I wanted to focus on how we as quilters can help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Donated quilts will not solve all the problems of those who’ve been impacted, but they can help keep them warm through the cold winter and provide a warm “hug” to let them know someone cares!
The American Quilter’s Society has teamed up with Project Linus in New Jersey to collect and distribute quilts to those in need. Project Linus usually focuses on giving quilts as a hug to children who have suffered trauma due to illness or loss.
However, when disaster strikes, they are more than willing to expand their scope to reach as many people as possible. You can get the shipping address for quilt donations as well as needed quilt specifications here.
Timeless Treasures has generously donated warehouse space to receive the quilts. Click here for the shipping address and detailed instructions on how to donate your quilt.
The quilt at left was photographed at the Houston Quilt Festival and was made by Marianne Williamson.
The Quilting Gallery is doing their part to help by hosting a quilt block drive. They will be matching up those who want to sew blocks with those who would be willing to assemble the completed quilts. You can register here to participate. There is even a free tutorial on how to make scrappy wonky log cabin blocks for this heroic project.
I know my local guild plans on coordinating efforts of our members as well, so I will be sure to donate a quilt and some supplies. Please check with your local guild, too!