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Lecien USA & Prairie Queens Team Up for Japan

April 12, 2011

In our continuing efforts to help those families whose lives have been devastated by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, Prairie Queens Quilt Shop has joined forces with Lecien USA to make quilts for both children and adults.

Lecien USA has donated a generous amount of fabric that is being used by our students and staff to create quilts and pillowcases.  If you would like to participate with the growing effort to somehow help those in dire need of basic living essentials, please feel free to bring in or mail completed quilts to the store.  Lecien USA is covering 100% of the shipping costs to deliver the quilts to Japan. Lecien JAPAN will facilitate the distribution of the quilts to those in need.

We have a group of ladies who will meet here at the store for the next few Mondays to work on their quilts from 10:00am – 3:00 pm. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact the store to reserve your spot. Any type of fabric can be used to make the quilts, but we are recommending a child’s size quilt be approximately 40” x 45” and an adult size be approximately 50” x 60”.

Living in California, we can only imagine the devastation and loss that is being felt by the people of Japan. No individuals have been untouched by this horrific tragedy. As quilters we are able to show community, compassion and warmth through our craft. We are proud to be a part of this humanitarian effort.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2011 5:35 am

    do you have a deadline for bringing in quilts for Japan? i just started working on a baby quilt and it’ll take me a couple of weeks to finish. thanks so much for your efforts!

    • April 19, 2011 6:14 pm

      Dorothy: There is no specific deadline, but we would like to get as many quilts turned in by June 1st. Thank you so much for your help!

  2. April 21, 2011 7:06 pm

    great! it gives me a month to make a few more 🙂

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