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Friday Allies: Stash Fabrics


Welcome back, Allies!

I must confess, progress on many things has stalled a bit as I have officially tested positive for the flu. Ack. If you follow my personal quilty journey on Instagram @stringandstory, then you know that this week has been #flupocalypse at our house. I have been slow to reply to emails; thank you for being patient! I promise I'm catching up!


Today we are celebrating Stash Fabrics for being another fabric sponsor for #OperationSmiley. When I realized that we were going to make 10 quilts, I also realized we were going to need more fabric. You may know Stash from the Stash Fabrics Design Star Challenge, but you may not know that Stash is based just north of Atlanta, about 45 minutes from me. Thus, when I needed more fabric, I reached out and asked if they would help us encourage kids of our city. Marvelously, they said YES!

"Stash Fabrics is a family owned and operated online fabric store out of Alpharetta, GA. It was founded by Beth Louche after discovering her love of modern fabric. The business started as a hobby, but quickly grew into a full time gig of cutting and shipping fabric around the world. We are now a team of four lovely ladies and are working to open up a studio adjacent to the shop. While the online fabric store was the original dream, we now hope to fulfill the mission of spreading our love of creating within the community. Studio coming 2017!"

Stash sent three fabulous prints for borders and backings as well as white fabric for quilt labels. Thank you, Stash Fabrics!! I'm looking forward to the Stash studio opening up!



1) COMMENT Leave a comment saying THANK YOU to Stash Fabrics for supporting #OperationSmiley.

2) SHARE Spread the word about Quilts for Cure by copy and pasting this on Facebook or in an Instagram caption:

"Quilts for Cure exists to raise awareness about childhood cancer, to honor kids who are fighting or who have fought against cancer, to raise money for a cure, and to provide quilts for kids in treatment. We need YOU to defeat childhood cancer. Learn what you can do by visiting the website: www.quiltsforcure.org"

(Feel free to use photos from Quilts for Cure to share this information, as long as you give credit to the original source.)

3) QUILT The weekend is here. Can you make a block or two this weekend that will snowball into a quilt for a child? Don't hesitate to be part of the quilting community that stands strong with the childhood cancer community. Remember, #LoveBeatsCancer

Keep Fighting,



Friday Allies: Aurifil Thread


Good morning, everyone!

Today we are celebrating another generous #OperationSmiley donor-- Aurifil Thread! Aurifil is an Italian thread company that was founded in 1983 near Milan. They are recognized across the quilting industry as top of the line threads that are available in an astonishing range of colors.


Aurifil 50 wt thread is my favorite for piecing and quilting, so I reached out to Bradley Mitchell,  marketing director for Aurifil USA, via Instagram. Brad was kind and generous, and he immediately got the ball rolling for Quilts for Cure to receive thread. Several weeks later, I was thrilled to meet Brad as well as Alex Veronelli, CBDO of Aurifil, at QuiltCon and thank them in person for being part of #OperationSmiley.

Aurifil sent 5 spools each of 4 colors for #OperationSmiley (20 spools total), securing that all 10 #OperationSmiley Quilts and all of Quilts for Cure's projects for the foreseeable future will be pieced and quilted with the best. Thank you, Aurifil!!



1) Comment Leave a comment saying THANK YOU, AURIFIL! for this generous donation!

2) Share If you missed yesterday's post, please check that out and spread the word by sharing it. I am still hunting for a quilter to make Nicholas a twin sized quilt.

3) Share Continue spreading the word about The E Pluribus Unum Project by sharing that blog post as well. I want to honor as many childhood cancer fighters as possible! Does your child have cancer? Please email me their name and home state at hollyanne (at) quiltsforcure.org so I can honor them on your state's quilt!

Go Gold,