First, the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand; then the devestation in Japan, now the fire in Slave Lake, Alberta. It can be agonizing to watch the photos and hear the stories of families who lost their lives, whole cities who lost all their possessions, people so completely displaced.
But then there is the warmth and humanity of quilters around the world — who are so unbelievably compassionate and generous, knowing that when you’ve lost everything, a small gesture can mean so much.
Today I’m posting the few links I can find about those collecting quilts for the families of Slave Lake. Check out the blog post of Mary-Frances, at Outside the Line, to see her quilt group at work. She is collecting quilts during June, when friends will be driving to Slave Lake from Westlock and Athabasca with their deliveries. Email Mary-Frances for mailing details.
I’m waiting for confirmation on a couple of other delivery channels, and will post as soon as I heard.