In the past few days, I have had several pleas for help, asking if Northcott could possibly assist in getting quilts to the earthquake/tsunami victims in Japan. I consulted with The Prez, and the answer is yes – Northcott will collect quilts sent from Canadian addresses and ship them to Japan at the end of April. Interested Canadian residents should send their quilts by end April to:
Northcott – Quilts for Japan
101 Courtland Ave.
Vaughan, ON L4K 3T5
Why only Canadian addresses, you ask? Because getting quilts across the US/Canada border is a nightmare, and rather costly. US residents, don’t despair! Your quilts are wanted too. Please send them to:
Mission of Love Foundation
2054 Hemlock Court
Youngstown, Ohio 44515 ~ U.S.A.
For more information, check out details at equilter.com. Our contact in Japan has requested NEW quilts only, please, up to a maximum size of 60″ x 70″. This is a fabulous oppurtunity to use up some of those fat quarters that are languishing in my stash. I think I may whip up a couple of super-quick quilts using Tricia Cribbs’ Turning Twenty… Again pattern and some of the new Stonehenge Skins fabrics (by Northcott, of course). I’m going to use a polyester batt because it is much lighter for shipping, and I find that it is warmer than cotton. I just purchased some new pantographs for my longarm machine, so this will be a great opportunity to try them out. I’ll keep you posted.