Fat Quarter Shop is hosting the 2020 Bloom-Topia Quilt and Stitch Along! This is our 7th quilt for charity, and our first year to invite both quilters and cross stitchers to join us in supporting Make-A-Wish with an online quilt along AND stitch along. This sampler quilt and cross stitch combines unique and historical designs in a vintage "make-do" style for a whimsical work of art.
In 2019, we were able to raise enough to grant wishes for four Wish kids, and this year we are aiming to grant at least five Wishes!
DATES AND DETAILS
We will post the fabric requirements for the quilt, supply list for the cross stitch, and all the FREE patterns for download on our Bloom-Topia blog page https://blog.fatquartershop.com/bloomtopia-quilt-along/.
From February through July 2020, we will post free quilt block, cross stitch and finishing patterns for both on our blog to download and print on the 1st and 15th of each month. We will also post video tutorials for the quilt.
We encourage you to donate just $5 for the use of each free pattern. Together, Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will match up to $20,000 of the donations raised!
Bloom-Topia Quilt Kits, Backing Sets, Floss Packs and more are available for sale at www.fatquartershop.com, and they are filled with fun exclusive items. If you wish to sew along with other fabrics or skeins from your stash, please use the requirements we will be posting on January 15, 2020, as a guide to prepare for the quilt and stitch along.
Post your progress, creations and stories on social media with #bloomtopia. We will also be releasing fun additional patterns as we hit fundraising milestones as well as giving away some sweet prizes, so please join us today!
Last but not least, we launched our first ever Charity Stitch Along this year - a cross stitch pattern inspired by the quilt! We're offering the cross stitch pattens for free for a suggested donation of $15 for the whole cross stitch pattern to our Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas campaign. For all the details, please visit https://blog.fatquartershop.com/bloomtopia-stitch-along/
We started this fundraiser to help grant wishes for children battling critical illnesses.
Wish kids are some of the bravest and sweetest kids you'll ever know. They wish to work in a pickle factory, become a superhero, go snorkeling, give their baseball team new uniforms, and push all of the buttons in a tall building's elevator. Their innocence and unexpected wisdom stays with you.
A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their critical illnesses. For many, the wish marks a turning point in the fight against their illnesses. Doctors, nurses and other health professionals say, the wish experience works in concert with medicine to make their patients feel better emotionally and even physically.
More kids are waiting for their wishes. Please help by donating today.
Thank you for your support!