Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Bead&Button Bead Quilt

Every year, beaders from around the world pick up their needles and thread in support of Bead&Button's Bead It Forward Project in support of breast cancer research. Beaders stitch squares using a variety of techniques incorporating a chosen theme. This year's theme is flowers.

The squares are stitched together to create the most amazing bead quilts which are then auctioned off at the Social Night held during the Bead&Button Show in June.

BeadFX's Opening Beading Night grew out of creating jewellery in support of The Corsage Project. A gathering of beaders using their talents to make jewellery for young women attending their proms, who are not in a position to have their own special adornments.

The BeadFX Open Bead Night gang continued their charity work this year by taking on the challenge of creating squares for the Bead Quilt. As I write this, I know that some of my sparkling ladies are still stitching to finish off their squares. The first set is on its way to Milwaukee right now.

I have been truly amazed at what the ladies have made. Some are experienced stitches, others have never stitched even count peyote in their life. Lets save odd count peyote for another time!! I did my best to teach and guide everyone with the use of the great info and charts available at www.beadandbutton.com

Thank you to:
Barb Scott
Marion Gardiner
Vanessa Gardiner
Bonnie Cottingham
Dawn Cottingham
Claudette Bunting

Special thank you to Marg Yamanaka for donating a tube of Delica 11/0's for each square submitted.








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