Oct 8, 2014

Quilting For A Great Cause

 I have something really fun to tell all my quilter readers (I know there are a lot of you out there.) One of VSB partners, Fat Quarter Shop, is hosting the 2015 Snapshots Quilt Along benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The Quilt Along has 12 traditionally pieced picturesque (novelty) blocks that capture and celebrate moments of happiness in our lives. The Quilt Along officially starts January 15th, 2015 and Fat Quarter Shop will release the first block pattern on the 15th of each month for the rest of 2015.

You can use your own fabric (vintage sheets?) or purchase the kits provided on the Fat Quarter website. All they ask from participants is a donation to St. Jude every time you download one of the adorable patterns.

Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will match up to $10,000 from pattern donations for a total of $20,000. To read more about the quilt along, please visit the Fat Quarter Shop blog.

This is the cute camera block for the quilt back. Adorbs!

A very cute quilt for a very important cause. But, what if you are thinking, "Hey Heather, I'm still in 2014, what can I do now?" There is still time to catch up and participate in the 2014 Quilt Along that benefits the Make a Wish Foundation.

It features some more traditional quilt blocks with a twist. The Fat Quarter Shop website has lots of helpful videos. Seriously, how did I figure out anything before YouTube?

I hope that you can play along, make something wonderful, and help kids. Personally, I'm in love with the bike quilt block.