I have designed a bright happy quilt for us to use as a donation for the refugees of the Ukraine. I have been feverishly looking for places for you to donate fabric, stitching, quilting, batting, binding… anything relating to helping those displaced and left hurting from what’s happening in their country. I am calling this “Sending Love”. There is a heart, some stars, a flower or two, the story it tells is amazing. It is made in yellows and blues to honour their flag. I’ll tell the story in the fabric requirements. Can’t wait to get started.

I have found some places in the US who are accepting quilts, but can’t find any large organisations accepting fabrics etc. I think that’s going on within the guilds across the country. I also found a place in Poland accepting quilts of any size. I will probably send mine straight to Poland or try tracking down something in Australia to save time and shipping. I am happy to do whatever I can here in New Zealand to help with these efforts.

I know some are making pillow cases as well. Let’s see what we can do to help. The quilt is a three (well four, but just scraps of one) fabric quilt. This is 60″ X 84″. I may have to do a bit of redesign to fit into the 80″ requirements for those donating with size limitations. I will have all the requirements on the website soon. Let’s get sewing and sending our love to the Ukraine. I believe if you have 3, 2, and 1 yards respectively, you will be perfect. I am trying to keep it simple, but sending all the love we can find.


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6 responses to “Sending Love”

  1. Samantha Macrina Avatar
    Samantha Macrina

    This is an amazing idea! Brilliant!

  2. You have a heart of gold.

    1. samacrina Avatar
      samacrina

      As do you! I can’t wait to get started on the pillow cases! If can help in any way please don’t hesitate!

  3. Rebeca Duncan Avatar
    Rebeca Duncan

    Bonnie Hunter and Gudren have something going on along this line. I think they are excepting blocks a d maybe quilts to if it helps

  4. Good idea for quilt making, however,I think $$ donated would be more beneficial to the citizens of Ukraine. Postage is horrendous from down under! Others closer can give…. even though Red Cross and UNICEF take %% it’s not wasted on freight..

  5. Teresa Lima Avatar
    Teresa Lima

    That is a good idea , I don’t know any groups here in Australia , Nsw to do that. You have a big heart . <3

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