2016 Update - The Kourageous Kids Art Calendar project, part of the Balding For Dollars and the Childrens' Hospital Foundation,
has been replaced by
the new BEADS OF COURAGE Project....click here for ways to participate or more info...
The Calendar is made up of artwork of children with cancer and blood disorders, and their siblings. The Langley Quilters' Guild members make quilts for these children based on their artwork and present them with the quilts at a special event. The special day for the presentations is June 24, 2014, 6:00pm at BC Children's Hospital. Everyone is invited to attend and share the love that goes to these children with the quilts.
Beneath each Calendar pages is the quilter's rendition in fabric.
View the coverage in the Langley Times - Friday July 31st - Lifestyles
and in the "Pay It Forward" column in the Langley Advance - Tuesday Aug. 4th http://www2.canada.com/langleyadvance/story.html?id=afd39100-be78-4c78-a3c6-edfcb02293df
Just after Xmas my friend was entering a local supermarket, it was cold wet and damp. Outside was a little girl called Emma with her mom selling calendars to raise money for the Cancer and Blood Disorder Clinic at Children’s Hospital. She stopped and talked to them and Emma explained how children had painted pictures and they had been made into the Kourageous Kids Calendar. My friend bought some and then gave me this lovely gift. After looking thru it I was touched and decided to make a quilt using a picture as inspiration. Then I thought it would be nice to ask my fellow Guild Members to join me in fulfilling this challenge.
If you would like to make a quilt, or wall hanging based on a picture please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you back a larger picture with all the details and a little note that each child put with their picture.
The quilt or hanging can be no bigger than a standard width of fabric (saves having to piece the backing) but would prefer no smaller that 36” x 36” for the lap quilt and 25” x 25” for a wall hanging.
I would like to present these quilts on one of the following dates if possible.
Quilters Hugs to All
Langley Quilter's Guild