Some of you may have heard that Katie is stepping down from 100 Quilts for Kids, but not to fear - DC Modern will keep the tradition alive! If you are new to our group, and haven't heard of 100 Quilts for Kids, for the past several years we've contributed to the event Katie hosted on her blog, Swim Bike Quilt, by making quilts and donating them to local organizations that provided them to children in the foster care system, children in hospitals, and other children in need. This year's event will run from August 1st to September 30th, and we're looking for some help from DC Modern members on the following activities:
1. Volunteer to coordinate a charity quilt. We need 4-5 members to step up to design a quilt, distribute fabric to other members who will contribute blocks, and work together to assemble the quilt, quilt it, and bind it. Our annual charity sewing day on September 13th, at the Burke Library in Alexandria, VA might be a good time to do this. As an added incentive, here is the fabric we had donated for this year's quilts.
|Thanks to Fabric Traditions for donating this DS quilts fabric!|
|Quilt Carla donated to 100 Quilts for Kids 2013|
|Quilt Katie and others made with Dear Stella fabric donated for our quilt drive 2013|
|Quilt Heather, Frederick and others made with fabric donated by Dear Stella for our quilt drive 2013|
Any questions? Ideas or suggestions to make this year's event the best yet?
As a reminder, today is the last day to renew your membership if you have not done so yet. Info here.