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Basics. Patchwork. QuiltAlong.

Basics. Patchwork. QuiltAlong.

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Bonnie & Camille Basics.  Wonderful little 5" blocks.  QuiltAlong.  All done for the benefit of the Make A Wish Foundation.

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As they've done for several years, the folks at the Fat Quarter Shop have designed a quilt for the sole purpose of benefitting a charity centered on children.  The quilt uses a Moda Designer collection and the blocks to the quilt are provided as free downloads with the request that you consider making a donation to the named charity.  This year, the charity is Make A Wish, an extraordinary foundation that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

It is an organization that has special significance to Bonnie Olaveson and Camille Roskelley because of Olivia, Bonnie's granddaughter and Camille's niece.  After a rough battle with brain cancer, Olivia is thriving.

It is fitting that the collection for this year's Patchwork QuiltAlong is Bonnie & Camille's Basics.  Both Bonnie and Camille will be sewing - quilting - along with this year's quilt.

This year, the goal is $20,000 in donations - a sum that the Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will match.

For more information on the QuiltAlong:

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Block 1 - Souvenir of Friendship.

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As you can see, several people have gotten their blocks done.  To see what others are making, you can follow #patchworkquiltalong on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Yes, you're allowed to mix things up a little bit.

If you'd like to join the fun - start with the Introduction and then download the Souvenir of Friendship block.

To help us kick this off, we're giving away a kit for the Bonnie & Camille Basics Patchwork Quilt.  Just leave a comment by Midnight on Wednesday - January 18th - telling us the name of your best quilting friend.

The block is "Souvenir of Friendship" so that seems like a good place to start.

Happy Monday!

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