Calling all Quilters..
Do you have fabric lounging in your stash? Do you need an excuse to purchase more fabric? How about making a quilt for someone affected by superstorm Sandy. The cold months are upon us and many families have been displaced and are in need if warm blankets. A quilt donated in their time of need speaks volumes to the soul. It reminds the recipient that someone was thinking about them during this time of crisis.
There are three main efforts that are going on in the NY/NJ area. Pick one, two, or send to all three. See the detailed information below. If you need more information do not hesitate To go directly to their website.
WHAT WE NEED:
- QUILTS AND BLANKETS are needed ASAP.
- Home-made or Store Bought QUILTS AND BLANKETS: ANY SIZE.
- Quilts will be accepted, and handed out as quickly as they come in.
- LABEL YOUR QUILTS, Name, address and email. The person who receives your quilt may want to thank you themselves.
Send Quilts & Blankets to:
Attn: Pete Gonzalez
311 East 175th Street
Bronx, NY 10457
PLEASE Include INSIDE THE BOX CLEARLY WRITTEN
- Your name
Please ship them with delivery confirmation.
Any questions, Please email:
Thanks to AQS authors Linda Hahn and Linda Poole, we have established a connection with the Project Linus office in New Jersey. Hillary Roberts, who is president of Project Linus NJ, Inc., is prepared to receive and distribute quilts through the New Jersey National Guard and other outlets that will put the quilts in the hands of those who need them most.
Please follow the following guidelines when sending your quilts:
- Quilts should be twin to queen sizes.
- Please include your contact information (name, address, phone and/or email.) Project Linus will try to let you know where your quilt is heading.
- Quilts should be machine washed and wrapped to keep the quilts fresh in transport.
Hillary Roberts, President
Project Linus NJ, Inc.
79 Jackson Street
Keyport, NJ 07735
*Hurricane Sandy – 5000 Quilts*
We have a goal of 5000 quilts for Sandy victims, this is going to be a HUGE effort, and we ask all of you generous quilters to PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE GUIDELINES and watch for our updates.
After carefully reading through all of our guidelines, if you STILL have questions, All queries should go directly to eQuilter Customer Service at:
I’d like to suggest that you make bed-sized quilts for families who have lost everything. The smaller sizes below would be a minimum size for that size bed – the larger size is obviously a more generous sized quilt.
Small Twin – 65″ x 85″
Larger Twin – 75″ x 98″
Small Double/Full – 80″ x 88″
Large Double/Full – 83 x 106″
Small Queen – 86″ x 93″
Large Queen – 102″ x 112″
We will of course accept crib, lap or king size quilts, but we suggest you aim for a twin, full or queen size if possible.
You can find FREE PATTERNS for this project at:
- eQuilter Pattern Page – http://www.equilter.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_patmain.html
- Timeless Treasures Pattern page – http://www.ttfabrics.net/patterns/
You can drop off the quilts IN PERSON ONLY during business hours Monday through Friday (7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) at eQuilter in Boulder Colorado, or you can ship the quilts directly to Timeless Treasures’ Warehouse at:
Timeless Treasures Fabrics
161 East 11th Avenue
Roselle, NJ 07203
If you wish a confirmation of delivery, then you will need to ship with a tracking number. For security, do not mark the box with the word “quilts”.
If you wish to drop off at Timeless Treasures NYC offices in person, please do so during normal business hours:
Mon thru Fri, 9 to 5: Timeless Treasures Fabrics
New York, NY 10013
This project will go on for several months, but we have not set a deadline yet.
If you are unable to donate a quilt, check out the website for more ways to contribute to this cause.