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.