Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Island Batik Ambassadors Tis' the Season for Giving

This month the Island Batik Ambassadors are doing a Tis' the Season for Giving challenge. Our directions were to make a quilt with our gorgeous Island Batiks to give away to a charity of our choice.

My quilt is just a top. How can that be you ask? Well, the charity I chose to give my quilt to takes tops, quilts them up, and then gives them to women and children in need. I decided to go with their flow instead of quilting it because after all, there are many quilters who love making tops out there and perhaps it will inspire them to donate tops!

The group I am talking about is a local guild called Quilt Dreamers. I have donated a lot of fabric when I've cleaned out my stash over the years, but never a top. Most of the quilts they make are bright and colorful and very kid friendly. I decided to do something a little more masculine because sometimes boys like calmer colors.

Once they are quilted they are given away to 360 Communities, a local organization. One of the schools I used to work in had a 360 Communities family liaison in our building. The liaison helped families with any needs they had at home as well as setting goals about schoolwork at home. They are a wonderful organization full of caring people who are committed to making our communities a better place for everyone. I see more of my quilt tops going their way in the future.

If you would like contribute a top to Quilt Dreamers please let me know and I will pass along the contact information to you!

I hope you get to quilt today!

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