As a new quilter, I've been doing a lot of blog reading lately, trying to figure out the best techniques for binding, how to get my corners to match up, and gathering ideas. One inspiration I've come across several times now, especially when researching my local Modern Quilt Guild is the 100 Quilts for Kids project. Through this project, quilters and crafters are encouraged to make blankets of all sorts to donate to any organization of their choosing that then provide them to children and families in need.
This is definitely something I can get behind! My stash has been growing exponentially even though I don't have projects lined up (I've become a bit of a fabric addict), so I'll definitely be making at least one quilt to donate. I also have about 10 skeins of yarn that I bought ages ago to make my mom a sweater, but I think it would be better suited for an afghan (sorry Mom, I'll make you one eventually).
Be sure to check out Swim, Bike, Quilt and the DC Modern Quilt Guild for more information, to stay updated, and for links to different bloggers who are participating, posting tutorials, and hosting giveaways!