A group of wonderful women here in Portland have put together a project to make quilts for survivors of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
They have recruited quite a few participants and they are sewing up a storm. I learned about the project from dear friend Alicia Paulson’s Posie Gets Cozy blog.
What’s a quilter to do, I ask? Make a quilt to contribute to the project, of course.
So I whipped one out in a hurry, using Elizabeth Hartman’s Mod Sampler Quilt pattern and some of my most favorite Kaffe Fassett bright colorful prints that I’ve been saving up for something special.
I made a back from a row of the mod blocks and some leftover fabric from former projects…
Tonight I delivered it to Cool Cottons, where a sewathon for Quilts for Quake Survivors was going on. There will be further work sessions where someone will quilt it on a long arm quilting machine, before it gets sent on its way.
I wish I could watch it on its journey to comfort someone in Japan. What better use could there be for a quilt? If you are a quilter or can sew, I hope you join in this worthy project, there are many ways you can help.
Who knows, maybe someday we’ll be the ones who need quilts for comfort…