Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Snapshots Quilt Along Block #1 - Let Them Eat Cake


Yay! I am so excited to start my Snapshots Quilt and 
I hope you are too!

The Snapshots quilt is part of a Fat Quarter Shop quilt along for a cause, benefiting the 
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Did you know that the families of the children receiving treatments at St. Jude's don't have to pay a dime? St. Jude's wants the families to worry about helping their children get well, 
not about how to pay medical bills during such a difficult time.

Kim and B & C
So here's how it works. On the 15th of each month, starting today, a video tutorial will be released on the Fat Quarter Shop blog to make one of the blocks. With each tutorial, Camille, Kimberly and I will be sharing memories, personal photos, and stories that go along with the block. 

I have to admit, I was a little nervous to be in front of the camera, but we hope you will enjoy the stories and personal snapshots we share.
For the introduction video explaining a little more about why we feel so blessed to be a part of the great cause, click here.
All of the patterns will be free, but we are hoping you can donate $5 per block to raise money for this great cause. Did I mention Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics are matching every dollar raised up to $10,000? Pretty great, right? You can donate and track the progress here
The Snapshots quilt is made with our Daysail fabric collection.
The first block is available today and it is called
Let Them Eat Cake.  
Click here to download the block and click here to see the story about this block.
It has something to do with a very special birthday.
 Here is a hint.
 (You know I wouldn't be showing this picture if it wasn't for a really good cause!)

Yes, this is a picture of Camille and me.
Hey, no judging the crazy outfit or my lovely hair. 
Camille looks adorable as always!
She has always loved stripes and polka dots.

We really are grateful for the opportunity to participate in all of this and to help raise money for St. Jude's. The last year and a half I have been battling breast cancer myself, so this really hits close to home for me and my family. I am feeling much better now and we feel so blessed to help give back after all the kindness and love that we've been 
shown through our journey. 
Battling cancer really is a fight for your life!
Please help make someone else's fight just a little easier. 

big thank you to Kimberly,
and all of the Fat Quarter Shop crew for inviting us to be a part of 
something so wonderful! 
Please join us for the Snapshots Quilt Along!