Quilts for Quake Survivors

In response to the devastation in Japan, friends of cool cottons, Daniela Caine and Susan Beal, are collecting fabric donations and rounding up quilters to sew Log Cabin quilts for the Japanese.

From their blog:

We have all seen the pictures of the devastating conditions after the Quake and the terrible aftermath. A lot of the survivors have lost their homes, their livelihood and loved ones.

The Japanese have given us so much inspiration with their wonderful aesthetics and incredible talent for creating beautiful handmade items. We for sure have been tremendously inspired by Japanese culture in our private and professional lives and were both lucky enough to have traveled to Japan several times and it was always the most refreshing experience.

Why Quilts you ask? Because quilts stand for love, warmth, and comfort. Log Cabin quilting is probably the easiest quilting method, extremely economical and yields beautiful results. It also symbolizes the heart of the home – the center square represents the lamplight or fire in the hearth, surrounded by the “logs” or walls of the log cabin. We’d like to share this feeling of friendship, home and warmth with those who need it most.

Head over to their website to offer support in whatever way you can.

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4 Responses to Quilts for Quake Survivors

  1. Sara Quigley says:

    I would like to help. I will have more time after 4/9 and have a home version of a long-arm. Please add my email to your mailing list or however you plan to keep everyone informed. Maybe I need to sign onto something??

    Thank you for organizing this.

    Sara Q

  2. coolcottons says:

    Hi, Sara. Thanks for your interest in supporting the project. The best thing you can do is to touch base with Susan Beal directly. You can reach her through her blog: http://westcoastcrafty.wordpress.com/

  3. Susan says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful support and help spreading the word, Alyssa, Pam and Marie! We are so appreciative and looking forward to the QfQ project growing with your help.

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