Saturday, June 30, 2012

Calling All Quilters!

Every night on the news for the past week, Computer Geek and I saw video of a new wild fire somewhere in Utah. The one closest to us, about thirty miles away, was the Wood Hollow fire. One life was lost and twenty-nine homes were destroyed.

A local blogger, Julie from Having Fun Quilting, decided to use her skills to provide relief for the homeless. Her friends lost their home while trying to evacuate others, so she decided to help them build new memories with the gift of a quilt.While sewing, a project bloomed in her mind--that of providing a quilt for each of the twenty-nine homeless families. She sent out a call to other quilters for help. The response to Operation Wood Hollow has been staggering. She will now be sending quilts to victims of wild fires across the nation.

Julie is in need of the following donations: quilts of any size, fabric, and money for deliveries. If you can help in any way, please visit her website. You can email her at the email address listed in her Blogger profile, or you can leave her a comment on her blog with what you are willing to do.

You can find more information HERE

Sunset last night as fire burned on the other side of the mountain


  1. Is she wanting new quilts, or is used-but-clean-and-nice okay? I have two child's quilts that just sit in a basket.

  2. I am sure she would love any used quilt that is in good condition. The project started out as a project for our county, but now has grown to include several states. I imagine a child who has just lost everything would welcome one of those quilts with loving arms.

  3. Thanks. I e-mailed her to get the address.

  4. Bless you, Auntie M. Thank you for helping.

  5. Thank you so much for writing about this on your blog! I really appreciate your help with spreading the word! There have been 700+ homes burned in the Western United States now, so I need all the help I can get! :) By the way, I have an Auntie M, too! She's the best! :)

  6. Thank YOU Julie, for your unselfish efforts to bring compassion to the lives of those who have lost everything. There's just something about a quilt that brings immediate comfort. I'm glad you have an Auntie M. too! Everyone should have one!

  7. Hey thanks for your comment on my Shopping Organization Board :) Glad you liked it!

    I love the quote on your blog! I even did a craft project with it! :)

    I'm currently challenging crafter to share a project they've made!
    If you or any crafter wants to join the fun do it quick cause you've got 3 more days!

    If you want to know more go on :


    Iris from the MARRIED LIFE :)

  8. Iris: Thank you so much for stopping by! I LOVED the shopping organization board and am eager to try something similar. I am so glad you posted it on your site. When I was looking on your blog at all the beautiful things you've made, I saw the sign you made using the Robert Brault quote and fell in love with it! I will certainly check out your craft challenge. I hope to see more of your crafty projects!

    Everyone: Iris has a really fun site. I spent some time last night going through her projects. She and her husband are a cute newlywed couple from Paris, France. You should check them out.


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