Monday, March 14, 2011

What Can I Do To Help?

I think we have all asked that question
of ourselves at some point in time.
The news from Japan  is almost
like watching a science fiction movie.
But the sad truth is, there is no fiction
involved in these terrifying images.
In those news reports I have seen
 people calmly waiting in line for
food and water.
I have seen families working together
to restore their lives and homes.
I have seen no looting, 
or riots breaking out.
I am humbled by the sheer
tenacity of those faced with
such ovewhelming adversity.
In response to my initial question,
"What can I do?"
As a quilter and a stitcher
I have found a project that,
"I can do to help".
Here is an excerpt from the blog
This project will be dedicated to helping those affected by the earthquake tsunami disaster in Japan. Per Hideko Ishida's request, all quilts will become a part of an exhibit in Japan where money will be raised by viewing the quilts. Ultimately, these quilts may be auctioned and the proceeds given to a charity designated by Hideko Ishida, our Japanese CQ Sister! We will keep everyone informed as time progresses. This project is open to the quilting community at large! You may track details on the Crazy Quilting International blog, or the ICQA Facebook page .

Guidelines are as follows:

Theme: Friendship and re-building of a country

Finished block size: 8 inches

Colors: Jewel Tones

Style: traditional or crazy quilt blocks will be accepted

For traditional quilt blocks, there are no pattern restrictions. The only requirements are the size and the colors. Finished size is to be 8 inches (20.32 cm). Please allow a half inch seam allowance. Colors are jewel tones. No restrictions to the type of fabric used.
For more information please,
click on this link
for the full details.
Love to all,
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