Wednesday, 22 June 2011

All Heart Appeal

I want to make a difference, and I need your help!

I recently went to a concert where money was raised for various cancer charities. I got thinking that I would like to raise some money myself and my brain went into overdrive thinking of ways to help.

I have a number of reasons for wanting to support Cancer Research, my brother-in-Law died from cancer, my dad had a tumour removed from his stomach two years ago, a childhood friend died from breast-cancer in her thirties and my husband is undergoing treatment for cancerous tumours in his leg.

My little All Heart Appeal plan is to achieve the following;

I would like blocks to be donated that I will sash together, quilt and finish. The quilt (or hopefully quilts) will be raffled off at local events to and all proceeds will go to Cancer research. Even if you donate a heart you can also purchase a raffle ticket to win the quilt yourself. Each ticket will cost £2.50. That is a lot of tickets I need to sell to raise a goal of £400.00.

I would like the first quilt to be completed by August.

If you are interested in helping here's what to do;1. Measure a 8" x 8" square of neutral fabric, white-on-white or cream-on-cream to act as a background fabric.

2. Make a heart, any size so long as it fits within the block and less 1/4" for seam allowance. It can be any shape, fat, thin, elongated, stylized and in any colour.

3. You can also embroider a design within a plain heart like the one below:

4. The heart needs to be appliqued on either by stitching around a raw-edge, zig-zag stitched, blanket-stitched, fancy stitched, needle-turned the choice is yours - so long as it doesn't peel off is the general advice.

5. Once completed mail to me (leave a comment and I will e-mail you my address)and I will do the rest!!

Why not dedicate your heart to someone whose life has been touched by cancer. All dedications will be written in a note that will go with the quilt to winning recipients.

If you don't want to make a heart but want to dedicate one and I will make one on your behalf I will ask that you make a donation on my just giving page found here

You can make a difference.


Thank you
Caroline xx


Sarah said...

Count me in.

Wendy said...

Caroline, what a wonderful, wonderful idea. I would like to be in on this. I'll try to make a nice heart but I am pretty new to sewing/quilting etc! When do you need them by?

Wendy said...

Oh, and can I use your button to post this appeal on my blog (linking back to you of course)?

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I'll try and get a black made to give to you at Rochebeire. :o)

Wendy said...

I've made two. I would have made more but I only had a small piece of cream on cream fabric and I don't have any white on white! Can you let me have your address and I'll get them in the post.

Anne M said...

eHi Caroline - would love to make you a block. Will Rochberie July meeting be OK. Anne

Lynda said...

What a great idea! I'll see what I can do and bring to Rocheberie.

Liz said...

I will make some for you, lovely idea and thrilled that Dads concert was the catalyst for this project. Sorry to hear about your husband needing treatment, I hope it goes well with few side effects.
Did you mean cut 8 x 8 and finnished size will be 7 1/2, just having a dull moment.
If I knew how to do the button thing I would.

Enchie said...

I would love to participate, so count me in. What a great thing to do.

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

Please email me your deets - I'd love to make one ... I'll do a little blogpost too .... :)

The Sunflower Patch said...

Firstly,Thank you for stopping by my blog and becoming my newest follower! :)

By white on white, do you mean a white print on a white background?

Judith said...

I'd love to donate a heart. My mum is recovering from breast cancer. Let me know where to send it. Jxo

Sarah said...

Hi Caroline, I've stitched up a wee heart to send to your appeal, please drop me your address so I know where to send it. All the best with your quilts. I will put a wee mention in my blog too as I came by this appeal via two other blogs, so it definitely works!

Karen said...

Hi , Will do some. Please can I have your address to mail to you Karen