The quilting community is a very generous group of people of which I am proud to be a part. Sometimes I think I will look for any excuse to sew something, especially if it is a quick and easy project for a child.
Last month, at Sew South Retreat, Valerie spoke about her favorite charity. It's called Lemonade International. You can read all about it here. It helps the poorest of the poor in Guatemala, those living in extreme poverty who are vulnerable to the outside influences that surround a dangerous community.
Val asked anyone who wants to help to make a quilt for a child who is living in the safe house that Lemonade International runs.
I started a quilt that is at the top of my list to be basted and quilted. I have one quilt ahead of it and then it will be next on my list to finish. It's a really cute pixelated heart that I am sure a little girl is going to love.
Today I am sharing about the project my friend, Trina, has started. She is collecting Polaroid blocks and then will sash them and sew them all together into at least one quilt for a boy and one for a girl. I needed a small project to work on. Yesterday, I made 19 blocks (one didn't make it into the photo shoot) in just a short sewing session after Easter brunch was over.If you haven't made these blocks, there is a quick tutorial on Capiltola Quilter's blog.
Or you can contact me and I will get you in touch with Trina. Either way, it's a great way to help and super fast and easy.