I've taken a rare day off work and let myself sleep in this morning, so the 15 minute challenge post is a bit late today. I tried to write the post last night, but I've been a bit short on shut eye time the last week or so. All that kept showing up the screen was "mmmmmm" and "chhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" because I'd nod off while trying to type. Hopefully, I'm a bit more lucid this morning, but don't count on it. I'm still working on my first cup of coffee.
Drama Teen and I weren't feeling too well the latter part of the week (we're thinking bad tacos), so my effort to sneak in 15 minutes of sewing every night wasn't very successful.
I did manage to get in one more day this week than last week for a total of 4 days. Now all the blocks for Mon Ami are made and squared up, so they are all ready to sew together. Hopefully that means I'll get at least one more quilt finished this year. Mon Ami is supposed to be a Quilt of Valor. I've not donated a quilt since Drama Teen was in 4th grade (about 5 years ago), so I'm past due. This month's fostering creativity theme is to get involved with a good cause. Most of July's posts have been about the benefits of donating a quilt to a good cause, so this week it's time to list some of those good causes:
Some of the best known include:
Quilts of Valor (or if you want to deal with a quilter involved
with this cause try Alycia Quilts)
Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
Threading Hope - Works directly with non-profits and
foundations to provide quilts to families all over the wold.
Plus there may be local charities that are looking for donations of quilts. Those include police departments, hospitals, social services. Your local guilds are probably a good way to find out about those. Searching the web, you can find people collecting quilts in times of need, such as after the Joplin and Moore tornadoes, the Texas fertilizer plant fire, etc. Katie Blakesley over at Swim Bike Quilt is doing a "100 quilts for Kids" drive that started July 1st and goes till the end of September.
After I finish Mon Ami, I'm thinking about making a quilt for Project Linus. I have some juvenile novelty prints from when Drama Teen was little that she would cringe at now. Making a quilt or two from them would be a good way to lighten up the stash.
What have you been up to this week?