1 Apr

Fellow Quilters,
So much has happened in the past few days that my head is spinning!  Shortly after my post on March 29, I was contacted by Bev Rogan, a fellow Canuck in Calgary, who is also collecting quilts for the victims in Japan.  Bev has set up a website www.quiltsforjapan.ca with lots of helpful information for quilters wanting to donate quilts.  She has managed to connect with Global Samaritan Resources, who will cover the cost of sending the quilts in their 40,000 square ft container – that’s a lot of quilts!  Bev would like Northcott to partner with her, and I think it’s a great idea – Northcott’s resources can go further now – perhaps toward a second or third shipment as well.  Any quilters in western Canada wishing to send a quilt could send their quilt to Bev in Calgary instead of Northcott in the Toronto area.  She has suggested Greyhound Express as a method of shipping, as they seem to be cheapest by far.  The address is:
Bev Rogan
38 Rockbluff Close NW
Calgary, AB T3G 5B1
(403)274-4193
As with all of the groups collecting and donating quilts, our goal is the same – get these “blankets of love” to those who so desperately need them.  I am in the process of attempting to connect some of those who have requested quilts with the aid organizations that have the resources to deliver the quilts.  In the meantime, my talented piecing assistant Susanne will be piecing a couple of large lap quilts (the most requested size) so that I can quilt them.  Susanne says it’s the least she can do to help.  I’ll keep you posted…

Cheers,
Patti

3 Responses to “”

  1. Debbie Bates April 4, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    Your blog is so pretty Ms Patti! Looking forward to more good things.

    • Debbie Bates April 4, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

      sorry – I should also have mentioned that Janome Canada is also working with Bev on collecting Quilts for Japan

  2. Daphne Greig April 13, 2011 at 9:56 am #

    Hi there Patti,
    Glad to have you here in the Blogosphere! My quilts for Japan will be on their way to Calgary tomorrow. I went through my bins and decided some pattern quilts have just been waiting for a great new home.

    I’m looking forward to hearing all about your life inside and outside Northcott!

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