Friday Allies

Friday Allies: Fat Quarter Shop


Happy Friday, Everyone!

Today I'm announcing yet another blog series! "Friday Allies" posts will appear when we have a sponsor that we want to highlight so you know about the cool companies that are joining us in our war against childhood cancer. This week, five companies have agreed to help us with the supplies and labor necessary to finish the #OperationSmiley quilts.


This afternoon, I'd like to introduce you to  Fat Quarter Shop. I ran across them pretty early in my quilting, and if my LQS (local quilt shop) doesn't have a particular fabric, Fat Quarter Shop is my next stop. FQS is an online-only shop owned by Kimberly Jolly and her husband, Kevin. I've been consistently impressed by their customer service, so I reached out asking if they would be willing to donate fabric for borders, backing, and binding on the #OperationSmiley Quilts.

The very next morning there was a generous YES in my inbox to my requested 30 YARDS of fabric, and an inquiry about which fabrics I'd like. Today, I did a happy dance as I pulled out six fat 5-yard cuts of navy fabrics. Thank you, Kimberly, Kevin, and the  Fat Quarter Shop Team for your generosity toward our effort!


I'll post a more thorough #OperationSmiley update next week and continue highlighting our sponsors as their donations arrive, but go ahead and jump up and down because the current heart block count is 129-- that's 6.5 quilts! Woohoo!

Action Items:

1) Visit the Fat Quarter Shop on Instagram or Facebook and tell them THANK YOU!

2) Connect with Quilts for Cure on Instagram and Facebook

3) If your company is interested in sponsoring the work we're doing at Quilts for Cure, please have them email john (at) We are actively pursuing 501(c)(3) status.

Remember to be smiley like Kylie this weekend and love those around you well.