Meg Hawkey is one of those rare people who infuses love and joy into everything she touches. At Quilt Market last year, she had an idea for a raffle quilt made up of blocks designed by many of the top women in our industry. This quilt would be donated to the Susan G. Komen Quilt for the Cure. Visit their website to view pictures of all of the blocks.
The Story – as told on their website
What started as a great idea in the Spring of 2008, took on a life of its own over the course of the next year. Meg Hawkey from Crabapple Hill Studio wanted to make a quilt that would be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The intent was the quilt would be raffled in order to raise funds to help find a cure for breast cancer. While at Spring Quilt Market in Portland, Oregon last year she mentioned the idea to a couple of fabric vendors. Their eager outpouring of kindness and willingness to contribute was overwhelming. Crabapple Hill started receiving boxes of pink fabrics from many leading fabric manufacturers as well as batting and pink pens for the signature blocks. The ball was rolling!
This outpouring of support, in turn, led to the idea of getting other leading designers involved. Meg and her team started asking designers to get involved, and they were astounded with the resounding show of support. Not only did they agree to make a block, but they volunteered to lend their names and reputations for this very worth cause. Each designer was asked to use the donated fabrics, but to make their blocks in a way that reflected that designers own personal style. The quilt took on an international flair when designers from Australia expressed an interest to participate. They titled the quilt “Forget-Me-Not” in rememberance of those whom we’ve lost to breast cancer and who are struggling now.
Nancy Halvorsen’s Block
All the women who donated gave from their hearts. Not only is the front of the quilt beautiful, but the back of the quilt features signature blocks from each designer placed to coincide with their block on the front of the quilt. Debbie Trevino of Village Quiltworks generously donated her maching quilting ability. And finally, to finish off the quilt, the team at Crababpple Hill added a feminine pleated border/binding combination. It is a breath-taking, one-of-a-kind quilt! Don’t miss out on your chance of taking it home!
Barri Sue Gaudet’s Block
A special THANK YOU to Meg Hawkey and Cyndy Petterson from Crabapple Hill Studio for their amazing dedication to this project and to the fight against breast cancer!!!
Becky Goldsmith’s Block
Where the Quilt is Traveling:
Pittsburg (May 15-17)
Long Beach (July 24-26)
Houston (October 10-12, 15-18)
Me again! Visit the website and buy a raffle ticket! This quilt should b a VISA commercial because it truly is priceless! You can view all of the blocks on their website including ones by Alex Anderson, Alma Allen, Annie Downs, Eleanor Burns, Amy Butler, Teri Christopherson, Virginia Cole, Kim Diehl, Joanna Figueroa, Barbara Graves, Bronwyn Hayes, Robin Kingsley, Verna Mosquera, Brenda Riddle, Brenda Ryan, Denise Sheehan, Anne Sutton, Mary Jacobson, Linda Jenkins, and Marie Osmond. Autograph blocks are incorporated on the back so it truly is an heirloom!
This is just one of those feel good stories that makes you proud to be a quilter – so take the time to honor their efforts by supporting them now!!!!! Whether your name is drawn or not – you will already be a winner!