I had not intended to write a post today, but I had a meeting earlier that I need to tell you about. I'm hoping after you've heard, you'll be willing to help by making a square for a quilt that will be auctioned. A few weeks ago, I agreed to participate in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year Competition. I'm not really sure why, in that moment, I agreed to do it, but I'm sure the reason will be made clear to me at some point in the near future. The title of Man/Woman of the Year goes to the man and woman that raise the most money. I don't intend to win because I'm not a great fundraiser. I just want to help this organization.
As a candidate for Woman of the year, I'm raising funds in honor of the 2013 Boy of the Year, Matthew Wilson (Matty). Matty was originally diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in June of 2010 when he was just 17 months old. After a successful six-month chemotherapy regimen, Matty enjoyed 13 months of remission. Upon relapsing, Matty benefited from life saving research through a clinical trial drug that was indirectly funded through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), which saved his life. Matty received his bone marrow transplant on May 1, 2012 by way of a partial match from his father. Now 3 years old, Matty has a long road ahead of him, but he is hopefully on his way to living a long, healthy, and happy life with his family and the many people that have come to love him for the brave warrior that he is.
This is Matty sick.
This is Matty well.
I'm asking all of my quilter friends to please help kids like Matty by donating one wonky log cabin square towards a quilt that will be auctioned of at our Grand Finale Gala on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. I'd like this quilt to be at least a generous sized lap quilt, if not bigger. LLS's colors are red and yellow, so I'm asking that you use any shades of those colors and white as a neutral color. Please make your block(s) at least 8 inches. Here's a great tutorial on how to make a wonky log cabin block. I'm hoping the end result will be a scraptastically bright and happy quilt that will cause people to bid high and raise lots of money for LLS.
The deadline for squares is April 22nd. So as to not put my home address out in the blogosphere, I'll be getting a post office box specifically for this project. I'll post the address in the next few days.
Thanks in advance for your help!
*** Since originally posting this, I have gotten a post office box. My mailing address is:
P.O. Box 1654
Easton, MD 21601