Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Irish Flood Quilts


Give Warmth Back to
the Flood Victims of Ireland
with a Flood Quilt

Have you heard about the recent flooding in Ireland and Great Britain? They say it is a flood occurrence that happens once in 800 years. The South and the West were first affected. Closely behind came the midland areas, such as severely affected Athlone in Co. Roscommon.  With more torrential storms this past weekend, the Dublin and Kildare counties are experiencing the same.

The number of homes affected in the beginning was tremendous: 500-600.  News from County Cork put the displaced families at a staggering 18,000.

There will be a number of weeks before many residents will be able to adequately estimate the real damage to their home and belongs.


We’re coming alongside our dear friend Rachel of “p.s. i quilt” who’s working with our wonderful friends at Irish Quilting Magazine to help our friends in Ireland.  Here are a few simple ways that you can participate:

** make & donate disappearing nine patch blocks .. a disappearing nine patch block takes about 5 minutes to make.  That 5 minute block will warm someone's heart EVERYTIME they see it.

** make & donate charity quilts – for adults, children and babies  Here’s a quick pattern.
** donate backings & battings.
** donate longarm quilting.

We realize that it's the Christmas season … what a better to time to share love and hope.


If you are able to help in any way, please email Sherry at Irish Quilting Magazine (sherry@irishquilting.ie). Be sure to include your name. Irish Quilting Magazine will be working with Saint Vincent De Paul and the Irish Red Cross to give back warmth to our flood victims.

In the U.S., any blocks, quilts, backings & battings can be sent to Rachel at p.s.i quilt.{in case you can't send international mail.}

Or you can send directly to Irish Quilting Magazine at:

Irish Quilting Magazine
Flood Relief In Action
Berowra Djouce
County Wicklow

If you are in Ireland and have quilts ready to be donated, please email Sherry or call her (+353 1 281 2028) and she will arrange the dropoff/collection point for charity.


Disappearing nine patch tutorial here. {& here.}

Lap size disappearing nine patch quilt tutorial here.

Irish quilting flood relief quilt pattern here.


#1: When is the deadline???  We currently don't have a hard date, we are aiming to do this as soon as possible though.

#2: can i donate towards shipping costs???  absolutely!!! any and all donations are appreciated. 

#3: Can i just send blocks???  yes!!! your blocks will be made into a quilt top. {either by Rachel or the ladies at Irish Quilting Magazine.}

#4: How do I send my donation to Rachel?  contact Rachel directly at ssg3369@hotmail.com and she will send you her shipping info.

Please feel free to re-post on your blogs.  The more we spread the word, the more we’ll be able to help.



1 comment:

rachel griffith said...

thanks for spreading the news!!!