We wanted to share some charity quilting drives that are near to our hearts this month! Please email us at portlandmodernquiltguild at gmail.com if you have any questions about contributing.
Our October charity quilting drive is Treats 4 Troops, organized by Shauna McCain of St. Helens - this is her husband with their little daughters! She's gathering small quilts (throw size is great) to send as comforting holiday gifts to the soldiers in her husband's platoon in Afghanistan. The 697th Engineer Corp. out of Fort Hood has 40 members, and two are female. If you'd like to give a quilt or another gift, check out the Treats 4 Troops FB page or email Shauna directly at skillens02 at hotmail.com - she'll be shipping everything next week. Thank you, Shauna!
Our November charity quilting drives are both helping those in need after Hurricane Sandy - warm quilts are desperately needed as the temperature drops!
First, Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Moda Fabrics let us know that they are hosting a drive called QUILTS & BLANKETS: ASAP!
Having missed the entire storm, by being in Houston for Market, I felt helpless as my family were in NYC without me. I started to organize a quilt drive for our area while I was still in Houston.
Once home, I realized how seriously the storm affected my neighborhood, my friends, and fellow New Yorkers, CT, PA and NJ... Homes have been wiped off the face of the earth, people are cold, and wet, and we have rain and snow coming. I need to be able to help NOW.
Send Handmade or Store-Bought Quilts & Blankets to:
Basic Housing, Inc.
Attn: Robert Gonzalez / H.SANDY
540 East 180th Street, Bronx, NY 10457
PLEASE Include INSIDE THE BOX CLEARLY WRITTEN
your name, email & address & Phone
please ship them with delivery confirmation.
Ale's friend Mike, who's working with The Rockaway Renegades as part of Occupy Sandy Relief NYC, would also love to gather quilts to give to those in need, particularly vulnerable seniors living in high rise buildings in the city. The Rockaway Renegades are an all volunteer based, direct action group committed to the cleanup and relief effort currently underway in the Rockaways following the devastation left behind by Hurricane Sandy.
Please send quilts for seniors to:
66 Nassau Ave, Apt 2
Brooklyn, NY 11222
If you'd like to donate quilts or blankets of any size to Quilts & Blankets ASAP or The Rockaway Renegades, you can bring them by Just Quilting PDX during the week (call Nancy first at 503-234-0403) or to our Nov. 15 meeting at PNCA. PMQG will handle and pay for shipping of our collective quilt donations to either of the Hurricane Sandy drives!
Thanks and see you on the 15th!