Monday, February 3, 2014

a little help from my friends - community

One of my internet friends is Rachaael, from imagine gnats - she is creative, talented, generous and fun. That is a picture of shirts made from her Bess Top pattern.

Rachael has a fundraising campaign at Indiegogo. She wants to move into the business of printed patterns. She needs help to do that. On Saturday I became one of her funders. On Sunday, she sought me out on Instagram to say thank you and offer a giant hug. Today, I am asking you to consider helping her too, not because she asked me to, but because I want to. Rachael is lovely, she works hard and I like her and her work.

She doesn't need that much, and if a whole lot of us contributed the value of one yard of fabric or one of her pdf patterns, she will reach her goal in no time . Rachael's Indiegogo campaign is here, and there are rewards for even the smallest donation too.

And while I am talking about helping each other out, I have another friend, Alison from Little Island Quilting, who is incredibly talented and inspiring. Alison met some street children in Mexico City over the holidays.  Tomorrow I will share the blocks I am sending to Alison for her "I am loved - soy amado" project - so she can make quilts for those children who touched her heart and who need so much  (go here to read about it).

I am hoping you will also make and send Alison a block or two as well - look at the beautiful quilt she has already made, but she needs lots more blocks to make more quilts. I know you like to make blocks, click here and let her know you are sending a block too.

One of my favourite songs of all time, by the Beatles,  goes: "I get by with a little help from my friends." And its true, we get the help need and we need to give the help that's needed, that's how communities work.




  1. What great creations, and fab ideas, I'm off to follow the links xx

  2. Good for you highlighting folks who need a little help from our community. Quilters are so generous and supportive I'm sure both Alison and Rachel will feel the love in no time. I am half way through a quilt for Alison (stupid basting!) and I'll pop over and meet Rachel right now. Thanks, Leanne!

  3. thank you SO much for sharing, Leanne!! hugs :)

  4. Great that you posted this. My 2 blocks will be sent in one Hour :-)


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