Sunday, December 26, 2010

just a thought

Do any of you read Jaybird's blog? She is a wonderful young (I think shes a year or two older than me so I think I am REALLY young) designer. And from what I can gather via her blog and the giveaway of hers I won ages ago, I think she's a very kind person. The kind of gal you'd want to be friends with (and maybe raid her stash here and there)

She recently mentioned how her nephew has cancer, and she made him a quilt to brighten his stay at the Hospital. I have been thinking about it since. Now I make quilts for Seattle Children's, for their sick children already, but there was something else I have been chewing on, since she does seem like such a lovely lady and I want to do something for her and her family.

So here's what I was thinking: Since her nephew is so young, I am sure a parent is with him as much as possible, if not all the time, they might need some TLC too. I was wondering if anyone would want to make a block for a kindness quilt. I was thinking about 6" blocks that were creators choice, maybe with a 2 1/2" piece of fabric with the creators name, or a kind word to put on the back of the quilt. The only thing I am not sure about is raw edge/fuse able applique, I was considering asking people not to use it for their so that the quilt could be used and abused, and loved.

If this were to come together, I would send it out to be quilted, in fact I THINK a few people who read my blog are professional quilters (Therica, JoAnne) and might be able to make room for a project. I also would love to add a few extra "grown up" things, like I have a whole bunch of books that I might never get to re-reading. And I work at Starbucks, I could mark out some coffee. (and I am sure unused toys, books, things for him or his baby sister would be appreciated as well but again anything beyond a quilt block, heck even a block would be a blessing)

So anyone interested? I was thinking of e-mailing Rachel (of ps. I quilt) to see if I could post something on her blog, and maybe word could get out. but I wanted to check with you all first and see if it's something to pursue. If it's a go, I want to get started ASAP!


Beth said...

I'm in. Just post the details and the due date.

seventhsister26 said...

I'm game;) Just post when it comes together and I will get a block or two sent off to you;)
Happy Quilting!!

Marsha said...

Sounds like a great idea, I will see what I can come up with.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

I'm in too! Great idea. I had no idea he was sick. I've fallen behind on my blog reading lately. What a great thing for you to take on. Just let me know the details. Thx! Jenn