You might remember back in January, our Lucy Boston block challenge held at the Road to CA quilt conference? Well, over 130 blocks pieced by our quilting friends are now in the skilled hands of Vicki Bellino, as she creates a beautiful quilt for the 6th annual Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS, sponsored by Quilters Dream Batting.
ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a debilitating disease that is currently affecting over 35,000 people in the U.S. alone. The disease gradually paralyzes the patient, usually leading to death within 6-months to 5 years of diagnosis. Those suffering from ALS are fully aware mentally, but are trapped in a non-functioning body with no hope of treatment or a cure. Each year, the Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS collects hundreds of quilts to be given to patients living with ALS, to raise awareness about ALS, and to raise money with 100% of the proceeds being used to fund research toward a cure for this terrible disease.
Thanks again to everyone who stitched all those Lucy Boston blocks that weekend…Right now, Vicki is completing the quilt for the July 31 deadline, so watch for the next installment of her in-progress pics, and for the Big Reveal of the finished quilt! And we’re not alone – check out this Quilters Dream blog post to learn more about the challenge.