Saturday, March 19, 2011

Another avenue for sending "comfort quilts" to Japan....

This was posted by Valerie Hearder on the SAQA newslist.  It is another option for anyone who is considering sending a quilt or quilts to people who have been displaced due to the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan:

This morning I received an email from Naomi Ichikawa, Editor of Patchwork Quilt Tsushin Magazine.
Naomi lives in Tokyo and her mother and brother survived the tsunami in Sendai.

Naomi asked me to please spread the word about the plea for comfort quilts.
I hope you can help with this.

Here is Naomi's request:

Dear Valerie
It is still bad situation now in Japan. 
We are still nervous about shaking and radiation,but no way to escape.

I start to announce to the quilters to send us comfort quilts for the
people who are suffered.I would like to do it to the world quilters.
We will deliver the comfort quilts to the people who are very difficult
Could you please help to announce it to the quilters?

We accept any size of quilts(baby to adult).new or unused.
The deadline would be the end of May or later.

★Send the quilts to:
(until the middle of April)
Naomi Ichikawa,Editor of Patchwork Quilt tsushin
Patchwork Tsushin Co.,Ltd
5-28-3,Hongo,Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo,Japan zip:113-0033

(after the middle of April)
Naomi Ichikawa
Patchwork Tsushin Co.,Ltd
2-21-2,Yushima,Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo,Japan zip:113-0034

I will appreciate if you help me.



  1. Leslie,
    If you can't afford to send quilts directly to Japan, here is a place you can send them in Colorado that will ship them to Japan.

  2. Thanks, Anna. Also, Luana Rubin has info on another US-based collection spot. I'll certainly send our SAMQG quilt on to one of these, and soon!


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