Help Japan – Win this quilt

As a quilter who’s main focus is donation quilting, you’d think that I would be one of the first to make and send quilts after a disaster … well I’m not.

When I established HeartStrings one of the key elements was making and donating locally to fill the need in our own communities and although I do support projects of other members like Alycia’s QOV, most of my quilts are donated here or in a location of one of our sew-ins.

The cost of shipping quilts as well as being unable to know whether the quilts will actually make it to the intended recipient are two other reasons I prefer to donate locally versus sending quilts off in a disaster but most of all, I feel that the immediate need can most often be met with a monetary donation.

So although I’d already made a donation for those affected by the disaster in Japan, when I came across Jacquie’s post where she’s offering her readers a chance to win one of her quilts if they make a donation to the Red Cross (for relief efforts in Japan) I decided it was a wonderful way to help encourage others to donate and include my quilting in the process too.

So, by donating $10 or more, you can earn a chance to win this quilt. Click here to go to the Red Cross site and then come back here and comment writing your tracking number in the comment.

For donations of $50 or more, please enter a 2nd comment stating that you’re eligible for another chance to win.

I’ll draw the winner on April 1st and the drawing will stay open through March 31. I hope you all will join me in helping.

36 Responses to “Help Japan – Win this quilt”

  • Thank you for encouraging everyone to donate to the Red Cross relief fund and for donating one of your beautiful quilts. I donated this morning: tracking number 4721997

  • With my donation, I am eligible for another chance of winning your quilt.

    Tracking number 4721997

  • Oooh, I love that quilt and how wonderful of you to offer it as an incentive to making donations to the ARC.
    My tracking # 1555-8047-1-4326564-4754944

  • I donated $100 so I’d love another chance to win your quilt.

  • Debra:

    Tracking number is 1555-8047-1-4361184-4794876.
    How sad the situation in Japan. Keep them in your prayers. Thank you.

  • Julia:

    What a great way to help! I love it!
    My tracking #1555-8047-1-4365446-4799729

  • MJ:

    I love your cite.
    Thank you for encouraging everyone to donate to the Red Cross relief fund and for donating one of your beautiful quilts.

    My tracking # is


  • Hi, I donated $25, here is my tracking Number: 1555-8047-1-4382235-4819726. Thanks for making the donation easy.

  • Kathie L:

    Even without your incentive, I would have donated, but thanks for bringing the Red Cross to people’s attention. My tracking nubmer is 1555-8047-1-4384709-4822635

  • Mary:

    For Kathy Nyman — check Gmail for her email address.


  • marsha m:

    I have made a donation in honor of my friend Junco who is safe in Japan 1555-8047-1-4029452-4417438

  • marsha m:

    We made a donation greater than $100 As someone previously said we would have done this anyway. Thank you for doing this

  • Thanks for your generosity what a wonderful way to get us all on the bandwagon of giving!


  • This is my second post as you instructed if the donation was over $50. I can only imagine what these families are going though. First an earthquake, then a huge, huge wall of water, now cold weather and snow, and of course radiation. I can’t even begin to imagine….


  • Sheila:

    This is a beautiful gesture on your part, Mary! My code is 1555-8047-1-4492384-4967804

  • Pat Chubb:

    Just made a donation – my code # is 1555-8047-1-4534793-5014930. Very good idea!

  • Pat Chubb:

    Me again – I donated $50 so here is my second entry to try to win the beautiful quilt so I can send it along to Quilters Newsletter Magazine for the quilt drive for Japan.

  • My tracking # is 1555-8047-1-4542773-5023851.

  • Thank you for encouraging people to help others in need. You have a great heart. My tracking number is 1555-8047-1-4542889-502399.

  • And thank you for the chance to win your quilt! You have a gift.
    Tracking number for the over 50.00 donation:

  • Pam:

    We made a donation to the Red Cross of $100 and that will be matched by the company my husband works for. Tracking number 1555-8047-1-4543201-5024321 John & Pam Bennett

  • Pam:

    Me again – entering a second time for our donation of $100.

  • Cecile:

    Wow. Do a good thing, get a chance to win a good thing. Mary, You’re the BEST!!!
    Hope all’s well. New job is keeping me almost to busy to quilt… Still getting a little done!
    Visa Check Card 7353 – AM RED CROSS DONAT 800-797-8022 DC $50.00

  • Cecile:

    Oh! And with Living Social: You donate with them, and they match a $5. It’s not much, but brings my total to $60! 🙂 – HMI*LIVINGSOCIAL WASHINGTON DCUS $5.00-

  • Cynthia Hogan:

    Thank you for encouraging and reminding us to help Japan recover from this horrible disaster. Tracking Code: 1555-8047-1-4609585-5096747

  • Cynthia Hogan:

    I donated $50 so this is my second entry.
    Tracking Code: 1555-8047-1-4609585-5096747

  • Hi Mary – thanks for offering up such a beautiful quilt to encourage donations! I just did a $50 donation (1555-8047-1-4629889-5119236). Thanks for the opportunity to show my support!

  • And here’s my second comment. 🙂

  • Barbara W:

    Thanks for making an easy way to donate
    Tracking no 1555-8047-1-4667948-5161235

  • Kathie L:

    Like you, I am heartsick about the tragedies in Japan. I have a friend in Tokyo that I worry about. She’s OK, but suffering along with her countrymen. I donated $100 to the Red Cross. My tracking number is 1555-8047-1-4384709-4822635. Thanks for offering your beautiful gift as an incentive. Kathie L in Allentown

  • Mary:

    Second entry for Kathie L – $100 donation

  • Mary:

    Entry for Gloria Mauno — see comment on 3/25 post for email.

    What a great idea. Here’s is my tracking code 1555-8047-1-4660119-5152638. I did donate $100 so will be entering again. Thanks!

  • Mary:

    2nd entry for Gloria

    This is for my second entry, here’s the tracking code again 1555-8047-1-4660119-5152638

  • I donated to the Red Cross through my local Wells Fargo ATM last week, but went to the Red Cross website as you requested and donated again to help and for a chance to win your beautiful quilt. Here is the tracking # 1555-8047-1-4713682-5211690

    I am sending two tie quilts directly to Japan. Please visit my blog for more information about where to send there through July 2011.

  • Sandy Kahler:


    This is so nice of you to raise funds for Japan

    Sandy K

  • How sweet of you to think of others. #1555-8047-1-4721159-5220036

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