As I mentioned last week, when I asked for submissions for the Kids edition of Abakhan Fabrics Projects on a Budget, a teacher from a school in a deprived area of London asked if her school quilt club could try budgeting for supplies, picking projects, designing, making and then writing up tutorials. Will Abakhan and I loved this idea and so the supplies are currently en route to them (and, knowing Will, there will be extras in that package too).
So of course I couldn't resist asking whether there was anything else they needed since I was so inspired by the thought of a quilt club in a London school. Miss Jones, the quilt club teacher said that the children had also designed their own English Paper Pieced quilt together with the school's head of maths but were short on the many many rainbow scraps of fabric they would need to complete this project. Scraps to be a minimum of 5" square.
So I packed up a box of scraps, spare FQs and put in some needles and Aurifil too (those kids deserve the best...!) and sent it off yesterday to help them towards their giant project.
And Miss Jones and I wondered whether you could spare any rainbow scraps (min 5" square) for the Greenwich Free School Quilt Club. Just an envelope would help towards the final quilt. You don't have to put together a whole box! If you could spare some scraps, Miss Jones, the quilt club and I would be eternally grateful. Please leave a comment below and I will send you the postal address. And if you're interested to know more about the teacher who runs the quilt club and the school she co-founded, read this article after which you may find you are unable NOT to send some scraps...