Sunday, August 25, 2013

Feeding the Hungry One Bowl at a Time

Just a quick post to share a fun idea.  Our local food bank holds an annual event called the Empty Bowls Fundraiser.  Many talented artists in the area donate work and some friends and I wanted to join in the fun. As few of us work in ceramics, glass or wood, we decided to focus on what we know and make some fabric bowls.

We simply sewed scraps onto heavy interfacing in a mosaic fashion.  There are all sorts of tutorials available and they were really fun to make.

You can even add other embellishments like beading and metallic threads.

In all, I think we made about 15 bowls.  Each has its own personality and beauty.

I highly recommend trying this great idea if you have a similar fundraiser in your area.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

100 Quilts for Kids

Just sharing a couple quilts I am donating to Bags of Love.  Bags of Love is a local organization here in Eugene Oregon that provides bags filled with essentials to kids who are in crisis and are being removed from their environment.  Each bag also includes a quilt for comfort.  I tried to fill these two quilts with lots of hugs.

These quilt are being donated in support of Katie's 100 Quilts for Kids quilt drive over at swim bike quilt.  You have until the end of September to participate.  Need an idea for a quilt?  String quilts work great for a quick quilt.  Plus you utilize some of those pesky scraps around your sewing room!