Hello everyone, it feels good to be back here writing a blog post again.
Like many of you, I am deeply saddened by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. So much anguish and sorrow. It makes me wish I was able to fly a helicopter to rescue survivors or deliver supplies. But, since I can't fly a helicopter (yet *wink*), I feel like I need to do something.
So..., when I read about the Hearts and Hands for Sendai project being generated by the Crazy Quilt International Yahoo Group, I was eager to participate. Putting my heart and hands to work sounds like something I can do...(though I'm not ruling out helicopters in the future)...
The project is dedicated to helping those affected by the earthquake tsunami disaster in Japan and is inspired by one of the Crazy Quilt International members and fellow bloggers, Hideko Ishida, who lives in Sendai.
To participate, you must pay a small donation of $10 and make an 8" finished size block using either crazy quilting or sane quilting techniques. The color palette is "jewel tones" and the blocks will be assembled into quilts to be exhibited in Japan where money will be raised by viewing the quilts. The quilts may be eventually auctioned but this will be decided at a later date.
You can view all the details of participation on the Crazy Quilt International blog, on Facebook or here on Leslie's Pinyon Creek Stitchin' blog. If you can't make a block, direct donations will be accepted through Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be forwarded to Hideko to donate to the charity of her choosing.
Tomorrow I'll tell you about the great day I had meeting fellow blogging friend, Elizabeth Woodford of Elizabeth Creates...
Until then, good night everyone.