End of year giving to Mercy Corps and winding down QfQ

December 29, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Posted in Craftivism, Fundraising, Portland | Leave a comment

Hello lovely QfQ supporters!

We are closing in on the end of 2011 and with it, the end of our QfQ fundraiser for Mercy Corps. After this next week of fundraising, we will donate the remaining quilts to Bradley-Angle House, a shelter here in Portland that serves women and children in need. Thank you more than we can say for the beautiful support – to everyone who donated fabric, pieced blocks, sashed tops, basted, quilted, tied, and bound these quilts. So many of you put your hearts into these quilts – thank you so much!

After we sent 30 of our community-made quilts to Japan in April,

Quilts for Quake Survivors - Japan Shipment

we’ve raised $2150 (and counting) for Mercy Corps. One of the most wonderful moments of our QfQ experience was meeting Minda, an amazing Mercy Corps fundraiser, who purchased a beautiful set of quilts with a generous donation from her and her mother. Here are two of our favorites that she chose!

Daniela and Minda of Mercy Corps with some of the QfQ quilts she bought!

We still have a beautiful collection of quilts for sale to benefit Mercy Corps. Update: 019 is SOLD to Allison, thank you so much, Allison! Here is a new quilt, with a couple more to come this week as we round them up from the last quilters – Block of the Month 3 – 019! It was sashed from block-of-the-month blocks donated by Cool Cottons,

Block of the Month 3 - 019

backed in white, gorgeously long-arm quilted by Nancy Stovall in an all-over circles and spokes pattern,

Block of the Month 3 - 019

and machine-bound by Susan with orange and hot pink binding. It measures about 58″ x 45″.

Block of the Month 3 - 019

If you are considering donating $150 (or more) to Mercy Corps this week as part of your 2011 charitable giving, or already have, we would love to send you a quilt from the group remaining in thanks for your donation. Here’s how it works:

If you are interested, please go to our page on the Mercy Corps website and donate $150 (shipping is on us). You can donate to ANY cause you’d like the money to go to, not just Japan., through our page here. Just state your preferred cause in the subject line. Mercy Corps will distribute the funds according to your specifications on their back end. Then you can send an email to quiltsforquakesurvivors@gmail.com with the donation confirmation number and the number of the quilt and your shipping address. We will send you a confirmation email and ship the quilt within 48 hours via USPS. Also – if you’ve already donated $150 or more for end of year giving, you can send us the donor number and we’ll gladly send you a quilt as a thank-you.

The QfQ quilts will all be available through January 5, then we will donate the remaining ones to Bradley-Angle House for the women and children there.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you’ve done for Japan and Mercy Corps.

Love,

Susan + Daniela

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