I try to spend at least a few hours a week keeping up with all the wonderful things happening in our internet community – through blogs, as well as flickr and Pinterest. These are just a few of the things that caught my eye in the past few weeks.
First up is Cheryl Arkison’s initiative to donate quilts for those affected by last month’s flooding in Calgary and Southern Alberta. Cheryl’s asking for 15.5″ slabs (instructions here) and she’s got people ready to turn them into quilts once they get to her. The Poole Creek Quilters jumped on this (thanks to Lori and Leslie) with enough slabs completed for almost 2 full quilts.
The deadline is July 31, so there’s still lots of time. (It doesn’t take long to put one of these together).
I saw Cinzia’s post on the weekend, and wanted to help get the word out. Courtepointe Claire in Montreal has taken the initiative to rally support for the community of Lac Megantique in the same manner that Berene Campbell did for the residents of Boston earlier this year with her “To Boston With Love” project.
A deadline of August 24th has been set for the collection of the flags, and you can find all the details for this project on Cinzia’s post at deux petites souris.
I’ve been a fan of Jolene’s style for quite a while. She has an amazing colour sensibility, and makes beautiful uncomplicated quilts which always inspire (remember last year’s granny square craze?) Lucky for us, she’s starting a learn to quilt series aimed at beginner quilters. She’s already finished two posts on acquiring fabrics.
You can find a half yard bundle of Jolene’s favourite basics in the shop – Kona in Natural, Stone, Snow and Aqua; shot cotton in Aqua, Tobacco, Tangerine and Persimmon.
And finally, Rachel at Stitched in Color has been busy getting her Penny Sampler Class ready. Don’t you just love this quilt? You can see the inspiration behind the Penny Sampler in the Prelude and check the FAQ for more details.
Registration for this online class opens July 22nd, and I have a feeling it will fill quickly. So tempting … this may be one that I just can’t resist!