It's Giveaway Day at ! I had such a good time in the spring, so I knew I had to sign up again. I've actually got two giveaways here.
First up is a quilt. I made this wall hanging to celebrate the launch of 350.org. And with the big meeting starting in Copenhagen next week I thought it a perfect time to highlight local and global efforts to address climate change. I won't step on my soap box but I will say this:
I believe climate change is happening.
I believe humans are having a discernible impact on the world's climate.
I believe that if climate change is not proven to be real we have done no harm in taking action.
I believe that real change will come from both the individual and the political.
This quilt reflects the Prairie Landscape in its choice of fabrics, the layout to mimic the fields, and the quilting details. I made it without buying a thing. It is machine pieced with fusible applique, machine quilting, and a handstitched binding. It is 100% cotton and comes with a hanging sleeve already attached.
Leave a comment here for one entry. I don't believe in forcing action, insincere action, on people so there are no extra entries for signing up at 350.org. But I strongly encourage you to at least check out that organization and the many others. And rather than enter here, make one small commitment to yourself and the next generation to reduce emissions - change a lightbulb, shut off the car, shop at the farmers' market, or turn down the thermostat.
As quilters there are many ways we can reduce the impact of what we do. A key way is through the use of scraps. This is my daily scrap bin. From here, I sort according to colour and selvages. I'll be honest, I used to throw out these pieces, but I use them now. Except, I don't use the selvages. However, I now know that other people use these with gorgeous results. So I am giving away my relatively recent collection of selvages. Close to 50 unique selvages from Amy Butler to Denyse Schmidt and everything in between.
I will use the random number generator to pick two winners. Please, leave your comments and note any commitments you are making to tackle climate change on the homefront. The giveaway is open until December 6, midnight MST. And yes, I will happily ship internationally.