I have had several of you email recently asking if the shipment of donated quilts that Northcott sent to Japan had arrived, and the answer is YES! Naomi, my contact in Japan, tells me that she has received over 4000 quilts for the earthquake/tsunami victims, including the 1,603 that were collected from fellow Canadians. Most of these have already found their way into the grateful hands of those who need them. The photos below are taken in the temporary relief centers. I think the smile on the face of the woman in this photo says it all. A HUGE thank you from Naomi and all of the recipients.
I missed thanking a couple of groups that were involved in the effort to send the quilts to Japan: Thanks to Fran Smith and her group from Port Alberni, BC for sending boxes of quilts. Also thanks to Advance Shipping for providing Northcott with clear plastic bags for all of the quilts.
My oh-so-talented piecer Susanne and I have been busy as bees, whipping up 3 quilts for upcoming issues of Love of Quilting and Easy Quilts. I wanted to share them with you – they will be in late Fall/Winter issues, and kits are available from shopfonsandporter.com once the issues are shipped.