Wednesday, August 31, 2005

AQS newsletter and quilt donations

This just came to my email:

AQS members rally to aid Hurricane Katrina's victims

All of us have watched in horror, as Hurricane Katrina pounded the Gulf
Coast this week. Quilters are always ready to lend a helping hand when
needed. We are depending on that generosity as we launch *AQS Quilters
to the Rescue*.

The American Quilter's Society will act as a repository for quilts to be
donated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. This will be a long-term
commitment. We will receive quilts into our warehouse and pack them to
be shipped on to the disaster areas, when and where requested by the aid
groups. Our Paducah, Kentucky location is the perfect launch point for
the aid. We are asking for completed bed quilts and baby quilts only.
/Do not send/ quilting supplies, wallhangings, or unfinished quilts.

With colder weather just two months away, quilts made with loving care,
will offer comfort to those facing winter and rebuilding their lives. As
many as a million people may be left homeless due to this catastrophic
disaster. It is likely that many people will be in shelters and other
relocation facilities through much of the winter. Quilts will be needed!
So spread the word!

Send donated quilts to:

AQS Quilters to the Rescue

c/o American Quilter's Society

5801 Kentucky Dam Road

Paducah , KY 42003

For those of you wishing to donate money instead, we suggest a donation
to NOVA (National Organization for Victim Assistance). They will be
providing long-term assistance on many levels. You may go to their Web
site at www.trynova.org or send checks to
NOVA, 510 King Street, Suite 424, Alexandria, VA 22314, or call them at

For an optional AQS Quilters to the Rescue quilt label, go to
www.AmericanQuilter.com and download the PDF. The label will be
available on line on Thursday, September 1 st.

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