At the May meeting, our guild agreed to work on a quilt for Marketplace: Handwork of India. For the past two years, MarketPlace: Handwork of India has been working with quilting groups around the United States who donate their time to make a unique quilt out of scraps of fabric, which is then raffled off and 100% of profits go to women’s empowerment programs in India.
They've sent us a giant box of beautiful fabric scraps that we'll turn into a twin-size quilt. The box contains some yardage, linens, a couple tablecloths and garments with defects in construction or dyeing.
There are some neutrals:
A few reds:
Lots of blues and a few purples:
And many scraps of assorted solids, batiks and block prints - including some with intricate hand-embroidery:
If you want to help make the quilt you can leave a comment below or email the guild. If you've commented on the facebook post, I've already signed you up! I'll be sending out a poll for quilt block ideas today and I'll distribute fabric and instructions at the June 19th meeting. Finished blocks will be due at the August 14th meeting, and the finished quilt will be sent off in October.