Friday, March 18, 2011
Friday Inspiration - Hearts and Hands for Sendai
The details are on Leslie's Erlich's site, Pinyon Creek Stitching, CQI's website, or Facebook. There is a $10 donation being collected with each quilt square sent, the squares can be traditional or crazy quilting (there are specific requirements for crazy quilt squares), 8 inches, and in jewel tones - think gems like sapphires, emeralds, amethysts, garnets. Janet Towbin has a good photo of jewel toned embroidery thread on her Flickr site here. Contact Leslie by email at email@example.com for the address to send the squares to - she'll need them by June 30th. Plans are to have the squares made into quilts that will tour Japan and then be auctioned off.
Hideko Ishida is a CQI member from Sendai - she and her family survived. I spent most of a morning looking over the beautiful stitchery and quilting her blog, Wind from the East.
I've always wanted to learn ribbon embroidery, so I was especially drawn to her gorgeous ribbon work.
I love the way this one looks like Spring finally arriving after a long winter!
Happy Creating! Deborah