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05 August, 2012

A Worthy Cause

I'm responding to this post here by Jenny at Amitie Textiles and this post here by Karen from Sew Well Maide and I'm making some star blocks which will be used by Jenny (owner over at Amitie Textiles - a patchwork shop in Melbourne, Australia) and her team to make a quilt to be auctioned or raffled off at Melbourne's official Somaly Mam Foundation launch party.  If you'd like to read more about this worthy cause, then I suggest you click on one of the links above.

This is my humble effort ~ some wonky bits 'cause I'm still learning!!

(The description below taken from
The Somaly Mam Foundation is a nonprofit charity committed to ending modern day slavery and empowering its survivors as part of the solution. Human trafficking, a multi-billion dollar industry, is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. With over two million women and children sold into sexual slavery each year, it is a global crisis that must be stopped. More resources are critically needed to support the rescue and rehabilitation of these young victims.  Co-founded by sexual slavery survivor, Somaly Mam, the Foundation works to eradicate human trafficking, liberate its victims, and empower survivors so they can create and sustain lives of dignity. The Foundation supports survivor rescue, shelter, and rehabilitation programs in Southeast Asia, where the trafficking of women and girls, some as young as five, is widespread.

Since I'm on the subject of Quilting, I've not long ago finished my first single bed quilt using the crazy patchwork pattern and then I did the free motion machine stitching that never in my wildest dreams did I think I could do. This quilt has found a lovely home in Tasmania adorning my MIL's bed. 

Not the snappiest pic in the world but it does show the machine quilting.  It's so cold here in Melbourne today my fingers are about frozen to the keyboard.  Time to go.



  1. What a great charity and cause! Always a benefit when you create and donate for something this worthy.

  2. You are truly a talented person with a big heart. How wonderful that you are able to support a great cause through your artwork!

  3. I love love love your quilts and how you are helping others!

  4. Hi! Beautiful quilt and a very worth cause. I know that the Body Shop has a similar cause. love,andrea

  5. Thanks for the visit everyone loving your blogs as well keep up the great work. Will stop by again soon.


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