I have been thinking about this quilt for about 6 months now. I had been thinking about the best way to raise money for a charity that is near and dear to my heart. I asked myself, ‘what could I do that would help?’ My answer was, ‘duh, make a quilt!’ So that is what I did. My intentions for making this quilt are to help spread awareness for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (you can learn more about it here) and to help raise money for much needed research. May is Ehlers-Danlos Awareness month, so I will be promoting this for the entire month of May.
I was diagnosed with Vascular Ehlers-Danlos in April of 2009. It was very devastating and is still a struggle to deal with everyday. I have suffered from multiple ruptured aneurysms and currently have one in each arm that I have monitored very frequently. If these rupture, I run the risk of losing all blood flow to both of my hands. Right now, I am grateful that I still have the ability to sew and am trying to make as much as possible while I can! So I am very happy that I could make this quilt to help raise money for the Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation.
This quilt measures 58″ x 68″-the perfect size for cuddling up on the sofa. It’s made with a fabric line called ‘Dream On’ by Urban Chicks for Moda. I thought that it was an appropriate selection for this quilt!
All materials used in this quilt are 100% cotton. I machine pieced and quilted it myself.
It really is a beautiful quilt. I am offering everyone who makes a donation to the EDNF a chance to win this quilt. For every five dollar donation, your name will go into the drawing that will be held on Friday, June 1st. You can make a donation through my fundraising page.
Thank you all for reading my story and for all your donations. You have no idea how much it means to me!