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The fundraiser will be held here on my blog from Monday August 22nd, 2016 through Sunday August 28th, 2016.
Our amazing online sewing community is so, so generous. Let’s work together again, pool that giving nature, and raise $15,000 for Action Kivu this year!
Action Kivu helps women and children who are victims of the conflict in Eastern Congo. The conflict in Congo has taken the lives of over 5.4 million people since 1998. Rape is used as a weapon of war, with estimates putting the number of rapes in the hundreds of thousands.
These statistics are hard to think about, but together we have made a big difference for specific women and children in Congo. Every year there are more women entering Action Kivu’s programs and more children going to school. Your generosity is causing positive change in the lives of these specific women and children, so let’s keep working together to help!
One of Action Kivu’s projects is a sewing workshop that teaches women to sew. When women graduate from the workshop, they are given a sewing machine and therefore the means to support themselves and their families. This workshop changes their lives in amazing ways and it is your generosity that makes that possible!
Our online sewing community is connected to these women through sewing and we can make a difference. Please give today!
Also, you can help with spreading the word about the fundraiser via social media and use the hashtags #akfundraiser #sewing #congo #actionkivu
Please follow me on Instagram, as I will be posting all week there as well. Repost or share any of the fundraiser images that I post there or on Facebook. Let’s work together to really get the word out and get to our goal of $15,000!
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to leave them in the comments and I will answer them there, or you are of course also more than welcome to email me. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Here’s how it works:
In order to be entered to win a giveaway, all that you have to do is give the amount assigned to that prize. Can’t decide which giveaway you want to be in the running for? You can enter more than one! Just donate the dollar amount associated with a prize and you’ve got a chance to win it. However, you can only enter each giveaway once.
Now let’s get to the giveaways!
Give $10 and be entered to win two wonderful patterns kindly donated by Carolyn Friedlander.
- By Alissa
- With 2 Comments
- On 24 Sep | '2014
Today it’s my stop on the Shimmer by Jennifer Sampou for Robert Kaufman Fabrics blog tour! What’s that you say? A blog tour for a fabric line? That’s right!
You all know that I’m not one to use many prints, but I’m always up for the challenge. So when Jennifer Sampou reached out to me about being a part of the tour I said sure!
This line is filled with metallics so it’s very appropriately named! I love the additional interest that the shine gives to the fabrics. I decided to dive in and sew up a quick pillow with them!
First I narrowed down the fabrics to my favs and of course threw in a lot of my beloved solids…
Some piecing and chopping lead me to some triangles. I love to work like this, with no plan in mind and just letting the fabric lead me where it does…
After messing around quite a bit with the options, I decided the orange-y red was wrong and some teal blue was right! I settled on a nice graphic line of the triangles, off set in the blue background.
A ton of straight line quilting later, and the pillow is all finished up!
Look at that Shimmer shimmer!
Do you want to win a charm pack of this fabric line? Just leave me a comment here and I’ll pick a winner on Friday the 11th.
The giveaway is now closed and I have emailed the winner!
And you can also follow along with the rest of the blog tour:
April 1 – Robert Kaufman/Jennifer Sampou
April 2 – Janice Ryan – Better off Thread
April 3 – Me! Today!
April 4 – Julie Herman- JayBird Quilts
April 5 – Natalie Barnes- Beyond the Reef
April 6 – Stash Books
April 7 – Amanda Jean Nyberg- Crazy Mom Quilts
April 8 – Lee Heinrich- Freshly Pieced
April 9 – Cheryl Arkinson- Naptime Quilter
April 10 – Christina Cameli- A Few Scraps
April 11 – Elizabeth Hartman- Oh Fransson!
April 12 – Faith Jones-Fresh Lemon Quilts
April 13 – Gemma Jackson- Pretty Bobbins
April 14 – Katie Blakesley- Swim Bike Quilt
April 15 – Amy Smart – Diary of a Quilter
April 16 – Laura Nownes, Jennifer Rounds, Pati Fried, Darra Williamson – See How We Sew
April 17 – Holly DeGroot- Bijou Lovely
April 18 – Jennifer Sampou – Wrap Up
April 21 – Jennifer Sampou- Announce Winner of Giveaway FQ Pack of entire Shimmer Collection.
Did you see the QuiltCon 2015 dates and teachers announcement? It’s a year away but that’ll fly by quickly!
Will you be going? I can’t wait!