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.
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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, http://crazyquiltinginternational.blogspot.com or the ICQA Facebook page http://tinyurl.com/4h3x28a .




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,
Deb

10 comments:

DeeDee said...

Deb I hope you response is great and spans wide...my heart is certainly wiht those people in Japan... and my daily prayers also...

Just the Two of US said...

I'm having lots of giveaways over @ www.meandyougirl.blogspot.com during this month for my birthday! Go check them out and tell your friends to enter!


Love you and I continue to pray for you all.

Girls night soon pleaseeeee!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

What a great project. I am going to check it out. Hope things are going good for you and family.
QMM

Eileen Bergen said...

I'm sending this link to my quilting friends. Thanks for letting us know.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Deb,
what a wonderful project!!!My heart just goes out to the people of Japan.I put your link on my blog but you saw it already.
Hugs,
Marie

Sharon said...

Thanks for the info. I have relatives in Japan and it was a long wait to hear that they are OK. This tragedy will take a long long time to heal.

Susan deGeneres said...

Hi Deb,

I can hardly bear to think of what the people in Japan are going through. I hope things are better for your dear husband. What a scare you had!

Hugs,
Susan

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

This is such a great project, my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Allie Hembree said...

This article talks about why there is no looting in Japan.

http://caffertyfile.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/15/why-is-there-no-looting-in-japan/?hpt=T1

Mya said...

How wonderful when you can use your talents, have fun, and know you are aiding someone else.
It is almost like putting you there to help.

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