Saturday, March 19, 2011

Quilts for Japan

****Updated information:
If you are in the USA and want to send your quilts to Japan; Quilters Newsletter Magazine is accepting them at their office until April 30, 2011.
You may mail it to:
Dana Jones
Quilters Newsletter
741 Corporate Circle, Suite A
Golden, CO 80401

They ask that you mark the box as "quilts for Japan"; but if you don't want mark on the outside of the box/envelope, you still need to let them know inside the package that this is a quilt for Japan. You must also add with the quilt: your name, address, phone #, and e-mail address. Thanks for caring.

I know we are all watching the news and crying with the Japanese these days. When I see all that snow and the shelters full, I keep thinking of all the quilts folded in my closets and can't help but want to send some to someone in need of all kinds of warmth; not just physical. So I am glad that I found a source. Janet from "quiltsalot" blog has a post today with the address for such a place. You can click on the link below to read her post. Bring your tissue box with you before you go there. But do go. 
You may also want to check, Christine has left a comment; and she is having some serious sewing time in Queensland, AU.

Maybe later on when their basic needs are met we can find the quilt groups around Sendai and send them supplies for them to re-start their quilts and express themselves like we continue to do from our safe homes. Thank you.
This was pasted from Janet's blog.

"This is a copy of an email from the editor of Quilt Tsushin Magazine, Naomi Ichikawa, Naomi lives in Tokyo and her mother and brother survived the tsunami in Sendai.
Here is Naomi’s request translated into english.

It is still bad situation now in Japan. We are still nervous about shaking and radiation,but no way to escape. I start to announce to the quilters to send us comfort quilts for the people who are suffered.I would like to do it to the world quilters. We will deliver the comfort quilts to the people who are very difficult situation. Could you please help to announce it to the quilters? We accept any size of quilts(baby to adult).new or unused.

The deadline would be the end of May or later.

Send the quilts to: until the middle of April;

Naomi Ichikawa
Editor of Patchwork Quilt tsushin Patchwork Tsushin Co.,Ltd
5-28-3,Hongo,Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo,Japan zip:113-0033

after the middle of April

Naomi Ichikawa
Patchwork Tsushin Co.,Ltd
2-21-2,Yushima,Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo,Japan zip:113-0034

I will appreciate if you help me.

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