This is a quilt with a story. I lost a friend to breast cancer last year and was having a difficult time with the loss. Another friend suggested that I make something in her memory so I went on a journey through my fabric stash and found four 5"squares that Valorie had given me in a fabric square exchange. I decided I would make a wall hanging and started to play around with matching fabric. Then I changed my mind and decided to make a tote bag. I would go into the sewing room and make mindless squares over and over. Then the bag become a quilt. The four 5" squares were used in the center of the quilt. To be honest, I didn't mean to make the center squares that small but I made a cutting mistake so that decided the size.
While I was working on the quilt I decided that I wanted to do something more so I signed up to do the Susan G Komen 3-Day for the Cure event in San Francisco. So in September I will be walking 60 miles to raise money for breast cancer. My goal is to raise $10,000 in Valorie's name. I then realized her quilt was my fundraiser so I am raffling it off. It seemed so logical because Valorie was a part of it. Nowadays my life consists of fundraising and training and working and I only wave at my sewing room as I walk by but it's worth it.
So that's my story. Thanks for looking!