This morning I got up a bit early, yet again, to work for a few minutes on my last Quilts for Quake Survivors quilt. I’ve worked on five different quilts–making patchwork squares, quilting the sandwiches and hand-stiching the binding on others. I haven’t been able to do as much as I would like, but it’s been something. I’m grateful to Susan and Daniela for spearheading the project and making something good happen after a very tragic event.
And now there is yet another with the fires in Texas. Hundreds of people are without homes, everything they owned turned to ash as the fires continue raging through the tinderbox that Texas has become. I had wondered what might happen to help these folks out, alonside the Red Cross and various agencies. I wanted to know if there were blankets or quilts needed and sure enough, a Facebook post announced the first that I saw on Tuesday morning. And now there are more.
Country Living Quilts is accepting pillowcases, a quick and easy project, that will be distributed in Marquez and Bastrop areas. They can be sent to Country Living Quilts, 1816 CR 427, Marquez, TX 77865.
Project Linus at the Quilt Haus in New Braunfels is requesting extra donations of finished crib size quilts. They can be mailed to The Quilt Haus; 651 N Business 35, #510; New Braunfels, TX 78130.
And the folks at Modern Day Quilts are asking for 45″ x 60″, as well as twin size, quilts. They can be sent to Valli & Kim Quilt Shop, Attn: Wildfire Quilts, 700 West Highway 290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
I’ll be back at my trusty ol’ machine this weekend, seeing what I can make happen for others, along with a project for myself. I’m three quilts behind for nieces and nephews. Time to get caught up, I suppose. Maybe I can whip up a few tops this weekend. Just maybe.