Master quilter and Yuwa fabric designer Keiko Goke is from Sendai, Japan, and while she is OK, she and her friends have a lot of trials ahead. Liza at GloriousColor.com let me know that they are going to be giving all the profits from the 2011 sales of her fabrics to her.
Seven Islands, the U.S. distributor of Kokka and other Japanese fabric manufacturers, is holding a quilt drive for Japan. They will ship all quilts directly to Patchwork Tsushin in Japan where the quilts will be distributed to the people in need. Send finished quilts through April 30, 2011 to: Seven Islands Inc., 2444 W. 205th Street, Suite A-1, Torrance, CA 90501. (via Charm Stitch)
Modern Relief Japan starts today! A new set of quilts, donated by a diverse array of modern quilters, will be posted every Monday for the next six weeks. Each $10 donation you make gets you one raffle ticket, and 100% of donations will go to Mercy Corps.