It's time to celebrate our sweet Kylie. Kylie Myers, aka Smiley Kylie, brightened this world with her gorgeous smile for nearly 13 years. Now, we raise awareness about childhood cancer and make quilts for kiddos in treatment in her honor. Last year, we made 10 quilts. Kylie's 16th birthday is on February 24th-- do y'all think we can make the 320 blocks it would take to make 16 quilts in her honor? I think we can!!
Who: All quilters, aspiring quilters, crafty people, or anyone willing to give a bit of cutting and sewing a try
What: 10 inch finished (10.5 unfinished) Cluck Cluck Sew Heart Blocks in white, blue/navy/aqua, and/or yellow OR Modern Sewciety's 12 inch (12.5 unfinished) February Mod Heart block from the 2018 BOM (must be a Modern Sewcialite Member to access this pattern option) in the same colors
Where: Mail your block(s) to: Quilts for Cure PO Box 1831 Duluth, GA 30096
Goal: 16 quilts to celebrate Kylie's sweet sixteen (320 blocks)
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Other materials needed: 100% cotton batting, cotton border/backing/binding fabrics (navy prints and solids, quilt shop quality), Aurifil 50wt cotton thread (white, navy, yellow, or light gray). Donations can be sent to the address above
If you are interested in helping assemble and quilt these quilts, please email me at hollyanne (at) quiltsforcure.org
I simply cannot thank you all enough for joining me in this second annual celebration of Kylie and her spirit of joy, encouragement, and generosity. These quilts will end up all over the country as a bit of warmth and love to just a few of the 16,000 kids who will be diagnosed this year. To stay up to date on all the goings on here at Quilts for Cure (and there are quite a few coming up!), please join our newsletter!
It will cost about $2000 to purchase batting, thread, borders/backing/binding, and shipping labels for 16 quilts. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today!