October 21, 2010
Quiltaid USA is a charity quilting project which launches November 1st online worldwide. Women from around the world can make a difference simply by participating and doing what they love - quilting!
I am honored to be a part of this fantastic project! There are 12 designers, 6 American and 6 Australian, each designing a block with a theme of Home and Heart. The Australian designers are Helen Stubbings, Lynette Anderson, Sue Daley, Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches, Bronwyn Hayes of Red Brolly and Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched. The American designers are Anne Sutton of Bunnyhill, Brenda Riddle of Acorn Quilt & Gift Company, Robyn Pandolph, Terri Degenkolb of Whimsicals, Barri-Sue Gaudet of Bareroots and me.
The blocks are designed using a combination of piecing, applique and stitchery all using Howard Marcus's Collection for a Cause fabric called "Hope" from Moda. They are FANTASTIC! Each one is a little story block filled with love. Check them out here.
There are 6 shops participating in this global cause for charity - The Fat Quarter Shop, Shabby Fabrics, Quilting by the Sea, The Material Girls, Homestead Hearth and Cabbage Rose Quilting. Each of these stores have designed their own quilt to set the blocks into.
Most important of all - the charity. This project will help raise funds for The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia. This hospital is dedicated to the treatment and care of women who suffer horrendous childbirth injuries, known as obstetric fistula. The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital relies entirely on donations from overseas to fund it's vital work of improving maternal health, reducing infant mortality and empowering women.
Please take a moment and consider participating in this noble cause.