If you have been reading Swim, Bike, Quilt for a while, you know that charity sewing is important to me, and a portion of my blog is devoted every year to encouraging others to do the same. There are so many great charities and sewing circles that do the same; a few favorites are Margaret’s Hope Chest, Bumble Beans Basics, do.Good Stitches, Project Linus, the work done by Sarah and her Quilt Ministry, and Siblings Together.100 Quilts for Kids is a charity quilt drive that the DC Modern Quilt Guild and I host annually. It has been exciting to witness the time and love that has gone into making the several hundred quilts donated in 2010 and 2011. Ready to get started?
[I started Peacock Blue 2 for 100 Quilts last year. It didn’t get finished. Now, it just needs 6 more inches of binding! 100 Quilts provides great motivation to finish your projects or use bee blocks!]
For You! To encourage quilters to participate, and to say “thank you,” there will be a few fabulous prizes from sponsors (TBA). I am also putting together a related Skill-Building Series–everyone likes to learn new things, right?
Sponsors: If you are interested in sponsoring the event/donating a fabric or quilting related prize, please contact me at swimbikequilt at gmail dot com.Thanks, everyone!