Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Can you spare some rainbow scraps?

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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...

32 comments:

  1. Please can I have the address?

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  2. I have some scraps I would love to send.

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  3. Me too!. I have loads of scraps

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  4. This is absolutely fantastic! Please send the mailing address and I will send some bright cotton yukata fabric from Japan!

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  5. Could I have the address please, I'd like to send some fabric.

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  6. I can sort out some scraps this weekend, just let me know the address. Thanks

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  7. I'm in, Lynne! Send me that address.
    XX
    Mary

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  8. What a great idea and I need a major scrap destash...so count me in

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  9. Fabulous, would love to send some fabric. Would you send me the address?

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  10. Oh that's so cool! Could I have the address please Lynne xx

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  11. Ive got some spare rainbow charms I'd love to send

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    1. Can you email me at lilysquilts @ gmail . com as your email is not linked to your blogger profile. Thank you!

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  12. I would love to send some scraps. Please send me the address.

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  13. Could you also email me on lilysquilts @ gmail . com as your email is not linked to your blogger profile. Thank you!

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  14. i think i may have a couple of scraps lying around for these fab kids!

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  15. I'm sure I can fill an envelope with scraps - please send me the address

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    1. Roberta could you email me on lilysqquilts @ gmail . com as your email is not linked to your blogger profile. Thank you!

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  16. I would be happy to send some scraps to help them along.

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  17. What a great idea. I think it's sad there is so little time for crafting in schools. I hope they'll take some Dutch scraps too? ;-)
    Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Dutch hug
    Dea

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  18. IF you send an address, I've got scraps to send from Minnesota.

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  19. I'll sort today, and get them out by tomorrow : ) Thank you, for sharing their story.

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  20. I d love to send some scraps. annebeange@gmail.com

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  21. It would be rude not too - can I have the address please.:)

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  22. What a fab idea! I destashed much of my extra charm squares to Mrs Jones for vomitting with last year, but I'll see what I can do :o)

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  23. As a quilt shop owner I am thrilled to hear about getting the next generation enthusiastic about quilting. I would love to send scraps to help.

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  24. Can you please send me the address

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  25. I have some and would love to give them, can I have their address please.

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  26. I'm in too! Thanks for sharing this story :)

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