Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Operation Wood Hollow

It's a well documented fact that quilts bring comfort.
When I received an e-mail from Julie Anderson (Having Fun Quilting) with a request for help, I felt prompted to do my part.
I have not met or communicated with Julie before today, but her e-mail and story captured my heart.
Julie lives in the small town of Fairview, Utah, population around 1,200.
Today the entire town was evacuated because of the Wood Hollow fire raging nearby.
As of yesterday, 29 homes have burned to the ground.

Julie asked that I pass this information on to you:

I have decided one way I can help the 29 families who have lost their homes is by giving them a quilt! Unfortunately, I can’t do this on my own. That’s why I’m coming to you for help. On my blog ( I am asking if people would be willing to donate fabric, extra quilt blocks, finished quilt tops, or completed quilts, and join me in this cause to help these families who have been affected by this tragedy. I am calling this “Operation Wood Hollow” because that’s the name of the fire.

I find Julie's efforts commendable, especially when she has been evacuated from her home, too.
We all have fabrics, quilt blocks, or quilt tops we can share.
For donations you can contact Julie through her blog Having Fun Quilting.

I will be sending "3-6-9" in patriotic colors to show my support for the families of Fairview.
My prayers continue with Julie, the families of Fairview, and the firefighters who are working so hard to contain this blaze.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

it is such a dry year in so many places - fires all over the place. I will check her blog out.

dream quilt create said...

You have such a christ=centered heart, Nedra :) Losing your home in a fire would be devastating.....

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

What a wonderful thing! Quilts are always so healing. Good for you!

Carol said...

What a wonderful quilt for someone. What a great project.

Gina E. said...

Oh Nedra, my heart is breaking for all the Americans who have been caught up in those terrible wildfires. Having suffered in recent years what we call bushfires, Australians feel your pain. I will have to see how much it would cost to ship, but if it isn't outrageously expensive, I will make up a quilt top and send it to you, if you can finish it and pass it on to someone in need?

Cindy said...

What a great cause. There is a new fire burning in Heriman. This is a good time for me to start sewing. Thanks Nedra for the info.