Here are some other wonderful quilting/craft fundraisers to benefit relief efforts in Japan. Would love to add yours if you comment or email us.
Modern Relief has just launched a new blog to consolidate their efforts to raise money for Mercy Corps’ work in Japan through the auction of handmade quilts! Check the site for updates – everything starts up April 4.
Quilters Newsletter has long enjoyed a friendship with Patchwork Tsushin, a leading Japanese quilt magazine. So when Editor in Chief Naomi Ichikawa emailed to say her magazine is collecting comfort quilts for those impacted by the recent earthquake in Japan, we wanted to join the effort. QN will gather quilts from U.S. quiltmakers then forward them to Naomi and her staff, who will deliver them to those in need.
Lynn of Satsuma Press has organized the Hearts + Hands for Japan raffle of beautiful things donated by artists, designers and crafters. Each raffle ticket is a $10 donation (all proceeds go to Save the Children and Shelterbox).
Elizabeth Hartman is raffling off her beautiful Tokyo Subway Map Quilt. Enter by donating to the Red Cross and leaving a comment by March 23.
W+K Studio has designed and hand-printed this striking poster (above) that benefits the Red Cross. Donate $25 minimum to get yours.
Scout Books has a lovely set of three mini-notebooks for sale ($15), and all proceeds benefit Mercy Corps.
Alicia Paulson has also posted this great round-up of handmade relief efforts on her blog – please check it out (don’t miss the comments) for many more ways to help!
And at the moment there are nearly 8,000 items for sale on Etsy to benefit Japan disaster relief.
More to come!