Saturday, April 10, 2010
This and that day
It was one of those days of errands. I was still putting things away in the basement after painting the wall. I only had energy left for cutting by evening. If you haven't heard of the project that Bumble Beans is doing, you might want to check out her blog to see a picture of the type of quilts she is making. Here was her original story and request:
A few weeks ago I had read in the paper about homelessness in the U.S. right now
and was astounded by the numbers for homeless families... particularly in NYC.
I called up a friend of mine, who I knew runs an organization for getting families back into homes
from all walks of life. The organization Basics Inc. does so much more that this
like heath care, rehab, training. housing etc.
but I asked, Hey! can your organization take any quilts?
He said, do you have 700?
Well, I can tell you that really struck a cord with me...
So I went up a week or so ago, to the South Bronx, and toured their organization, met some families, brainstormed ideas, and I plan on doing a few other things with them to help out and do my part...
For a start: Is a donation quilt for their auction in Sept.
So I am going to ask for helpers!
I'd like to invite all of you who care to help To make me one 10 1/2" HOUSE block. sewn down will be 10"
Then later she asked for 10.5" squares of fabric to use as filler blocks, and backing, and bindings. We all have fabrics that we don't need any more. I started cutting 10.5" squares last night and have 46 of them so far. I'm sure I'll find more to cut, plus I will send her a few backings.