>> Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I received a very surprising and exciting email from Jade over at Craft Hope. She let me know she had received the quilt I sent, used it in her most recent post, and taken it into the Miracle Foundation to show them. They were apparently very pleased (even impressed!?!) with the quilt, and especially loved the reds, oranges, and yellows, all colors common in India. They asked Jade to ask me if I would be willing to make more to hang in the walls of the orphanage as art!
I was shocked and excited to receive this request. After asking whether it was ok if the quilts were completed after the Craft Hope July 25 deadline and finding out the delay would be fine (no sewing machine access until August precludes making anything until then), I said yes. Of course, I said yes; I don't think I could possibly have said no. It's not every day I get asked to make art for orphanages (or, let's be honest, anywhere)!
In conjunction with this new project, I have a request to make of you and those you may know. I depleted much of my red/pink/orange/yellow scrap pile making the last quilt, and now need to acquire more warm color fabric. If you have any scraps you're willing to donate or trade, please be in touch. I can't send you anything until August when I'm back in the same state as my fabric stash, but I would be happy to arrange swap your scraps (of a range of sizes) for scraps, fat quarters, and other amounts of fabric to amass a varied stash for these quilts. I'm open to a range of fabrics, the pretty and the ugly, the excellent and the not-so-amazing, because in a scrap quilt, the diversity of fabrics helps make the quilt. When I send the quilts to the Miracle Foundation, I will credit everyone who contributes fabric of any amount. Thank you!