Crazy Quilters Making a Difference

Leslie Ehrlich 2007

   
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The journey of this project started several years ago when I began contributing both monetarily and professionally to "Ride for Kids," a charity program that contributes funds for research on pediatric brain cancer.. A friend of mine, Pamela McCombs, has gathered contributions for this cause for approximately six years and has been the state Grand Champion the last four years.  This year Pam raised an all time high of $11,000.00 on her own!!!  http://pinyoncreek.blogspot.com/2007/09/pediatric-brain-cancer-wall-hanging.html

As a part of this work, a number of us at CQI joined to create a project that will contribute to these wonderful kids in a light-hearted, visual way. At first we were going to create individual quiltlets to give to each of the children.  Then we quickly discovered this plan would limit the types of work in which we excelled, and we still might not have enough for all the deserving kids.  With that in mind, we changed the direction slightly and decided upon a wall hanging to be donated to the Pediatric Brain Cancer Ward at the Children's Hospital. This way, the children AND their families can enjoy all the creativity and wonder together! This project is open to everyone, not just CQI members, and we are now enjoying seeing some fabulous contributions from folks across the world. The pictures here show the quiltlets we have received so far with many more on the way. I hope that others will join in the spirit of the project by creating a piece for us!!! The deadline is extended to accommodate everyone. I would LOVE to see enough quiltlets come in to make other wall hangings which could be donated to other wards.

Thank you for your inspiration and contributions! Together we are a fabulous group of visual artists. Won't it be wonderful to see the children's faces when this project is completed and donated?  For further information, please see http://pinyoncreek.blogspot.com/2007/09/charity-quiltlets.html.


Leslie Ehrlich

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Debbie Smith

Leslie Ehrlich

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Gail Odegaard

 


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