Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Japan Disaster Relief - UPDATE

Wow, Japan. It's heart wrenching to watch the events unfold there. I have many friends and family who have lived and worked in Japan over the years. It seems out of place to imagine some place so cosmopolitan and thriving enduring this kind of real world crisis.
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Do you read Tea Rose Home? Sachiko is an uber-talented gal with lots of lovely tutorials and inspiration. She grew up in the area of Japan where much of the greatest damage has taken place.  Her family still lives in that area. You can read more about their situation on Sachiko's blog.  She has also researched and suggests a fabulous place to donate if you are able. Click on the button at the top for more information.  Sounds cliche, but we all know every little bit helps.

POST EDIT: There is a great demand for urgent shipments of quilts to Japan.  If you're local, April Rosenthal is coordinating an event in Orem, Utah on Saturday March 19 to come tie quilts to be donated to LDS Charities and sent to Japan.  Here's the details.  I saw the call for quilts, but felt helpless as to how I could pull something together quickly. Thanks for filling that need, April. I'll be there!
If you're not local, but still want to help, Heather is also putting together another {Modern} Relief fundraiser for Japan. For more information, go here.


  1. My niece lives not too far from the epicenter. She and her husband (who is Japanese) are safe and have relocated. She teaches English there and email this morning said "they" (not sure who "they" are) are sending English back to the States this weekend. Such devastation is nearly unimaginable. I will check out the website and blog. Thanks, Amy.

  2. just as an FYI... I checked here:


    and they are in need of quilts!

  3. hey darlin!

    lOVE for you to be a member of {Modern} Relief - Japan! tried to find ya on Flickr?? Where are ya?? haha...

    xo, H

  4. I will be giving through our ward too. It is heartbreaking what has happened to those in Japan. My prayers are with them.

  5. Hi Amy, thank you soo much for this post! I deeply appreciate it. I just posted the new post with the info you gave me on my blog. I hope a lot of people will come!

  6. I shared the quilting efforts on my blog.

  7. This was posted recently on facebook:

    Quilters Newsletter Magazine This is a copy of a letter sent to Valerie Hearder from Naomi Ichikawa, Editor of Patchwork Tshushin.
    Dear Quilters: 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 situation. 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 or(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. Nao

  8. Amy, it was nice seeing you today at the church. I loved how so many women could just show up to an unfamiliar place to a room full of unfamiliar women and just fit right in. It was wonderful being there.


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