Aside from this message board, I'm also a part of another online community known in cyberspace as the ALI (Adoption, Loss and Infertility) community. We're a group of women, and a few men, who have found support within each other while in the throes of family building roadblocks. Some of us have had extensive infertility treatments, others are pursuing adoption, and still others are living childless and trying to cope with that. But the common theme is that we all want children and are unable to do so "naturally".
Someone I know from that community is having an online auction to benefit her adoption fund and has asked people she knows if we would be willing to donate handmade goods or other items towards the auction. I was thinking of making a quilt to donate, but am clueless on a "theme". I obviously don't want to go the "baby" route as there are too many people in this community who are childless. I've never met this person in real life, but have been online friends with her for about 5 years.
I'm looking for some pattern ideas and fabric suggestions for a fairly simple to piece quilt. I know I'm overthinking this, and that's why I'm coming up blank...so anything anyone can offer by way of suggestions would be much appreciated.