After seeing all the wonderful doGoodStitches quilts at QuiltCon, and reflecting on what a significant and far-reaching impact Rachel Hauser has had on the quilting and wider community, it was with such great sadness I read about her beautiful baby Eleni's birth complications.
Rachel and her family have hoped and planned for, and anticipated Eleni's birth with such longing and love. And now Eleni is here, and she and they need lots of love, care, uplifting and support.
Marika has started the Auction for Eleni - which is being held 4.00 pm EST Saturday 14 March til 4.00 pm EST Sunday 15 March (US time) - which I think is around 6.00 am Sunday 15 March - 6.00 am Monday 16 March in Queensland; and our very own Jodi, from our doGoodStitches Care Circle, has started Flowers for Eleni. Please click through to read more and if you can, to help.
These are my flowers for Eleni, and they are on their way to Jodi, to stitch into the big, beautiful quilt she is making for Eleni. Vee and I have given two tote bags to Marika's auction.
This quilting world of ours is huge and diverse, and we are spread out across the world. But really, at heart, it's not so big. We are all makers, who express our love of family, friends and community by making, and by sharing what we make. So please help Rachel, Eleni and their family if you can - keep them in your thoughts and prayers - and share their story, so that others may help too.
'til next time (and oh yes, I do still have one more QuiltCon post to share with you). xoxo cat