News from Ishinomaki

I assume many of you who check this blog on the regular basis remember that Yoko from Ishinomaki joined our quilt journey to Europe last September.

She met Marylene from Belgium and Claire from Paris who support Yoko and her customers living in Ishinomaki where the historical huge Tsunami struck, through projects called "Patch for Japan" and "Crochetons pour le Japon".

On the journey we were also invited for a cocktail party by the Luxembourg Guild. The members asked for donations and gave them to Yoko.

With the donation, Yoko placed an order for a sewing machine and it was delivered to her shop. This is the one.

It belongs to anyone who visits Yoko's quilt shop "NASA".
At her shop, there is another sewing machine working which was given from Marc of the Luxembourg Guild and was a personal belonging. 

5 big quilts were assembled by Yoko and her close customers with blocks that we gave to her. There were a few blocks left after making the 5 quilts, so she made mini quilts using them and gave as presents to people who live in temporary houses.

This is a picture of a hospital which Yoko gave one of the mini quilts to. 

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