Today I mailed some beaded “quilt” squares to Alaska to donate to a breast cancer awareness project.
Now, I’m not huge into the buy-everything-pink-3-day-walk breast cancer campaign (there are other cancers, you know), but I found out about this project on a jewelry site and it sounded interesting. Basically, people from around the world submit as many of these 2 inch squares as they want, and the donations are sewn together to form “quilts,” which are auctioned off at bead shows to gain money for the cause.
Each year there’s a theme… As you may have guessed, this year’s is the turtle (for it’s persistence). Other years have been flowers or hearts, which are a little easier to work with. Still, I’m pretty pleased that I was able to come up with three different designs considering my limited knowledge of turtles (and that you only have a 1.5″x1.5″ space within which to work).
I think that the finished quilt designs will be posted on that site in the late spring/early summer. I’ll post links once they’re available.