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Thread: Call for Quilts for Japan

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    Keepsake Quilting in Center Harbor, NH just put this on FB....


    Quilters Newsletter has long enjoyed a friendship with Patchwork Tsushin, a leading Japanese quilt magazine. So when Editor in Chief Naomi Ichikawa emailed to say her magazine is collecting comfort quilts for those impacted by the recent earthquake in Japan, we wanted to join the effort. QN will gather quilts from U.S. quiltmakers then forward them to Naomi and her staff, who will deliver them to those in need. (If you live outside the United States, email me as indicated below, and I will provide information on how you can send quilts directly to Naomi.)

    Here’s how you can be part of this important worldwide response:

    • Send quilts of any size from baby to adult to:

    Dana Jones
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    741 Corporate Circle, Suite A
    Golden, CO 80401

    • Mark your box: “Quilts for Japan.” OR enclose a note with the package
    • Send quilts as soon as possible and no later than April 30, 2011.
    • Enclose your name, address, phone number, and email address with the quilts.

    If you have questions you can email Dana Jones @ [email protected]

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    I am right on it...thanks

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    Just starting on a baby one now...already cut.

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    anybody in Colorado driving up to Golden?? I have several and hate to mail them if I dont' have to.

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    I'll try to have something done by then.

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    I'll start tomorrow...

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    STOP...there is another thread about this and QNM is saying to NOT mail any quilts to Japan directly until after May 1st...things are changing daily there and nobody even knows if the quilts will actually make it there!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-108712-1.htm

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    and they must be new quilts too!!! so much for some of the ones i had ready. I'll give those to my Cities charity shop and i have three new ones i can mail to Golden myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    STOP...there is another thread about this and QNM is saying to NOT mail any quilts to Japan directly until after May 1st...things are changing daily there and nobody even knows if the quilts will actually make it there!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-108712-1.htm

    It is my understanding that this is for the quilts that are being mailed from outside of the US. This way they don't need to mail them to the US and then have them sent to Japan; they can go directly to Japan.

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    thanks!

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    OK, let's do it.

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    Am glad to help!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popcorn
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    STOP...there is another thread about this and QNM is saying to NOT mail any quilts to Japan directly until after May 1st...things are changing daily there and nobody even knows if the quilts will actually make it there!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-108712-1.htm

    It is my understanding that this is for the quilts that are being mailed from outside of the US. This way they don't need to mail them to the US and then have them sent to Japan; they can go directly to Japan.
    No, the request from the Tokyo office of Patchwork Quilt Tsushin Magazine (the magazine that QNM is working with in Japan), is that quilts being mailed directly to them not be mailed until May 1st at the earliest. The country of origin does not matter.

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    Sorry, I guess I didn't make myself clear. The ones that are being sent to the Colorado address should be there before April 30th. Those that are not being sent to the Colorado address, but being mailed directly to Japan, are to be sent after May 1st.

    If anyone wants to follow this thread can go to Keepsake Quilting http://www.keepsakequilting.com/ and then click on their Facebook link to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    Quote Originally Posted by Popcorn
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    STOP...there is another thread about this and QNM is saying to NOT mail any quilts to Japan directly until after May 1st...things are changing daily there and nobody even knows if the quilts will actually make it there!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-108712-1.htm

    It is my understanding that this is for the quilts that are being mailed from outside of the US. This way they don't need to mail them to the US and then have them sent to Japan; they can go directly to Japan.
    No, the request from the Tokyo office of Patchwork Quilt Tsushin Magazine (the magazine that QNM is working with in Japan), is that quilts being mailed directly to them not be mailed until May 1st at the earliest. The country of origin does not matter.
    Sorry, I guess I didn't make myself clear. The ones that are being sent to the Colorado address should be there before April 30th. Those that are not being sent to the Colorado address, but being mailed directly to Japan, are to be sent after May 1st.

    If anyone wants to follow this thread can go to Keepsake Quilting http://www.keepsakequilting.com/ and then click on their Facebook link to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popcorn
    If anyone wants to follow this thread can go to Keepsake Quilting http://www.keepsakequilting.com/ and then click on their Facebook link to see it.
    Or you can go directly to Dana Jones' blog (she's the managing editor of QNM) to keep up on any changes to their plans. http://www.quiltersnewsletter.com/bl...lts-for-japan/

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    Thank you for posting. I will be doing one.

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    I would be afraid to mark 'quilts for Japan', because they may get stolen

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    Got some already "made" quilts. It"s on the way!!! :lol:

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    Hattiesburg's local quilt guild is collecting them and they told me until May 31st and it could be old/new quilts, it's cold over there and they need any quilts. Don't you feel for the poor people. I lived thur Katrina, thank God my house wasn't damaged but I did live one month without power, phone or cable. I had drinking water in just two day for I live in the county and have community water.

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    I read something the other day that said if you were considering sending quilts, not to send them until late April or May. I can't remember what the exact reason was.

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    I have three quilts I just bought at a auction, will clean them and send them. Thanks for forwarding this info I was looking for a way I could help.

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    I'm just starting to learn quilting but I will try to get one together. I have an afghan I have to put together I would be willing to send it also if someone could let me know if they would like it sent with quilts. I've been looking for someone to give to that's in need. Please let me know. thanks.

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    I don't think it is a good ides to mark the outside of the box with Quilts, good chance it could be stolen. I was once told to never mark the outside of the box that there is a quilt inside.

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    I have just finished pinning fronts to backs...I will be birthing my baby quilts. Then all I have to do is some FM, and they will be on the way...
    I don't intend to write quilts on the box. I will enclose a note, attached to the quilts.

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