Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Quilts for Japan

Sugar and Spice by The Quilted Fish

At the last BAMQG guild meeting, my fellow quilters donated supplies to make a quilt for Japan. Julie donated this gorgeous stack of fabric from her shop, The Intrepid Thread. That same week I bought this book, and I've been itching to make the quilt on the cover ever since.

My son (5 years old) asked who I was making this quilt for. This is a popular question whenever I start a new quilt. When I explained that it was for someone in Japan that I didn't know but really needs a quilt. He wanted to know if I thought there was a kid his size that needed a quilt too. My heart swelled. I had a stack of donated charms that I had cut in half. He set to work right away arranging them on the design wall. This is his work in progress...  

Each piece was placed thoughtfully and with determination. He drew out a design on a piece of paper so I would know how to sew them together. I think someone has been watching me.  : )

If you would like more information about Quilts for Japan, please visit this link.


  1. How sweet, what a precious little boy you have.
    Our guild is making quilts for Japan and New Z'land quake victims and it is gratifying.

    Quilters are wonderfully generous people, aren't they?

  2. What a wonderful helper you have there....and to spend time with him while teaching him charity...awesome!

  3. I've been admiring that book online for a while. yesterday it jumped into my shopping basket. And now, since reading your post, I have clicked the 'order' button. It's all your fault Mrs O!

  4. Oh, the two of you are the sweetest!
    Love, Maaike

  5. What a wonderful job you are doing with your boy. That brought a tear to my eye.

  6. Oh, bless him! What a little sweetie you have :)

  7. Such compassion and empathy.
    Creativity with a purpose = Love.♥

  8. Oh - LOVE this. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Modern Cross block photo and your collaboration with your little boy for a quilt for Japan! We are working hard on quilts to donate too here in Portland and have two days' worth of bees coming up starting tomorrow!

    Thank you for your wonderful support for my book, too! I am so appreciative!

  9. I am cutting more 5" squares. I have a stack. if you want them sooner, I will be happy to send.

    You have a darling boy. I love it that he wanted to help. Encourage him. I missed my chance.

  10. The quilt will be fabulous I'm sure and couldn't go to a better cause! :) Kids are such compassionate creatures aren't they? I have 4 kids & they melt my heart daily!



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