Sunday, May 8, 2016
I'm back-with a big project
If you were around in 2011, my group, Vacaville Binky Patrol organized a huge quilt drive and collected 1144 quilts to send to Sendai, Japan after the earthquake and tsunami there.
I've made contact with a lady on the receiving end and it looks like Fed Ex will provide shipping for us again. Our goal this time around is 500 quilts collected by July 15. I know, it's a huge goal, but I never believed we could collect so many last time.
If you would like to help out, we are accepting finished quilts from baby to queen size or quilt tops that need finishing. Batting is always appreciated as well.
I've already had two friends step up and offer spare bedrooms to store the quilts this time. Last time, I had a free family room and that was fully loaded with boxes by the end of the drive. This time around, it is full of quilting machines and fabric.
You could also join the efforts at the Facebook Group:
Quilts for Fort McMurray
If you are in Canada, there are many people offering quilting services for those quilt tops you are never going to get around to. Check it out!