I am surrounded by squares and scraps of fabrics in various colours and have been up late the past few nights cutting and pinning fabric to boards in preparation for today's Draw Down event at Killarney Community Centre. I'm up early, partly to finish up some last-minute preparations, and partly out of sheer excitement!
I will be set up in the lobby of Killarney from 10:30 to 12:30 today, with a group of volunteers from the sewing club and a quilter/artist friend to assist the people of Killarney (and anyone else who ventures into the neighbourhood) create a "community quilt". Participants will be given a square of fabric and invited to make a drawing of their family, or a symbol of what "family" means to them. Then, the squares will be assembled by sewers into blocks and made into a quilt top, right there on the spot!
I'm hoping that this will be a real "happening"! Come on out and check out the action!