I follow a number of Quilting Blogs and Facebook Pages. This past week I saw several that I’d like to share with you.
First: Carole writes her blog – From My Carolina Home. From her blog title you might guess she lives in one of the Carolinas. She has organized and connected with groups that are providing quilts to families that have lost everything in Hurricanes Florence & Michael in North Carolina. Read about her Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project and see what is needed and where to send blocks, tops and/or completed quilts, if you would like to help.
In 1989, we were in South Carolina when Hurricane Hugo hit. I remember one thing from that time – the feeling that we were forgotten and the world just went on without us. So many people that survived Hurricanes Florence & Michael and the California fires have lost everything or nearly everything. Their “normal” may never be the same. While we are waking up each morning, having breakfast, going about our day, having dinner and sleeping in our nice warm beds, many people are right this minute struggling to find their new normal and recover from their losses. It doesn’t happen over night or even in just a few weeks. A quilt won’t make everything right again, but it will remind them that someone cares and is thinking of them.
Second: Still about quilts, but changing topics. It continually astounds me that quilts get stolen from quilt shows. Click here to read more about the four quilts that were stolen from Fall Market in Houston a couple of weeks ago.
This quilt was stolen – if found please contact Pam Bud of Heartspun Quilts.
These three quilts were also taken from the same booth. If you see any of these quilts posted for sale, contact Pam AT Heartspunquilts DOT com.
Third: I saw this on Robert Kaufman’s Facebook Page:
We are working to wrap our heads around the devastation occurring in our home state of California. Our hearts go out to all those affected by these fires, as well as the brave first responders who put their lives on the line to give us hope. We are donating this stack of quilts to the Sewing Arts community quilt effort, which will be given directly to those affected by the fires (both in Northern and Southern California). If you live in the area, please see their Instagram post (https://www.instagram.com/p/BqIGfPUnjQH/… ) to learn how you can participate.
If you are not local to Southern California but still want to contribute, Robert Kaufman is running a quilt drive from now through the end of the year. If you send a finished quilt (baby/throw or larger) to:
Robert Kaufman, attn: Elisabeth Hardy, 129 W. 132nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90061 and include your name and address with the quilt, we will send you a thank you gift, and will make sure the quilts get into the hands of those who are affected by these fires. #quiltsforCA
I have found that Quilters are always eager to share their creations to give comfort & hugs to those going through difficult times. If you are willing/able to assist in any of these worthy projects, contact the organizers directly. And I Thank You!
Happy Stitching & Moving