Now that most of my close relatives have a quilt, I've moved on to making some for charity organizations. Here's what I have lined up:
This organization makes quilts for kids whose parent(s) are incarcerated. It lists the kids by their birthdays and a few things about them. I chose David and all I know about him is:
4-25-00--David from Arizona will be 11--cars, red, blue, orange
All 2011 birthdays have been taken, which is awesome! This quilt need to ship out 2 weeks before his birthday, so I am WAY on top of things (for once)! I used the Strip-as-you-go method and I am quite pleased with this quilt. :)
This is through the lovely quilty community. They raised money for Wold Vision in 2010 and will be raising even more for Japan! Lots of people have generously donated quilts. For every $10 you donate you will receive a "ticket" into the raffle. There are lots of chances to win as there will be over 40 quilts! I have one that I'm entered mid-April. Pictures to come.
Quilter's Newsletter is accepting completed quilts that they will then send directly to Japan. I have a quilt that needs the binding sewn down, then it's off!
If you want to send a quilt too, visit Quilter's Newsletter for more details.
4. Student quilt
I'm going to need YOUR help with this last one. I've challenged my students to design a quilt (based on some math restrictions!). I'm going to post their designs and let YOU vote for the winning one. Then I'll make it and give it to the student. Most of my students are very poor, some bounce from home to home and stay with whoever has a place that night. The entire school gets free breakfast and lunch and I'm not sure that they always get dinner. But they are such good kids and try SO HARD. I'm really proud of how far they've come this year and I want to give them a reward. I should have the designs mid-April!