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Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project

Today, I want to share about a huge effort that Carole from My Carolina Home has been organizing: the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project. In Carole’s own words:

The Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project is well underway, collecting new and nearly new bed size quilts for the victims of Hurricane Florence and Michael on the North Carolina coast. Just to define the scope of our efforts, the latest reports are that over 4500 homes have been totally destroyed and more than 700,000 homes have sustained damage mainly by flooding. So, as you might guess, we need a lot of quilts.

If you have a quilt that you would like to donate or would consider creating one to donate, here are some key facts:

1. More than 4,500 quilts are needed for those whose homes were completely destroyed.
2. The project will go through Summer 2019.
3. Carole is matching top makers with longarmers to help get more quilts sent. Both top makers and more longarmers are needed.
4. There are five drop off locations in North Carolina with Wilmington as the distribution point.
5. Completed quilts should be bed sized.
6. Regular updates will be on Carole’s Blog.
7. For all details, visit Carole’s Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project post.
Precession Quilt

Precession Quilt

Personally, I will be mailing off my Precession Quilt for the project. It is only 54 x 72, which is not quite bed sized, but I hope it will still be meaningful for someone.

7 thoughts on “Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project

  1. This is an amazing effort. I was really moved by Carole’s post too.

  2. Tina Cernugel says:

    Thank you for providing opportunities for charity quilts. I have a large stash I am working my through but am running out of room for quilts in my house! So nice to be part of helping others out.

  3. Cathryn Hepburn says:

    I love that quilters are such a sharing and loving bunch of caring people. I am in an area where we have had two devastating fires in Northern California. First the Carr Fire which took part of the city of Redding this past summer and then the Camp Fire which destroyed the Town of Paradise. Our quilting folks are all busy making quilts, gathering sewing machines & supplies for those quilters who lost everything. We are finding a way to get a quilt to every person in every household that was lost. Even the members of the Paradise Quilt Guild are busy helping others. Go Quilters!

  4. Thanks for bringing this to mind again! I am going to suggest to my guild bee – and maybe even my guild – so many of us have quilts we will never use! I often think the twin size is way oversized – most of those beds aren’t really high (unless antique) so I think anything as wide as 48 works on a twin. I also don’t use pillow tucks (but rather put under a pillow) and believe that the length of a mattress 75” is perfect too. I think yours is perfect and what a sweet quilt for a young lady.

  5. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Yvonne, Carole is such an amazing woman and she steps up to help people whenever she can and knows that she can make a difference with the help of the quilting world. The quilt you are donating is beautiful and will bring warmth and love to whoever receives it! Thank you for helping out! I still have a tad bit more work to do and then get it mailed. Have a wonderful day!

  6. It’s sad that there’s never a shortage of tragedies to give quilts to. Our guild has already sent some in and we’ve started making HST blocks on a regular basis for the sole purpose of sewing them into relief quilts wherever they’re needed.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)