I am in Athens Ohio this weekend for Quilt National, and I will be reporting on this show in my midweek Creative Nudge newsletter.
Oklahoma Tornado Quilt Relief
On May 20, 2013, a monster tornado with the highest EF5 rating hit Moore Oklahoma, with winds topping 200 mph. 13,000 homes were destroyed or seriously damaged.
Mission of Love and eQuilter are partnering to bring a truckload of disaster relief and comfort quilts to Oklahoma on June 27-28.
You can help by sending your donated comfort quilts to Mission of Love, or dropping them off IN PERSON at eQuilter's warehouse in Boulder Colorado, by June 20. (Do NOT ship to eQuilter, only ship directly to Mission of Love.)
You can also help us purchase disaster relief supplies by donating funds via PayPal directly to Mission of Love, so we can buy in bulk and load up that truck ahead of time.
You can send your donations and quilts to:
Mission of LOVE
2054 Hemlock Court
Youngstown, Ohio 44515
Or you can make a monetary donation via the Mission of LOVE web site:
www.missionoflove.org via Pay Pal.
Please join our hands in order to extend our hands to those in need via our Mission of LOVE for the " LOVE of MOORE. " Kathy Price and I will personally hand deliver your donations of quilts and monetary donations to the real people in need.
READ QUILT GUIDELINES BELOW ON THIS PAGE PLEASE!
If you are in Oklahoma and have photos of the tornado's devastation, please
send them to us and we will share them online.
May 24 Update:
eQuilter *Hurricane Sandy - 1777 Quilts Received*
Thank you to Timeless Treasures and owners Ellen and Dave Brown, for providing the warehouse and staff to receive, process, store and distribute these quilts for Hurricane Sandy victims. We are so grateful that we could partner with you in this relief effort!
This project has ended and the last batch of quilts are being distributed this week. We are now starting a quilt relief drive for the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes last week.
Many thanks to Joy McKeon from Harris Publications who has helped to transport donated quilts to distribution points.
Here is a list of organizations that have received and distributed your donated quilts to those in need - thank you Quilters - and thank you Joy!
--The Island Park Volunteer Fire Department
--Breezy Point FDNY
--Fire Departments, Community Center and Churches in the following towns: Breezy Point, Queens; Far Rockaway, Queens and Island Park, LI
--Community Center in the Edgemere section of Far Rockaway
--Shorefront Y in Brighton Beach Brooklyn - they were distributing them at a church event in a local Latino neighborhood reaching a community that doesn't frequent this Y much (this Y is located in a predominately Russian neighborhood).
--Gerritsen Beach in Brooklyn - a tent area where residents come for food and supplies.
--Far Rockaway Nazarene Church as I've read they are always in need of supplies. They serve hot meals daily and provide a clothing, food and supply pantry to the neighborhood that has been hit hard by the storm. The minister said those quilts would all be gone the next morning.
--Santa for Sandy organization in Midland, Staten Island
Hurricane Sandy Photo page:
eQuilter *QUILTS for HURRICANE SANDY*
We wish you a safe holiday weekend, and a happy summer!
May 25 - Quilt National in Athens OH
May 30 - Deadline SAQA Andover Design Contest
July 20 - Not Fade Away - Quilt Alliance
- in conjunction with Sacred Threads
Aug 8-10 - Birmingham UK Festival of Quilts