The Quilt Show has partnered with the great non-profit organziation, RARE Science, whose mission is "to work directly with patient families and foundations to find more immediate therapeutic solutions for children with rare diseases." Together they have a special project this fall!
Some background first: One of RARE Science's wonderful programs is RARE bears, where a specially made bear is sent to a special child with a rare disease. Hundreds upon hundreds of these bears have made children happy--just look at some of the videos on the link above.
There are many ways to join the RARE Bear Army. I was lucky to be asked to make a bear for the "Celebrity RARE Bear Silent Auction", sponsored by The Quilt Show. A new bear is being revealed each day for the next three weeks on The Quilt show's blog, and mine debuts today, September 29th. They will be on display at the International Quilt Festival in Houston this November, and auctioned off to raise funds for RARE's ongoing work.
Here is the link to The Quilt Show's blog about my bear:
Meet "Wooly Bear"!
I thought you might like to see how I went about making this cuddly bear.
Again, there are many ways to join the RARE Bear Army. You can create your own, host a sewing or stuffing party...click on the link to learn more.
And be sure to visit The Quilt Show blog each day as a new Celebrity Bear is revealed, and see them all as they are added on the Auction page (the link is there on The Quilt Show's blog.) Wooly Bear is in very, very great company!