When I came home from Quilt Market, I found that the hose behind my washing machine had overflowed sending lots of water into my sewing room. My husband had noticed, and cleaned up, the water that was in the laundry room. He didn't go into my sewing room though. Why would he?!?
Of course, I noticed this on Thursday, November 1. Sandy had already done her damage on the east coast. It's hard to feel sorry for having no measurable amount of water soaking a couple magazines and some fabric that will dry when so many others have had water wash away their houses. Sandy helped me keep things in perspective.
I have heard chatter about people wanting to donate quilts. Of course they are. That's what we do. It's nice to be able to donate money, but there's something about sending a quilt that tells people we are sending them our love. But we don't want all our time and effort not going to the people that need it. What to do? Today I heard about one reputable place to send quilts if it is something you are interested in.
Luana at eQuilter has worked with Mission of Love many times - for 9/11, Katrina, Haiti, and Japan relief efforts. She is collecting quilts for Sandy. If you want to send quilts, I would suggest sending them her way. Here is the link:
She will be updating that link with current information.
Thank you for being the good and kind people I know you are!
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