Monday, May 4, 2009

Quilts for Kids - Abruzzo, Italy Earthquake

(This is just an example of a child's quilt that's quick and easy to make. It's from:
Italian quilter Roberta Sperandio was happy to hear from so many of you who expressed an interest in makinig a quilt for a child impacted by the recent earthquakes in Abruzzo, Italy. So, here is an update on her "Thousand Colors for Abruzzo" project:

Roberta is asking for finished quilts (a colorful Linus-type "blankie") for children ages 3-6 years old. They should be about 40" x 60," and made out of cotton fabric with poly batting. Since they don't have dryers, she asks that we not use wool, fleece, flannel, etc.

The quilts need to be there by July 15, and since it may take a few weeks to ship to Italy, we need to get our machines humming asap. She and her husband Vincent will deliver the quilts personally.

The mailing address for the quilts is:

Roberta Sperandio
Mille Colori per l'Abruzzo
Via Due Agosto. 24
31022 Preganziol, Treviso

On the customs document, just write: "Gift: Quilt for Earthquake Children of Abruzzo"

Her blog is:
Her email is:

1 comment:

Jenny said...

This looks so neat. I don't know if you live in the U.S., but if you do - how much does it cost to ship to italy?