Thursday, December 4, 2008

Quilting For A Cause Part II

My quilt giveaway for Brenda's quilt was a wonderful success. I found many new blogs, and made many new friends because of it. Brenda's gift of sharing her bone marrow was really inspiring to me. I wanted to share her story with the world or at least to the few that read my blog. A wonderful story and a gift that I may not be able to ever give--it takes a much stronger person than myself and one less selfish to do what Brenda did. I didn't want to leave it at just the quilt giveaway, but rather continue to keep on giving to those charities that are not so much in the spotlight.

My current project? I will be creating quilts for Brain Tumor patients, along with those children suffering from Leukemia and cancer at the St. Judes Children's Hospital.

My goal: 15 quilts, 5 for each center that will be auctioned off to raise money for research for these three foundations. This of course would require a lot more fabric. An idea that would require more help. I thought to ask some of my favorite designers to perhaps donate some fabric to help in my goal. I figured if they were to send me a little bit of fabric, I could then create a quilt and return it to the designers to sign, and turn it into the foundations hoping it will generate a lot of bids--It was a long shot. I was a bit intimidated to ask but the request was received with much kindness and generosity from the designers.

I have already received fabric from Valori Wells, she provided me with a quilt kit for the Olivia Rose quilt complete with backing & binding fabric--wow! Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts sent me over 20 yards of fabric, amazing & so far last but certainly not least Anna Maria Horner who sent me several yards of fabric from her Garden Party line. I did also ask Heather Bailey and Amy Butler of whom I have yet to receive their wonderful donation.

Of course it would be easier and I could have just donated money, but with the economy as it is and how short we are sometimes on money, I thought of another way to be able to donate. Who wouldn't want to recieve a quilt? I could also use a little help, I am asking if there maybe someone else out there that may want to help create quilts? This would of course be in addition to my personal goal of 15 so anyone with at least some quilting experience is required as these will be for auctions, deadlines for a majority of these quilts will be in March 2009 and others I have to still wait to hear from their Human Resources Dept. The quilts will be in Crib and Lap quilt sizes. If you are interested in helping and making a quilt donation, please send me an email at simpelodyer@yahoo.com. I could use any help :)

So I leave you with photos of some of the wonderful fabrics donated by Valori Wells, Joanna Figueroa, and Anna Maria Horner. Thank you to these wonderful, and generous designers.

For more information or if you would like to donate money please visit:

www.curebraintumors.org/
www.stjude.org/waystohelp
http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/










11 comments:

Stacey said...

Wow! That is amazing. I wish I could help but it would look not perfect. I just started my first quilt ever yesterday and I can say I fell in love!! if you check out my blog you can see the start of it. You are so very talented, I wish that in some time I could also be talented like that also!!

Shari said...

Congratulations on a good start to your project. It's just too sad that there are so many people who need help, but infinitely glad that there are so many people who can help. Good luck!
Merry Christmas!

rachel griffith said...

oh my gosh that's awesome!!!
breath takingly awesome!!!
:D

i would love to help out. even if it's only a quilt or so.
that's better than nothing...right???
i'll send you an email now.

seemommysew said...

How awesome! What an amazing thing you are doing! I would never even have thought of asking the fabric designers.....those are going to be some gorgeous quilts!

Caron said...

What a great project you are working on! God expects us to help others. How awesome that you are following through with His request!

Anne said...

What a great job you've taken on, I wish you all the luck with it! Your fabric donations are gorgeous, you'll be making some beautiful quilts! Unfortunately, I can't cut or sew a straight line, otherwise I'd be offering my help. I can knit, though!??

Carla said...

Amazing, beautiful fabrics. How sweet of them and you.

Cindy said...

What a great and inspirational blog you have! I found your blog from visiting the blog "Jan and Tom's Place" and just wanted to leave you a little message thanking you for sharing and wishing you a great weekend!

Fiesta said...

lovely fabric from anna maria. Which she would have sent me a letter when I ordered some from her. Maybe I did not order enough??

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to give you a compliment and tell you what
a generous person you are to
donate that quilt!
The person who gets it will
surely be doubly blessed, once
for the donation for St. Jude's
and secondly for the loveliness
of the quilt!
Love your blog and enjoy it so
much!
God bless,
Elaine

Anonymous said...

OOPS! I should have said those quilts!
I see that you are making MANY
quilts to donate!
There are going to be lots of
happy people, loving their quilts
for years to come!

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