We all remember the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March – and have heard of how the quilters of the world have rallied to provide warmth to the survivors still huddled in makeshift accommodation in schools and other buildings as they have no homes to go to.
Here is the story of one woman who organized a quilt collection. The quilt shown in the photos was made by my friend Corinne Boucher, and quilted especially to give to the Japanese tsunami survivors. She told me that she later discovered that the combination of red and white in Japan means “happy moments” and is a sign of blessing. They have a name for it, “kohaku”. Corinne has named her quilt that, hoping it brings comfort to some one who needs it.
I hope you enjoy the story and the photos.