Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Quilts for Japan : UPDATE

Dana Jones, managing editor of Quilter's Newsletter

.... if you are sending Quilts for Japan directly to Japan: do not send them until May 1 at the earliest.

.....if you are sending quilts to Quilters Newsletter in Colorado for their collection for Japan, mail new quilts immediately, or no later than April 30, 2011 to:

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

• Mark your box: “Quilts for Japan" or just "Japan"
• Enclose your name, address, phone number, and email address with the quilts.

Japanese Address:
Patchwork Tsushin Co.Ltd
Tohoku Kanto Earthquake Comfort Quilts
113-0033 Tokyo, Bunkyoku, Hongo 5-28-3

If you have additional questions for the American Editor and mailing them here:email Senior Editor Dana Jones.

Please send only new quilts! And if the situation develops as it did in Haiti, keep updated because eventually, they may truly only want money and transportation and delivery may make the whole idea too challenging or not even practical.

Wonder how quilts are used in Japan and what colors, styles are most appreciated? Check Jan MacFadyen's blog and her letter from Sandra Shigeno with wonderful information on that. It's important for all of us to understand and appreciate cultural differences and know that quilts are not always appropriate for donation.

Read Dana Jone's (Senior Editor at QN) own amazing story of an earthquake she experienced in Japan at the International Quilt Week Yohohama in November. As a quilter you will understand,connect, laugh, and maybe cry in the wake of things now, to her own quilter's experience.


  1. Anonymous6:04 AM

    Awesome story. Thanks, Michele!

  2. Thanks for the information Michele! Great cause.

  3. Anonymous12:48 PM

    Thanks so much for the update. I am following this thread with great interest. (Laura M.)

  4. Good to know and loved the link to the story! We all relate to that1

  5. I should've known you would have the answer to how we can help, I was by Pink penquin the other day and everyone is asking for money. I had in my mind and heart to make quilts for the kids and family some quilts. I thought about how every body needs a safety blanket young and old and why not a quilt. Then I see your posting about sending the quilts, God must've send me to your blog today to find this....Thank you Michele.

  6. Thank you, Michele...mine are packed up and waiting for a day off to go to the post office...I am waiting until May 1st, though.

  7. Thank you, Michele, the update has very useful information.