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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Quilters Helping Tornado Victims

Every couple of days I check to see if there are any quilters or quilting organizations who have taken on the responsibility of organizing help for the tornado victims.
Happily, today, I was able to locate one effort.


Also, the Terre Haute chapter of Project Linus
is collecting quilts for their area.
You can contact them by e-mail: 


For two years in a row now, I've been blown away
by the efforts of the Australian quilting community
when their country has been struck by catastrophic weather. 
Quilts for Japan  also being a hot topic. 
Surely there are more groups and organizations out there
helping to soften the blow by wrapping our tornado victims
in the comfort of warm, handmade quilts.

Please pass this information along
and please, let me know of any other initiatives you have heard of! 
Lets make a difference, one quilt at a time.
~karen

10 comments:

Stephanie said...

With the outpouring of support quilters have given to Australia and Japan, let us hope that people will be equally supportive of the disaster areas of the US has endured.

Just Ramblin' said...

Thanks for sharing addresses. There is always so much need out there. Hope everyone finds a way they can help. Nola

Linda said...

Thanks for this list, Karen! We are right now planning a Stitchin' Mission (http://www.StitchinMission.org) series of free beginner quiltmaking lessons, with all the quilts being donated to children in Alabama who have been touched by tornadoes. To get the quilts to Alabama, we're going through the Methodist Council on Relief. Stitchin' Mission lessons begin July 17 in Bondurant, Iowa.

Miss Holly said...

Thank you so much for popping by today!! I am so happy to have the quilt addresses...as it happens I was just reading a site in n.z. And they were mailing things to Christchurch . I am also a huge bird lover and we have the a same wonderful bird songs all day..we live looking out on to a salt marsh..with woods in-between !!! So many nesting spots..Baltimore and orchard orioles...are building now! Saw a green heron this morning first one I have seen here in all my life . They are around but I've not seen one here on this property. I am goig to enjoy following you!

KaHolly said...

Here is some more information for donating quilts: http://www.wbir.com/news/article/163364/2/Quilters-help-bring-warmth-to-Greenback-tornado-victims
,and still another woman looking for quilts, blocks, batting, etc.: http://greenquilts.blogspot.com/2011/04/tornado-quilts-want-to-help.html.

Kay said...

Good information. I hope quilters will respond.

Are you back at Cape Breton yet? I keep waiting for new Cape Breton posts.

Kay

Lois Evensen said...

Thank you for spreading the great information.

JDS said...

Thanks for the information, passing stuff along like you did can really help.

I appreciate you leaving a comment last weekend on my travel blog - everything is ok,I have just been so busy I have not had much time to write, but I will be posting more soon.

Karen said...

Hi, Karen: Here's one more to add to your list, this one a little closer to home (Slave Lake,Alberta)

Karen said...

Hi, Karen: I will try this again! I had posted a link in the previous comment but it isn't showing: http://outsidethelinedesigns.blogspot.com/ Hope this one shows up, it's for the Slave Lake efforts.