Friday, September 30, 2011

Part 7 - Sneak Peek at Hearts & Hands for Sendai Quilts!

Another exciting aspect of the Show n' Tell at this year's retreat was a sneak peek at the Hearts & Hands for Sendai quilts.  Leslie organized this event in support for the devastation created by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Sendai, Japan, earlier this year. 92 crazy quilt blocks were created and donated!  Now, Leslie is putting the blocks all together and we were able to get a look at them in progress.  They are wonderful and my terrible photography in no way does them justice!















Thousands of people lost their lives as a result of the earthquake in March so hopefully the money raised from the exhibition and subsequent sale of these quilts will help in the continuing relief efforts.  They will all be heading off to Japan soon.

5 comments:

Suztats said...

Beautiful quilts! I hope they raise many funds for Sendai!

Suztats said...

Are these all the blocks received? I don't see mine. Hope it arrived.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

There was at least one other large quilt I didn't manage to get a photo of so there are more blocks there. If you don't see yours, it is likely there.

shawkl said...

I thought that the individual blocks on Flickr were wonderful...but, seeing them together is even so much better!!
Kathy
www.shawkl.com

Connie said...

They are even more gorgeous in person. I wish I would have gotten pictures of the whole quilts. Instead I got closeups. These women went all out making the blocks and Leslie has done a remarkable job putting them all together. (-;