Christa is a gifted communicator and is active in their education seminars, which strive to dispel the myths involving human trafficking, as well as signs to look for when having contact with a potential victim and ways in which to help.
When I learned that there is a safe house here in Fresno, housing six survivors at a time, I wondered how I might contribute. It is no surprise that my first thought was to make quilts for the current residents of the safe house.
So my original intent was to make six quilts as quickly as possible. My good friend, Deborah (@missluella1 on Instagram) offered three of her beautiful quilts, and I just finished the binding yesterday on the three quilts I made.
The first is The Cascade Quilt by Kristi Schoeder of Initial K Studio. I made this with a jelly roll of ombre solids by V and Co. I love this quilt so much. I might have purchased another jelly roll after I made this one so I can make another.
Cluck Cluck Sew. She is one of my favorite designers and I have had the chance to pattern test for her in the past. I emailed Allison to let her know my plans and that her patterns were perfect partners to the fabrics I was planning on using. I wasn't asking for anything as I have a large collection of her patterns already--I just wanted her to know my plans and that she was a part of my plan as well. She generously sent me a couple of pdfs to add to my collection, which I will definitely be using for future quilts for the safe house residents.
The first is Basket Case, using a jelly roll of Soul Blossoms by Amy Butler that was just waiting for the perfect project.
tutorial by Rita from Red Pepper Quilts (highly recommended, by the way).
I have no idea where the safe house is located, and I will never meet the woman who end up with these quilts, but my hope and prayer is that they provide beauty and comfort to survivors of human trafficking.