Friday, July 11, 2008

Preeclampsia Fundraiser

I'm trying to figure out how I want to do Maddie's quilt square this year for the annual Preeclampsia Memorial Quilt. This is the square we did last year, and I think it turned out great since we're not the best crafters.
I tried to make it very symbolic, and use things that meant a lot to me or remind me of Maddie. We had 6 stars, one for each month she was carried inside of me, and a monarch butterfly because every time I see one I smile and think of my baby girl. So since we have more time and some experience with making a memorial square I want this one to be fantastic. I haven't completely laid it out in my head, but I'm thinking of making a huge monarch butterfly sewn onto the square in small beads with Madison 5-13-06 embroidered on there in pink.

I love being able to make a difference in this world in her memory. Last year's quilt raised several thousands of dollars for preeclampsia research, and I hope this one will raise even more.

3 comments:

mesa said...

it's beautiful Ashley! I love it! you did a great job and I can't wait to see this year's quilt square! xo

~Denise~ said...

It's simply beautiful. Excellent work and you can tell that lots of love went into it.

Rachael Scott said...

I love this, it's beautiful. Your plan for the next square sounds perfect, I can't wait to see pictures :D