Saturday, June 21, 2008

Moira's Fabric Challenge to the Sunshine Quilting group

Back in late April if I remember right Miora from the Sunshine Quilting group I have joined through yahoo posted a challenge for us. Here is the post that she made.

***A new challenge by Moira! Fall/Halloween themed fq's to be sent to make as many child friendly blocks as possible from the stash of Moira's friend who passed away unexpectedly a few years ago. Use any 9" finished block that you want. When she gets the blocks back, she will assemble them into quilts for WAS in honor of her friend! Full details on our Sunshine Yahoo group!***

So I sent my SASE's to her and got some of the fabric. I got falls colors and made 8 blocks for her. You can see what I came up with. I hope she likes them and they will go along with the others for the quilts she makes for these kids.

For those that would like to know about Sunshine. Here is a little info on the 2 groups that we send quilts to. I have not been able to send a whole quilt just yet. But have done several blocks for challenges since joining the group in late 2007

WAS (short for Wrap-A-Smile)

In 2002 we began working with Wrap-A-Smile. Wrap-A-Smile is part of a Rotary program called Rotaplast. Rotaplast sends medical teams to South America to perform cleft lip/cleft palate surgery on children. Wrap-A-Smile is an arm of that project and provides quilts for each child to be wrapped in after surgery. The children keep the quilts and take them home. Countries to which we have sent our quilts include Venezuela, Chile, Bolivia, China, Viet Nam and Romania.

WTIL (short for Wrap Them In Love)

In 2003 we connected with Wrap Them in Love, a quilt donation program housed in Arlington, Washington. Wrap Them in Love has become a foundation and an official non-profit organization. They send quilts to orphanages as often as they can, using personal deliveries and any connections they have with travelers. Quilts have gone to Mexico, Ukraine, Russia, Philippines and many other countries.

Thanks for reading. :-)

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