If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that charity work is a big part of our FMCH community. Several years ago, we organized making blocks and quilts to send to California for their fire victims. Then, starting in September of 2018, we spent an entire year making quilts and organizing a network of North Carolina volunteers to get quilts to the coast for our Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project. Now, the call has gone out again for quilts for the communities hit hard in Oregon this year.
Do you want to help? Do you have a spare Quilt or Quilt TOP to donate? I’ve listed three coordinators if you’d like to participate. I am not coordinating any drives at this time, I am too busy with Autumn Jubilee right now, but I will be sending a quilt from my closet.
Bear Creek Quilting would be happy to accept finished washed pillowcases and finished washed quits for local distribution of wildfire victims. (They are not setup to accept any other donations.) Contact Bear Creek Quilting with questions. You can ship them to:
Bear Creek Quilting Company
Attn: Oregon Wildfire 2020
110 Industrial Way
Lebanon, OR 97355
Pat Sloan posted on Facebook about Heather Hendrickson of To The Point Quilting regarding a quilt drive Heather has organized for Oregon fire victims. Heather has a group of quilters collecting finished quilts and tops with backings, batting & binding to make quilts to give to the people in and around Oregon that have lost everything. This is to support the Beachie Fire victims in the Santiam Canyon outside of Salem, OR. Entire towns have been wiped off the earth. They have 6 towns that have massive damage and some like Gates and Detroit are a total loss. Heather said If they have extra after the quilts are handed out, they will travel south to the victims in Phoenix, OR and Talent, OR where over 1,000 homes have burned.
What to Ship:
1- Finished Quilts,
2- Quilt top, backing, binding, batting if you can
3- If for some reason you can not include batting, send the Top/backing/binding. Having binding made already saves them a lot of time, so please do that extra step.
The Point Quilting
1221 N Evergreen Ave
Stayton, OR 97383
Keep up at her Facebook business page – https://www.facebook.com/ToThePointQuilting/
The Mt Hood Quilt Guild is accepting and distributing completed quilts to go to victims and evacuees from the Riverside Fire in Clackamas County. You can mail or drop off at:
253 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy.
Troutdale, Oregon 97060
Please contact the individuals above with questions, I do not have any more information other than what I have given. If you are aware of any other charity accepting donations of quilts or pillowcases, please list their contact information in the comments.
Update – the quilts in this post are from the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project, not ones going to Oregon. Click on the Carolina Hurricane Quilts (or use the category listing on the sidebar) to see more about those patterns. The quilt below is the Sudoku Quilt. These were just used for graphics to separate the organizations.
Sending positive thoughts and virtual hugs to all in our community who are affected by these fires, and the terrible air quality from the smoke. Take care if you are in this area!! I hope there is rain soon!
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