April 2018 Charity Spotlight: One*n*Ten

Guest Author – Kate G.

First of all, a big thank you to our Charity Chair Bonnie! She motivated me and got me interested in sponsoring one of our charity/organizations.

This year I’ve volunteered to be the liaison with one of the organizations suggested by fellow guild members: One*n*Ten. They serve LGBTQ youth in a variety of ways to “enhance their lives by providing empowering social and service programs that promote self‐expression, self‐acceptance, leadership development and healthy life choices.” This includes providing assistance through their housing program. You can learn more about them at their website (link here: http://onenten.org/about-one-n-ten/). One*n*Ten has requested twin sized quilts that would go to LGBTQ youth in need.

As part of this need for twin sized quilts, I’ll be sharing some easy to do twin sized quilts throughout the year. (Thanks again for the idea Bonnie!) I’m hoping this will gently nudge a few of you to make one of your own to donate! This past meeting, I shared a quilt made using Jeni Baker’s Scrappy Star tutorial (see link here: http://www.incolororder.com/2013/04/scrappy-star-quilt-tutorial.html). Once I got the fabric cut, it only took me a few hours to put together! I will be adding about 10” of the grey solid to the top and bottom to lengthen it to be a true twin sized quilt.

Call for help!

I am putting together a twin sized quilt for one of our local charities (One*n*ten). I provided kits for the 14.5″ log cabin blocks at the March meeting. Or if you want, you can make one on your own! The center is a 2.5” solid. Please use 2.5″ wide low volume white or off white fabrics with a variety of solids (pastels, jewel tones, whatever you have on hand).

I’ve received 15 blocks so far, gave out 13 kits and have other blocks commitments from members. However, I’ll gladly take more! Any extra will be turned into another quilt for One*n*ten.

Log Cabin Tutorial: https://www.thespruce.com/easy-log-cabin-quilt-block-pattern-2820934

Thank you for your help everyone!

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