Monday, November 22, 2010

Modern Relief

Today's post is about helping others. An amazing friend of mine has put together a talented group of quilters and together we have donated 20 quilts in an effort to make life better for others. Please read on and join us!

{ Modern } Relief is a simple concept. We are Modern Quilters uniting through the holiday season by bringing the warmth of our quilts and the warmth of your hearts together for others in need. This season, 2010, we will be supporting World Vision. We hope YOU will join us in taking a stand against hunger by participating in our fundraising raffle. Please let me introduce to you World Vision.

World Vision is leading the effort to end hunger.

In the next seven seconds, another hungry child will die.

World Vision is on the front lines of the fight against hunger. Today — and every day — we’ll distribute nearly 600 metric tons of emergency food aid, nourishing the hungry. We’ll give local farmers the seeds, tools, and training they need to grow their own food and feed their own communities. And we will plead the cause of the hungry in halls of power all over the world.

Please join us in creating a world without hunger — a world in which no child dies for want of nutritious food. This site offers in-depth information on hunger, its causes, and how it can be stopped. You can learn more about key hunger-related issues and share what you discover with friends and family. Use this link to begin your journey.

Remember this photo from yesterday?

This is the quilt. It's a 57" x 57" Lap Quilt cut, pieced and quilted by me. The fabrics are Sew Happy and Metro Cafe paired with teal Kona Crush. It's been washed and is amazingly soft and ready for a new home to come keep you warm!

Just a few weeks ago it was this pile of blocks.
Sew Happy by Monaluna for Robert Kaufman
{ In stores starting this November }

I'm just one of many joining in to help World Vision. Keep reading to see the others quilters and their quilts that are working to help those in need.


Please meet the members of this season’s event and view their donations that they have generously provided to this fundraiser raffle.

Elizabeth from Oh, Fransson!
Nettie from a quilt is nice
Aneela from Comfortstitching
Brioni from Flossyblossy
John from Quilt Dad
Kate from One Flew Over
Ashley from Film in the Fridge
Tacha from Hanies

Amanda from Sasikirana Handmade
Jennifer & Jessica from Twin Fibers

Julie from Jaybird QuiltsJacquie from Tallgrass Prairie Studio
Alissa from Handmade by Alissa

The Guidelines:

- To enter this raffle please click on the PayPal button, this will bring you to the { Modern } Relief PayPal account.
- The cost to enter this Raffle is $10.00 per entry.
- Entries are unlimited, so please feel free to give till your heart’s content.
- Winners of the raffle will be chosen by a random generator on December 1st, 2010.
- Each { Modern } Relief Quilter participating in this event will post the entire list of winners for the donated quilts on their blogs during the second week of December and the grand total of our contributions to this cause.
- Additionally, they will also contact their personal winners at that time too.

We THANK you!

© Blog post written by Julie Herman & Heather Bostic
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IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Way to go ladies and gentleman!!!

Big Smiles,

Kathryn said...

Thanksgiving week is a terrific time to initiate such a giving effort on behalf of this charity. I've made my contribution and even more that hoping I win one of these wonderful quilts, I hope that you raise a quilt-load of money. Kathie L in Allentown

Tricia said...

This is a great idea and the perfect time of year for this type of event. Definitely something I'll be donating to and spreading the word about.

Oh and I love the binding on that quilt. So adorable!

9patchnurse said...

I'm in!!! Each and every one of those quilts are winners. It only took me about 10 seconds of my time to get through Paypal. Thanks!! and wish me luck!

JanetK said...

What a great thing to do! I'm heading over to paypal right now!

Denise :) said...

Great effort! And some incredibly beautiful quilts, too. World Vision is a terrific organization; I'm glad you all paired up with them! :)

dolores said...


This is just a brilliant idea and it's so fun to see so many of the blogs I follow are doing this together!

Renegade Quilter said...

What an awesome ideal!!!! Awesome quilts as well!!!!

harleywife57/ Mickey White said...

Bless you all ! I am going to buy some chances / donate , as soon as I figure out my 'budget' .... You all are AWESOME !!!

Nicole Morris said...

Wow these quilts are incredible. What a great idea. Bless you all!

Unknown said...

Best $20 I've spent in a lonnnnng time. :)

Sharon said...

Worthy Cause! Just made a donation.