Jeanette Shanigan of Wasilla, Alaska has started an amazing project for anyone wanting to contribute to breast cancer research. Below is my contribution:
Project is: "Beaded Quilts" (30 squares each) to be auctioned at the next Bead & Button show, with all proceeds going to breast cancer research.
Theme is: Metamorphosed Like the Butterfly
Size is: 1.5 inches square, with 1/4 inch border
Material is: white pellon ~ Peltex 70 Ultra Firm Stabalizer
Due date is: April 1, 2007
On her website, Jeanette has posted an image of beaded squares that have already been submitted, and the three beaded quilts already completed. You can read and/or print out the guidelines here. Jeanette also has a page where she tells the touching story about why she started this project.
Those who organize and work so hard to recruit volunteers for projects like this are saints in my opinion. It makes my heart sing to think about it. And, to look at all the beaded squares and read the names of the contributors is like a bright sunny day in the dark of winter. I am delighted that Jeanette contacted me to tell me about it. Isn't the concept of "bead it forward" (or pay it forward, or whichever version is current) just fabulous?
Two of my quilting friends are now in the process of making their squares. I'll take pictures and show them when they are completed. Looking at some of the finished squares, I noticed two squares made by Liz (a regular reader of this blog). Good work, Liz!
What about you? Do you have a couple of hours to make a square?