I am sure you have seen the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. If you have never been through something like this it is hard to imagine.
And unfortunately after the massive storm has come and gone and the media coverage starts to slow down it is easy to carry on with our lives in normal fashion. But these people are still without power, gas, and the most basic of needs: a home and for some, even food. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. If you have spent anytime without power and electricity you know what it is like to be inconveinced and cold, but to loose your whole house and have your belongings spread miles away....it is hard to imagine, but many are living that right now.
In the Midwest we have tornados that do this, and ice storms that cut power.. but no, I have not experienced a Hurricane and hope that I never do.
One of our quilter friends, Jennifer from Knotted Thread is from the New Jersey area that is so devastated.
Here is the linke to her post: http://www.knotted-thread.com/2012/11/helpless.html Please take a moment to read.
She has started a quilt block drive. Just sign up to make 1, 2, 3, or however many quilt blocks you would like to make and send and she will make the quilts and hand deliver in December when she goes back home.
Here is the tutorial for the block: http://www.sosarahsews.blogspot.com/2011/12/tutorial-for-next-project.html Easy!! And it makes a great looking quilt!
Please take a look at the Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2153869@N22/discuss/72157631904633183/ And sign up if you can. A quilt brings such comfort and for many of those affected, December will bring no relief from the massive losses they have experienced. They need to know that someone cares and recognizes their loss.
Thanks for stopping by,