With the devastation in West, Texas after the fertilizer plant fire and explosion, I wanted to do something to help the folks there. As I mentioned Thursday night, even when there is insurance to cover all your losses, and that isn’t always the case, it’s still very touching to know there are still people out there who are willing to give of themselves in your time of need. When blog readers sent so many quilts for the Joplin tornado victims, I will never forget the looks on the faces of the people to whom I handed a quilt and told them that quilters all over the United States were praying for them.
If you can do it and if you can do it quickly and if you’re so inclined, you may send quilts to me and I will get them distributed to the folks who need them. Vince said he would go with me to the area but instead of driving around looking for people to give the quilts to, I will work with friends in the Waco area, local guilds and local churches and have them do the actual distribution. If that’s ok with you and if you want to send quilts, please send me an email ([email protected]) and I will send you my address.
I will be able to quilt a few if you have a top or two that needs quilting and binding. Please email me to make sure I am not overwhelmed with this project before sending them to me.
Also, Jo has offered to do some quilting too. Please read her blog post here for details.
There are no size limits. I’m sure there are babies, children, teens and adults who could use a quilt. I do ask that you send only new quilts — not used or worn quilts.
UPS, Fed Ex or the U. S. Mail are all acceptable ways to send the quilts to me.
As far as a deadline, I would like to make one trip to the Waco area, and would like to get these out sooner rather than later. Please have your quilts to me by May 31 so that we can make a trip over there the first week in June.
If you have any questions (other than my address), please post them here since others probably have the same questions. I will answer them in the comments section.