Canadian Quilts for Japan

29 Mar

Fellow Quilters,

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.

Cheers,

Patti

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5 Responses to “Canadian Quilts for Japan”

  1. Hania March 30, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    Congratulations Patti, we are very excited about your new blog!!!!!!!

  2. Aaron March 30, 2011 at 9:56 am #

    Good stuff Patti, we’ll have the logo done soon so you can add it to the post.

  3. Chris Dahl March 31, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    I wanted to share with you that I have been collecting information on this cause for the past week or so, and have posted all the info on my blog (under the tab “Comfort Quilts for Japan). There are now 2 locations in the US, (after I add yours there will be 2 for Canada, 1 in France, and 1 in South Africa!

    It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, you can still help!

    Thank you,
    Chris Dahl

  4. Glenda Spencer April 1, 2011 at 7:59 am #

    This is great Patti. I have put the word out to my customers and will get some down to you.

  5. Bev Rogan April 1, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

    Quilts for Japan based in Calgary Alberta is shipping not only Canadian donations but international donations as well to Japan. Our partner, Global Samaritan Resources based in Abilene, Texas has been conducting relief efforts around the globe partnering with other relief agencies in all major disasters over the years.

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