Artists from all over the world are each contributing one 8"x10" quilt square with a gypsy theme, which I will assemble, and then auction off to raise money to help the street kids of Romania.
I have already received a few of the squares, and I am so impressed with the beautiful handiwork of the talented artists.
Everyone has such a unique perspective on the theme.
I left the door wide open to interpretation and style. The squares can be pieced, appliqued, embroidered, cross stitched, fabric painted, etc.
I am still in need of more artists for this project.
If you think that you may be interested in participating in this creative project which will benefit a cause so dear to my heart, please leave a comment below, or email me at email@example.com
I would be so very honored and grateful to have more of my creative blog readers share in this international art project with me.
Here are the first three wonderful pieces so graciously contributed by some of the artists:
***The first piece is by North Dakotan artist AlwaysInspired
She chose to make a beautiful applique Gypsy portrait, accented with embroidery details and beading.The second square that I have received is from the lovely and creative Knickertwist from my home province of Ontario! She created this beautiful square on a background of rich maroon brocade accented with lace, crochet applique, beads, buttons and all kinds of goodness, with a gorgeous focal piece. I apologize for the quality of my scan. It is so much more lovely in person.
The third square that I have received is from the brilliant Virginian textile artist PixiesInTheHouse . She designed this charming art piece on a background of rich chocolate velvet, appliqued felt, and beautiful dimensional accents with buttons and silk flowers.
I would like to take this moment to thank the three of you so very much for being a part of this project. I also want to thank all of the other artists who are still working on their pieces. I will post those pictures as they come in. Hugs!
The Strive For Life Foundation works directly with the street kids and orphans of Romania, as well as with other NPO charities in the country to help bring hope, health and happiness.
If you would like more information about Strive, and the work that it does, you can message me or visit the website . I apologize for the website being a bit out of date. Our website girl got married and moved to Belgium. Strive will be changing web hosts soon, and a full update with past projects and current goals will come.