Friday, March 18, 2011

Quilts for Japan

Hello All,
I just read this blog post on The Quilter Magazine website and wanted to pass it on to all our friends. As we watch the horrible events unfolding in Japan and many of us wonder what can we do to help, Here is a way, donate a quilt. I have always felt being wrapped in a quilt is like getting a hug from someone who cares. Well here is our chance to let the Japanese know the world cares for their suffering. So please consider sending a quilt to Japan and pass this on to your quilting groups. Thanks for listening.

Dear Quilters: It is still bad situation now in Japan. We are still nervous about shaking and radiation, but no way to escape. I start to announce to the quilters to send us comfort quilts for the people who are suffered. I would like to [ask] the world quilters. We will deliver the comfort quilts to the people who are very difficult situation. Could you please help to announce it to the quilters? We accept any size of quilts (baby to adult), new or unused.

After the end of April,please send the quilts to:
Naomi Ichikawa, Editor
Patchwork Tsushin Co., Ltd.,
2-21-2, Yushima, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo, JAPAN 113-0034
I will appreciate if you help me. Nao
Note from Patricia Cummings:

When mailing any quilts, it is important to NOT write the word “Quilt” anywhere on the outside of the package, if you want a better chance of it reaching its destination.
As you know, quilters always step up to the plate when there is a critical need for “comfort quilts” such as those being requested in the letter. I am re-posting this note, so that you will have addresses in Japan to send quilts. As she said, any size is acceptable and they can be for babies or adults. Please help, if you can. If you can’t make a quilt, please help spread the word by re-posting this note to your guild or group page or Facebook page.
Patricia Cummings

Quilter’s Muse Publications


  1. Thank you. I've been looking for a way to send a quilt to Japan. Many thanks.

  2. Thank you Heidi - I will pass along this information on my blog also - thank you!