Saturday, September 24, 2011

Requests for Quilts in Owego.

Got new requests today for 5 doubles, 1 queen and 1 twin size quilt. The twin is for a teenage girl who loves bright pink and any shade of blue. if you are willing to adopt a person pls contact me and will see match you up with someone specific. Thanks for considering. Jan

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Art quilt for Owego Disaster Relief

I'm going to let you all in on a project I am planning and have sketched out. I have gotten some of the permissions I need to do what I want. I am creating an Art quilt that will use pictures people have so graciously given me permission to use. I will spell out the word Owego with a collage of pictures. The backing will be narrative timeline created (I hope) with news stories. Photos and backing will be printed on fabric. The top of the quilt will be a photo of flooded Owego. Tioga County Council on Arts has agreed to use the quilt as a raffle or auction item with all monies going to Flooding Disaster Relief. I hope you all will consider a donation for the quilt when it gets there.

Quilters wanted

Starting to get requests from families for quilts: This is for a family whose home will be demolished due to damage from the flooding: " One is for a 13 year old girl, – she’s a little tom boyish so probably not pink. I don’t think the size matters much, but will probably have a twin bed. The second one is for a 7-8 year old boy, Nathaniel – I’m sure he’d like anything. Again no specific size – will probably end up with a twin bed." The Broome Co, NY Linus Project is donating 40-50 baby size quilts. If you would like to help out and adopt an adult/child/family please let me know and I will match you up. Jan

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Working on getting quilts to Owego, NY

Have had a busy day. Am getting more interest from people requesting quilts. Will coordinate quilters adopting a child, adult or family. If you would like to donate for a 1st come 1st serve basis that would be wonderful too. If you live near the Owego, NY area and are interested in meeting up with like minded quilters just let me know. We are planning on some sewing bees.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Quilts for Flood Victims in Owego, NY

I have not posted in over 2 years. Life has gotten in the way. I am posting today because I would like to Call Quilters to ACTION. My hometown of Owego, NY was flooded VERY badly last week. Most of the village was underwater. Areas that never flood, flooded. People have lost everything! The destruction is unbelievable. I am now living in NC but still own property there. I know quilters have huge hearts so I am asking for your help. I am going to coordinate an effort to get quilts to the people of Owego, NY. I ask you to pull out those UFOs or just start quilting. Contact your local quilt guilds to see if they will support us. Post a request to your blog, Facebook or Twitter, even if you don't quilt. People can contact me directly at I have a local contact there who will help us distribute quilts. Won't you please help? Any size quilt is welcome.