Thursday, November 13, 2008

Charity Art Quilt Project

Some of my readers may already be aware of the fact that I am hosting a charity Art Quilt project from my post and/or signature on Craftster. For the rest of you, I would like to share this endeavor.
I am not a quilter. At all.
That being said, I have begun a project in which textile artists from all over the world are contributing a single 8x10 quilt square which will be assembled into a large quilt to raise money for the Strive For Life Foundation.
The very general theme for the quilt is "gypsy", and that can be interpreted however the artist chooses. The squares can be pieced, embroidered, appliqued, stenciled, etc. The only requirement is that it be 8x10 portrait size. Squares are "due" by the end of January 2009 so that I can begin to assemble the quilt (and then either try my hand at some quilting, or hopefully find some creative and generous soul locally who can assist).
Interest in the project has been wonderful, but I am still looking for a few more artists to participate in this project to help such a deserving cause. If YOU would be interested, please leave me a comment below, on Twitter, Etsy, or email me (address on sidebar).

Some information about the Strive For Life Foundation:

Strive For Life was founded in early 2007 by Sheila Rodgers of Solon, OH. The purpose of this foundation is to provide aid to the homeless and orphaned children of Romania. Strive For Life is a 501(c)3 registered charity and is completely volunteer-based. Nobody takes a salary, and many overhead costs are donated. I am lucky enough to be a close friend and charity partner of Ms. Rodgers, and share her dedication and passion for this cause.
We are in the process of updating our website, so the information you will find there is a bit out of date (ie: we had a major project this summer where 50 volunteers from all over Europe went to work in various youth camps and homes with the children). Once we have the new information prepared, a wonderfully generous woman I met on Craftster has offered her services to "fix" our website. Isn't that fantastic?
If you have questions about the charity, or this project, feel free to contact me in any of the manners indicated above, or email Sheila Rodgers at .


Katie @ Très Lola said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

thats such a fantastic thing you're doing :)

AlwaysInspired said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yea! And I'm making a quilt block!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is a glorious idea- but you did mean to say they quilt pieces are due by January of 2009 right? I just wanted to make sure this isn't an expired post & somehow I missed something....My brain drives faster than my hands so I tend to skip over things on sccident when Im trying to multi-task--I must be on the same wavelength as you!!

Digital Misfit said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

lol yes, I definitely meant to say 2009. I have fixed that now. Thank you for letting me know :)'s hard to even TYPE 2009. Where does the time go?

I also want to thank AlwaysInspired for her participation in this project. She has been on board from the start, and I have seen the square she is making - it's gorgeous!