Yay! It’s finally September, which means it’s time for the Community fabric collection and the Community quilt pattern!
I designed this quilt pattern with the idea that I wanted to give back to the community. I will donate all my profits from the sale of this pattern to The Conscious Kid and Stop AAPI Hate—two wonderful organizations helping the most underrepresented in our community.
I personally have a connection with the mission of The Conscious Kid because I taught high school in inner city Memphis, TN. My students struggled with reading and weren’t motivated to read the literature that was available to them because they couldn’t connect with it. I found some easy reader chapter books that had protagonists that looked like them, came from families like theirs, lived in neighborhoods like theirs, struggled with problems that they struggled with. I can’t believe the difference it made! These kids who were mostly checked out of school because they struggled to read, couldn’t wait to read the next chapter or pick out the next book. Having yourself represented in the books that you read is key to loving to read. Both non-profit organizations work to solve issues like this.
This modern quilt is a beginner pattern and quick sew. Its layout is perfect for fussy cutting fabric to show off in the centers. I included instructions to sew with the Community fabric collection through Riley Blake Designs, or using from your personal stash.
Find it for sale in my shop through this Sunday, September 26th, 2021.
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