One person can make a difference in the world.  I believe that.  It becomes easier to make that difference if you join people together as a group.   And when that group is made up of quilters need I say more?

Please join me, 11 other designers, 6 shops,  Moda Fabrics, and Presencia Threads  as we come together for charity.  If you haven’t heard about Quiltaid USA, you’ll be hearing about it soon. Maybe you saw this ad in American Patchwork and Quilting last month?

The theme:  From Heart to Home.  Moda provided the fabric and Presencia provided the pearl cotton for embroidery.  The 12 designers (6 Australian and 6 American) each designed a block and the shops each designed a finishing kit.  You can see them all on the Quiltaid web site, as well as read all about the program.

The charity?  The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia. The funds raised from Quiltaid USA 2010 will be donated to this hospital through 2 charities;  One in the US, The Fistula Foundation and one in Australia, Hamlin Fistula Relief and Aid fund.  When I was first asked to participate I had to research Obstetric Fistula.  In a country like ours we rarely hear that word. I had no idea what it was.  Other countries are not as fortunate and in Ethiopia, Obstetric Fistula is prevalent.

By participating in Quiltaid USA, you are doing a bit of good in the world and having  fun at the same time.  Make a quilt that represents Heart and Home! Choose the finishing kit of your choice, then visit the six shops to purchase all 12 blocks.  You’ll find my block at www.shabbyfabrics.com .

You’ll receive the pattern and all the fabrics to make this block.  Join me in making this world a bit better through quilting!

Hugs,

Anne

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