Quilt Blocks for Ukraine

Claudia Pfeil is asking quilters to send her 8 1/2” blocks in blue and yellow, the colors of the Ukrainian flag, and she will make them into quilts for refugees/children who are fleeing Ukraine.
 
UPDATE (4/6/22)Claudia has just updated her mailing instructions on Facebook. Apparently she got in trouble with the post office for telling people to list their quilt blocks as “humanitarian aid” . She can’t do that because she isn’t an organization. So she has requested that people list their blocks as “gifts” and that should solve her problem.
 
She also said to list the value as $1.00. She has received over 6,000 blocks so far and has had to enlist her friends to help her make the quilts. She must be a human dynamo with a heart of gold. Quilters from all over the world are being very generous.
 
Claudia writes,
 
Calling my friends worldwide: I will start a project, collecting blocks in 8 1/2"( seam allowance included), colors: blue/yellow ( Ukrainian flag), techniques: everything is allowed... I will sew and quilt one or more quilts ( depending on how many blocks I will receive), donate them to refugees ( children?) from Ukraine coming to Europe or whatever the future will lead me to. I am soooo absolutely devastated about the news that I want, no... I need to do something and the only thing I can do is quilt and ask for peace!
 
Your Claudia
 
My address:
Quilt-Studio and Galerie Alte Brotfabrik
Ritterstrasse 183
47805 Krefeld/Germany
Thank you, let's go Blue/Yellow!

 

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Virginia Kennedy
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Dear Claudia Thank you for doing this, I will send 25 blocks tomorrow. I know you will get many so I hope you will get help. My prayers go with the quilt to the people of Ukraine. Alex and Ricky thank you for passing this information on. It...

Dear Claudia Thank you for doing this, I will send 25 blocks tomorrow. I know you will get many so I hope you will get help. My prayers go with the quilt to the people of Ukraine. Alex and Ricky thank you for passing this information on. It is also one thing I can do. My quilt group Grace Quilters of Folsom, CA, are making a a block of the month in blue and yellow to sell and send the money to Ukraine. Bless the Ukrainian people.

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Selwyn Knap
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May we include white for contrast? I am finding it hard to get a block to look good with the limited blues and yellows I have. So far I have done 2 that look OK...but would be helpful if we could use white as well. Thank you for doing this! I...

May we include white for contrast? I am finding it hard to get a block to look good with the limited blues and yellows I have. So far I have done 2 that look OK...but would be helpful if we could use white as well. Thank you for doing this! I will be delivering my blocks to my group in Bailey, CO on Monday 3/14.

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Carol Preston
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Would The Quilt Show consider collecting and shipping our Ukraine quilt blocks to Claudia Pfeil in Germany?

Debbie Hulett    Carol Preston
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If TQS would collect and ship the blocks it would be easier for individuals and guilds to contribute blocks. Will customs taxes be paid by Claudia?

Anne Wright
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I made and mailed some blocks yesterday. It was quite expensive since it is a package and not a letter! If you know of several more quilters who might want to do this, perhaps you could get together with the mailing! You can see more info....

I made and mailed some blocks yesterday. It was quite expensive since it is a package and not a letter! If you know of several more quilters who might want to do this, perhaps you could get together with the mailing! You can see more info. online. I bought a small bubble wrap envelope at the post office (per the clerk's instructions) and had to fill out a customs form. It was easy to do. It took me a while to make the blocks, but it was actually nothing compared to what the folks in Ukraine are going through! Good luck!

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Sally Strait
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Can you give us a Unites States address that can receive out blue/yellow blocks for Ukraine?

Iris Mittendorf
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Sewists unite for another worthy cause! I suspect Claudia's project will elicit a tremendous response. 10 blocks are on their way.

Rebecca Shaffer
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I saw Claudia’s Facebook post on Monday, made several blocks and mailed them in the afternoon. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if by the time they arrive they wouldn’t be needed because Russia had withdrawn? That’s wishful dreaming, I guess. I feel so...

I saw Claudia’s Facebook post on Monday, made several blocks and mailed them in the afternoon. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if by the time they arrive they wouldn’t be needed because Russia had withdrawn? That’s wishful dreaming, I guess. I feel so bad for the people of Ukraine and feel helpless to help them. I hope this will offer some a little comfort. Thanks to Alex and The Quilt Show for sharing this.

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Regina Grewe
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There is a [b]free PP block [b]on my website you may want to use for this!
Showing the international PEACE Symbol in 8"
The text is in German - but no problem as lines and numbers are international.
http://www.reginagrewe.de/05gratismuster/gm0077...

There is a [b]free PP block [b]on my website you may want to use for this!
Showing the international PEACE Symbol in 8"
The text is in German - but no problem as lines and numbers are international.
http://www.reginagrewe.de/05gratismuster/gm0077.html
Questions? Ask me, mail address is on the website.

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Elizabeth Danforth
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On it! Thank you for including all of us in your great idea.

Linda Lombardo
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What’s happening in Ukraine is devastating. Thanks for sharing your mission to help. I will get some blocks made and send them to you. ❤️?? .

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