WIP Wednesday, Quilts for Cure

WIP Wednesday: Back to "Normal" and Totally Not

Happy Wednesday, dears!

I've had my hustle on this week-- how about you? I wish WIP Wednesday could be a group dance party celebrating our collective, creative, rock-star hustles. 

First up: The "Normal." I've sent out two tshirt quilts this week, and I'm hoping to finish the other two Arts Festival Quilts. Hopefully my shoulders hold up for all that machine quilting. The Arts Fest Quilts are about 75" square each, so it's a workout, especially with my machine's small throat space. Festus and Archimedes are faithful work horses, but they are a challenge with large quilts. 

Ashley and I met with Mark Myers down at CURE Childhood Cancer last week. If you followed Smiley Kylie's fight against cancer, Mark is her Daddy. 

Ashley and I met with Mark Myers down at CURE Childhood Cancer last week. If you followed Smiley Kylie's fight against cancer, Mark is her Daddy. 

Next, the not so normal. We (me, Hubster, and our friend Ashley) are starting a non-profit! Quilts for Cure will be an official 501(c)3 as soon as possible, but we are already hard at work. I'm creating the quilts for the E Pluribus Unum Project which highlights the national tragedy of 16,000 kids in the US being diagnosed with cancer each year. The quilt backs will have the names of these cancer-fighting heroes written on them, and the quilts will be hung with both sides showing to create a wall of honor. If your child is fighting or has ever fought childhood cancer, please email me their name and your state of residence at stringandstory (at) gmail.com so I can honor them as part of this project.

I've begun pulling fabric for the next set of E Pluribus Unum Quilts: Florida. 

I've begun pulling fabric for the next set of E Pluribus Unum Quilts: Florida. 

Other facets of Quilts for Cure will include donation quilts for kids in treatment, fundraising for research for more effective treatments, and teaching patients and parents how to quilt in an effort to reduce PTSD in cancer fighting families. For now, the best ways to stay updated are by following the blog here and by following me on Instagram or Facebook @stringandstory. 

I'll be back on Friday for FriYAY Friends. Have a wonderful week!

XO,

HollyAnne

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