Charity Opportunity: Quilts for Eastern Washington fires
Town Square Fabric and Yarn is the drop off point for new Quilts and Blankets for families of the Eastern Washington Wildfires
We have word from Jean at Layers of Hope – Quilting 911 that she is collecting quilts for the families and first responders dealing with wildfires in Eastern Washington. In the Okanogan area alone, one fire is larger than 200,000 acres and more than 100 homes have been destroyed. There are several thousand people trying get the blaze under control.
It’s now being called the largest wildfire in Washington’s history.
As before, quilts can be from toddler size to queen size (we want quilts large enough to wrap around someone), in any style and any color. Quilts (or knitted or crocheted blankets) must be new and handmade – no store-bought items, please! Please do not donate stained, torn or otherwise damaged items. For more details on this need (or on Jean’s work), see this post.
We don’t yet know how many quilts are needed – Jean’s hoping to collect 300-500 again, just like the collection for Oso – and we don’t yet know the deadline. Bring your donations to the shop and we’ll get them to Jean. Bring your friends and supplies and turn our classroom in to a quilt making bonanza. Jean will deliver our donations to the communities devastated by the Eastern Washington wildfires when it’s safe.