It's a Felicity for me to be able to use my hobby to do some good in the world. One of my 2012 Quilty Goals is to make a quilt for charity, and when I saw Lynne's post, I jumped on it like a duck on a junebug (that expression is further proof that I am, in fact, becoming my mother who used it all the time).
Lynne at Lily's Quilts is putting together a group of quilters to make quilts for the UK-based organization called Siblings Together. Siblings Together is dedicated to promoting positive contact between siblings who have been separated by care. The contact is generally achieved during holiday camps, and the idea is to set a foundation for continued contact. Further, Siblings Together educates social workers on the importance of sibling family contact.
The organization's goals really spoke to me for a couple of reasons. First, I have 4 siblings (2 sisters and 2 brothers) whom I absolutely adore. Even though I live far away on the other side of the continent from all of them, I truly couldn't imagine my life without them. And second, my niece lost her (twin) sibling when my nephew died about a year and a half ago at age 3½. The quilt I make will be dedicated to our beloved Ben.
Won't you join us? You can make a block or a quilt or a backing or donate fabric or, or, or....! Lots of details here in the Flickr Group.
Have a wonderful weekend!