I’m going to make a quilt and sew it up with love to send to someone in hope that it will make a difference for someone on a dark and cold day.  Will you join me?


3 Responses to “Quilts for Japan”

  1. Kelly M. Smith Says:

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

    Kelly M. Smith
    Senior Editor
    Quilters Newsletter

  2. Jan Says:

    You’re welcome. It’s my pleasure.

  3. Aaron Says:

    Hi Jan! Great to see so much widespread effort going into this program. If you have any Canadian readers, Northcott has partnered with http://www.quiltsforjapan.ca in preparing quilts to be sent to those in need. Anybody can find more info at the Quilts for Japan site or at http://www.pattispatchwork.com. Thanks!

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