Monday 21 March 2011

Comfort Quilts for Japan

Sorry, vandaag geen vertaling. Ben mijn reis naar NL aan het voorbereiden!

I have seen on different blogs this appeal for comfort quilts for Japan. The original appeal comes from Naomi Ichikawa, the editor of the Japanese quilting magazine "Quilt Tsushin Magazine".
Naomi lives in Tokyo and her mother and brother survived the tsunami in Sendai. 

Here is a clear explanation of what is needed and Naomi’s personal request translated into English.

*Comfort Quilts are quilts to ease pain and sadness. In North America, at times of natural disasters or when there is a need in foster facilities, volunteer quilters have had the custom of donating quilts. There are no definite requirements but quilts with warm batting and light stitching are made for both children and adults.
Patchwork Tsushin (link) is asking for donations of any quilt (brand new or in nearly new condition after washing) or any quilt that quilters might take on to make especially for this cause. There are no size requirements but quilts either square or rectangular and at least 100 cm large (approximate 40 inches) would be appreciated. Rather than works of art or quilts for showing, quilts that can and are appropriate for use are necessary. Baby quilts for newborns are especially welcome. Any quilter’s level (beginning and advanced) is appreciated.

Mailing address:
Patchwork Tsushin Co.Ltd
Tohoku Kanto Earthquake Comfort Quilts
〒113-0033 Tokyo, Bunkyoku, Hongo 5-28-3
Telephone 03-3816-5538

Please pack quilts in plastic for handling and send by delivery service. Please assume sending costs as part of your donation. There are no deadlines yet as to when the quilts need to be received but we will update on our website as the situation changes.*

"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.
I will appreciate if you help me."

More info regarding the comfort quilts you can find on Tanya Watanabe's blog: 


  1. It's heartwarming to see how much people care, isn't it? Quilters are just a nice bunch of people.

  2. Erg leuk, kennis met je gemaakt te hebben!
    Wat laat je veel leuks zien. Ik ga je volgen, want ik wil graag zien hoe je 'man' er uiteindelijk uit komt te zien. Als ik eraan denk, zal ik een keer een foto in Heerlen van maken en je toesturen.
    Fijne zondag.


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