I would like to share with you some info that I think is valuable. My Friend, Diane of from blank pages, is a clever, creative, compassionate and community minded kinda gal. She has established quite a few different ‘programmes’ of participation and I would like to pass them on to you for your consideration (or not!).
Diane has started a Flickr group to connect those with a ’cause to quilt for’ and those who would love to ‘quilt for a cause’. Diane says:
I have come to realize that the most satisfying quilting is sewing for someone in need. I hope this will become a successful group and that with everyone’s help we can help a lot of people that could use some comfort in their lives.
If you are making a quilt for someone and would like some help with the blocks, please start a new discussion! It’s also great to know any bit of the story of the people the quilt is for. Share whatever you’d like, but you don’t have to if it’s too personal.
If you would like to sew quilt blocks for others, please leave a comment in their thread and let them know. You can ask questions in the discussion thread so others can see the answer who might have the same question. Addresses can be exchanged by preference of the quilter.
I figure this will be a good place to find people in need of help, as well as those willing to help. I am only one person, so I hope that you will help me recruit people to join who you think might be interested.
Do you know what I’ve been thinking about lately? lots, and I mean LOTS, of blank pages that I’ve filled but have never turned into anything but a filled page….I’m afraid my ideas always seem to be way more numerous than the amount of time I have to work on them. Then I started wondering about everyone else. What have you put on YOUR blank pages??? I think sometimes it’s just inspiration we find, on Pinterest perhaps? Or maybe you have an idea that’s been floating around in your head for years, but you’ve never had the courage to jot it down and simply start putting it together. A beautiful stack of fabrics by chance? Maybe a flower in your backyard? I don’t know that I could ever limit the amount of things that inspire me.
I decided that it would be fun, or at least I would have so much fun making a linky party for everyone’s blank pages! 🙂 I know there are already so many link up’s for works in progress, and finished items, UFO items, and everything in between, but this is a “BEGINNING” linking party! If it’s a secret, show some sneak peeks! Or maybe a stack of fabric that you are still contemplating a project for. There are so many things that inspire us to create, and I think we often share the process or the finish of it, but why not celebrate the beginning.
So a new linky party for ‘the beginning of a project’ has been birthed!! Link ups start on thursdays and close on sundays. Find out more here.
Until next time, happy quilting, knitting, sewing, crafting ….
Until next time, happy sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting and crafting ....