This post is coming straight from my heart. As a victim of devastating loss, I feel this all the way to the core of my being. In my loss in 2001, there was our wedding quilt from my mama, first attempts at quilting for myself, an unfinished top she had given me to complete and my whole stash, machines from my grandma.. etc... so much is lost in a fire. I know the pain of losing family items.
I will be recreating mama's unfinished top after all these years and it will be gifted. Healing for me and healing for the person who will be gifted. Win win.
I would like to encourage anyone who has a project that has been hanging out... send your tops to this amazing group of longarm quilters who are stepping up to the plate in the face of devastation of total cities. Currently loss of homes is uncounted, and nearly a million acres of Oregon burned as of Sept. 15.
I am sharing this project with all of you out in the land of blogs. Nancy of OnPoint TV first shared, but as a fellow Oregonian I am posting for our Pacific NW Quilters and those who follow this blog.
This is from Lynn Lockard from Oregon;
"Here in Oregon all the fires. 6 of us longarmers have gotten together asking for donations of quilt Tops. Laps baby, and anything bigger is fine.
We will quilt them. We decided to wait until Dec . To have places set up for the families who lost everything in the fire, to choose which one they want. Everyone's names who donated quilt tops, finished quilts, backing or batting will be published.
Do you know of anyone who would like to contribute?
Or anyone i can reach out to?
I was level 2 on the Beachie Creek fire. Very unnerving and now we are safe. Its been amazing, several firefighters from different States are here, makes me cry, these men and women putting their lives on the line.
Thank you so much."
If you are interested here is her email if you need more information email@example.com and her address for sending a quilt top or two - maybe something you made a while back with no purpose in mind and would like to have it go to help comfort someone that has lost everything
236 SE Church St, Sublimity, OR 97385