Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Scrap Quilts for Charity

Heather and I have been cutting up scraps. A little of this and a little of that for a good cause.

Our church youth group is participating in the 30 Hour Famine this weekend, April 16th - 17th to raise money and awareness for hunger relief through World Vision. As an activity the kids will be making and tying quilts with a total of 1200 squares to represent the 1200 children per hour who die from starvation throughout the world. The quilts they make will be donated through Lutheran World Relief.

We've helped the cause along this week by making two quilt tops for them to tie. They are each 60 x 80" made up of 192 5" squares each.

We had started them on Easter Sunday when we spent a very pleasant afternoon going through my stash and cutting strips from some of our favorite fabrics, many with great memories attached and from some of our most loved projects. I'm happy that I got them finished this week in time for the weekend's events, and that these little snipets of our lives will end up somewhere else in the world to comfort another person or two :)
Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn


Karen said...

It looks like you and Heather are putting your scraps to good use! Making donation quilts is a wonderful thing to do! I see a few scrap fabrics that I have in there also. :0)

Carol said...

Lutheran World Relief is such a wonderful group. They will love the quilts.