The Masterpiece by Javan

The Masterpiece by Javan

We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface - So it is that we develop - But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work. For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Can You Help ... Patchwork Times is Asking

With Judy's permission I am posting the following on my blog. Please go to her site if you need additional information and also just to see what she has there. Judy has come up with a plan that is very ingenious and will definitely benefit those that have recently survived this terrible devastation in Joplin, Missouri.

These are her words -
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Ever since realizing the degree of devastation, and hurt in Joplin, I’ve been trying to come up with a way to help and a way in which my blog readers can help if desired. I’ve come up with two ways in which you can help.

First, The Red Cross is, in my opinion, is our best bet right now. I know that you can donate online or via text message but here’s how I’m going to handle the donations via my blog.


This quilt is Shadow Stars from the Weekend Quilts book. This is the quilt that’s pictured in the book. It is 68″ x 92″. I’m asking those who would like to participate to send to me a check or money order in the amount of $25 payable to The American Red Cross with “Help for Joplin” written in the memo area. I will collect all the checks and deliver them to our local Red Cross office. For every $25 that you send, your name will go into a pot and someone will win this quilt. Payments need to arrive in my mail box by June 4. The checks will be delivered to the Red Cross on June 6. The drawing will be held on June 5. If I receive more than 50 checks, I will do a second drawing for a second quilt and I’m thinking it will be this quilt. It’s 72″ x 96″. If we should get more than 100 checks . . I’ll donate a third quilt! Help spread the word, ok?


The second way to participate is to send completed quilts to me. Any size but please send new and washed quilts. At this very minute, the people there probably do not need quilts. They need food, personal toiletries, water and shelter but I’m thinking that before I leave here in mid-July, they will be in a better position to accept quilts. I will collect the quilts, hold onto them and then my plan is to drive through neighborhoods or get with friends in Joplin and try to give the quilts to those who are most in need and who, to the best of my ability to determine, will appreciate them. I’m not trying to be judgmental but when we tried to pass out quilts after a tornado in Kentucky, there were obviously people who were trying to get them to sell them and I’ll do my best to avoid that type situation . . though you know there are no guarantees.

I’m asking that the quilts arrive at my house by July 4.

My address is:

Judy Laquidara
713 Timberbrook Drive
Nevada, MO 64772

Please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions. Thanks so much for wanting to help!

This is a wonderful opportunity to help and I believe we could all do our little bit.
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Judy C and Shade Tree Quilting sends you heartfelt thanks on this particular journey

2 comments:

taylorsoutback said...

Hi Judy - catching up on so much that I have missed while away from Blogland...thanks for the FYI about Patchwork Times - will pass it along to my guild in North Central Wisconsin & also have an unused quilt to mail off. At least we can all do something...what a helpless feeling.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Bless your heart for spreading this one, too! We can't say too much about great people and wonderful causes! And I've loved discovering a new blogger today by finding my way here! Great blog and blogger!