Last weekend my mom and I headed back to Texas for something really special- that quilt right up there.
This is the Snapshots quilt, which is part of a Fat Quarter Shop quilt along for a cause, this one benefiting the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Did you know that the families of the children receiving treatments at St. Jude's don't have to pay a dime? St. Jude's wants the families to worry about helping their children get well, not about how to pay medical bills during such a difficult time.
So here's how it works. Each month, starting January 15, a video tutorial will be released on the Fat Quarter Shop blog to make one of the blocks. With each tutorial, my mom, Kimberly and I will be sharing memories, photos, and stories that go along with the block. All of the patterns will be free, but we are hoping that people can donate $5 per block to raise money for this great cause. Did I mention Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics are matching every dollar raised up to $10,000? Pretty great, right? You can donate and track the progress here.
Oh! And if you would like to make one from Daysail just like ours, you can reserve your kit for everything you need for the top and binding now. If you do, you'll even get the first few blocks before they are available. There's more info about that here. And lots of links for the quilt along here!
We really are so grateful for the opportunity we had to participate in all of this and help raise money for St. Jude's. The last year and a half my mom has been battling breast cancer, so this really hits close to home. She is feeling much more like herself now, and we feel so lucky to help give back after all the kindness and love that we've been shown. A big thank you to Kimberly and all of the Fat Quarter Shop crew for inviting us to come be a part of something so wonderful.
So, which block is your favorite? Will you be sewing along? If you are, make sure to use the hashtag #fqssnapshots so we can see your blocks as you make them. I can't wait to get started on mine.