Aneela posted on her Instagram feed on Wednesday that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is going in for surgery. Chelsea of Pins and Bobbins is organizing quilters in sewing a Quilt for Aneela. Here are my two blocks ready to go in the mail.
Another project I learned about while travelling around the blogs and Instagram is a fundraiser for an adorable little baby named Clara who had to undergo open heart surgery just after she was born. She is the daughter of another fabric designer named Sandi. I first learned about this story on the blog Sew Me Something Good and a blog for the fundraising effort has been set up at For Sandi and Clara. You can make a donation to their cause and for every dollar you donate you will receive an entry into their huge selection of giveaways. I read Sandi's words on their Instagram #loveforclara page and it made me cry. As an expectant mother this story really touched my heart.
Last weekend I took two little Moda candies that I'd had sitting around for months and sewed them into nine patch squares. One was Fig Tree's "Avalon" and one was Bonnie and Camille's "Scrumptious". I also sewed together a Briar Rose sixteen patch baby quilt and it's ready for binding in the above photo.
I am volunteering teaching two fellow military wives to quilt using this quilt at our local Military Family Resource Centre. I am finding it so rewarding teaching others to quilt! I am already planning a more in depth project to teach in the fall.
These are my fabric postcards for the "Canadian Quilt Talk" podcast's Maple Leaf themed postcard swap. They were due today but I had them ready last weekend. We mail these just like regular postcards in the mail! You can find the podcast at Brandy's website and click on CQT Podcast.