routinely have sew-ins and collections for various organizations
in our area but this time I'm putting the call out for our far-flung
My friend, Pat Sloan, did a great job posting on her blog about the quilt/blanket
collection. Pat mentions our friend Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Victoria's
efforts in collecting not only quilts but store bought blankets.
Here is what Victoria has to say on her blog
SANDY hits our area
SUPER STORM SANDY
has devastated much of our area.
QUILTS AND BLANKETS are needed ASAP.
Homemade or Store Bought, ANY SIZE.
Quilts will accepted, and handed out as quickly as they come in.
We have 150 quilts being delivered Thursday or Friday of this week to the Rockaways.
Thank you cards will not be sent out due to the urgency of the events of SANDY.
REAL THANKS: LABEL YOUR QUILTS, Name, address and email.
The person who receives your quilt may want to thank you themselves.
Send Quilts to:
Basic Housing, Inc. Attn: Robert Gonzalez / H.SANDY 540 East 180th Street,
Bronx, NY 10457
PLEASE Include INSIDE THE BOX CLEARLY WRITTEN your name, email & address
please mail them with delivery confirmation.
Any questions, Please email:
A Note from Victoria:
Super Storm Sandy and my area of the world.
Having missed the entire storm, by being in Houston for Fall Quilt Marke & Festival, I felt helpless as my family were in NYC without me. I started to organize a quilt drive for our area while I was still in Houston.
Once home, I realized how seriously the storm affected my neighborhood, my friends, and fellow New Yorkers, CT, PA and NJ… Homes have been wiped off the face of the earth, people are cold, and wet, and we have rain and snow coming. I need to be able to help NOW.
I just had a call from Raul Russi, Head of the Acacia Network, whom I had previously partnered with on myBUMBLEBEANSBASICS.com Quilt Drive for homeless families being taken out of shelters and put into transitional housing.
He said, “We have 150-200 quilts here, right now. And since the rest of my families are INSIDE already, can we deliver these quilts in our medical trucks to the people in the Rockaways, NOW?” I said, “YES! Let’s go!”
So if you can help, PLEASE...PLEASE...send something. You may not have time
to make a quilt right now but it doesn't have to be a homemade quilt, they just need blankets to keep them warm.