This is Diana!
A while back Diana emailed me, introducing herself and telling me about her Girl Scout project.
She asked if she could use the Scrappy Trips tutorial to make quilts, and then in turn give a presentation on quilting, and what she intends to do with these quilts for her Girl Scout Gold award.
Not only is she great at digital communication, coming across as to the point, and very mature for her age, she is quite the quilter to boot!
Yesterday I received her email reply with these photos and the following story.
I wanted to update you on my project.I am so proud of her, I could just bust my buttons!
I received full approval for my project from the GS Gold Award committee and made my first presentation to The Lake Norman Quilters Guild last night, using my leadership skills to get others to help me.
I have finished one baby quilt and one twin size quilt so far and have set up a Facebook page to document my progress, and included a link to your page for the quilt instructions.
Please feel free to share this if you like. My facebook page is Diana's Golden Needle
Thank you again,
This is the mission statement from Diana’s facebook page:
This page is about my Girl Scout Gold Award Project, making twin size quilts for kids who age out of the Foster care program, and also educating my community about the needs for Foster Care. I am working with Barium Springs in North Carolina, and they will give the quilts to the kids for me.Diana, you did a fabulous job, and from what I can tell a very professional one with a power point presentation and everything! I wish I could have been there to hear you.
This project is important to me because I was adopted from Russia at 14 months old. Click on the photos tab to see some of my life in Russia. I would like to make 16 quilts for the 16 years that I have lived here by the time my project will be complete. I also want to make smaller baby size quilts to send back to my Russian orphanage.
The block I am making for the quilts is called Scrappy Trips Around the World, by Bonnie Hunter with her permission. I need 42 blocks for each twin size quilt! If you would like to help me make blocks, sew them together into a quilt, do long arm quilting for me or work on this project in any way please message me via facebook. I expect this project will take two years to complete, so there is plenty of opportunity to help out! Thanks!
If you would like to help Diana by sending her blocks, or offering to help with battings, backings or any other services, contact her via her facebook page HERE.
Give her a LIKE and a FOLLOW so you can keep up with how she is doing to reach her goal.
Diana, we wish you the best of luck in your endeavors! You are an amazing young lady, and even a more amazing quilter!
Love & Stitches to you ---