Friday, January 15, 2010

good stuff

Crafters are, on the whole, incredibly generous people. Witness the two new buttons to the right...

Craft Hope is an ongoing effort to provide things for people in need; they've done scarves for teens in foster care, blankets for homeless children, and other initiatives like that. Now, Sarah has set up a CraftHope store on etsy. Craftspeople are donating pieces to sell, with all proceeds being donated to Doctors Without Borders. The last time I looked, 53 items had sold already! There are quilts, clothes, knitted things, jewelry, and decorative items -- new things keep showing up...

I've decided to donate this mini leaf quilt, so you'll be seeing it there soon. Each of the leaves is just over 2" square. Click the blue button and check them out!
Also, the Yarn Harlot has an initiative to encourage her readers to contribute to Doctors Without Borders, too, and reportedly has raised well over $50,000 in the last couple of days -- there's a button for that one, too.

3 comments:

imquilternity said...

Your quilt is lovely and for such a good cause. We contributed to Doctors Without Borders yesterday but still feel like we haven't done enough.

Debra said...

I'll post a note that I have set up a blog for Operation Pillowcase--pillowcases for the soldiers in Afghanistan.
www.operationpillowcase.blogspot.com

A day sewing some oddball fabrics could produce a load of pillowcases.

DPUTiger said...

I make a KWB donation last week. It's been an adventure over here with hubby's broken collarbone, but I'd like to try to keep up with "good deeds" I believe in. I don't do a good enough job with that.