If you’ve followed our blog or read our newsletter, you know about this project. Our friend Simon, Jenny’s son, was recently diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. Instead of falling into depression (which I’m sure rears its head some days,) Simon turned to Facebook with all his friends and followers to let us be part of his treatment and recovery. Wednesday night he launched his quilt project with a webinar. If you didn’t attend the webinar, you can see it recorded here: http://youtu.be/tj6C_ayEmqw (Turn up your speakers, as it’s very soft and hard to hear in many places.) You’ll hear about Simon’s journey to this point, see what an amazing and inspiring person he is, and hear a few words from his “Mum.”
We are happy to participate in Simon’s program, Sunshine for ALL and would like to encourage you, if you have time and would like to help, to make an 81/2″ block (which finishes to an 8″ block,) in orange, pink, and yellow, to be made into quilts to comfort children with this disease, and to be sold to raise awareness of this type of leukemia.We will be collecting quilt squares from anyone who cares to bring or send them to us, to help Simon on this journey to an ultimate cure, at Erica’s Craft & Sewing Center, 1320 N. Ironwood Dr., South Bend, IN, 46615. We’ll also be having a “sew-in” for local people who want to come sew with us making quilt squares. We’ll let you know as soon as we have details.