Quilts for Japan Sew in Press Release


Kris Driessen
Quiltbug.com Quilt Shop
Phone: (888) 817-6577 Fax: (518) 875-9401
E-mail: KrisDriessen@yahoo.com

Quilts for Japan Sew-In!
Quilters are providing warmth, support and hope to the people of Japan.

Esperance NY (April 4, 2011) The recent devastating earthquake and Tsunami in Japan has affected millions of people. In an effort to provide warmth and comfort to the survivors of Japan’s catastrophic events, quilters are being called upon to make and donate quilts which will be distributed to the affected areas.

Naomi Ichikawa, Editor of Patchwork Quilt in Tokyo Japan, recently reached out to Quilters to ask for their help and support to provide comfort quilts for families and children who have lost everything.

The Quiltbug Shop has responded by organizing a Sew-in at the United Methodist Church, 175 Main St, Esperance starting at noon on Sunday, April 10. Quilters can bring their own donations, or a kit will be provided. Helpers who do not have a sewing machine will be need to iron, sort and pack.

Lunch has been generously donated by neighbors Western Turnpike Deli and Hannafords, both located less than two miles from the shop. In addition, the church will be sponsoring a bake sale from 12 – 3 that day to help raise funds needed for shipping.

Donations of quilt supplies and items to use as door prizes are requested. These can be brought to the shop anytime before the event. Remember the Japanese proverb – ‘a friend who comes on a rainy day is your true friend’.

Located just over the Schoharie Creek bridge on Main St in Esperance, this quilt shop is packed with fabric, books, batting, patterns, notions, sewing supplies and other goodies beloved by quilters and crafters. If you’ve got the quiltbug, they’ve got the cure!

For more information, please contact Kris Driessen at 1-888-817-6577 or by E-mail at KrisDriessen@yahoo.com

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