Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Carter's Quilt...

A very special NEW fabric collection arrived at the shop recently :) From Riley Blake Designs, designed by the RBD Designers, the collection is ‘Pieces of Hope’. When dear friend and longtime Fat Quarters Quilt Shop employee Debbie Spackman found out about ‘Pieces of Hope’ she asked to make the quilt sample for the shop to help sell the fabric… You cannot help but fall in love with Carter and ‘Carter’s Quilt’…

Debbie’s quilt label reads: “My name is Carter Wray. I am 6 years old. My Grandma Debbie works here at Fat Quarters. I have autism. Did you know autism affects 1 in 70 boys? Riley Blake Designs has teamed up with “Autism Speaks”, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to funding autism research. Riley Blake will donate a significant portion of the proceeds from the sale of this fabric to “Autism Speaks”.

From the Riley Blake web site: “Autism affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys–a 600 percent increase in prevalence over the past two decades. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Riley Blake Designs is excited to team up with Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism. Autism Speaks also stresses the importance of recognizing the early signs of autism and seeking early intervention services. The most important thing you can do as a parent or caregiver is to learn the early signs of autism. Early intervention can make a lifetime of difference.
Pieces of Hope was inspired by a child with autism, whose family are employees of Riley Blake Designs. Autism Speaks and Riley Blake Designs thank you for your support, which provides hope for all those affected by autism. To help increase autism awareness and fund more research to help find a cure, Riley Blake Designs will donate a significant portion to Autism Speaks from the sales of this exciting new fabric collection, Pieces of Hope.”

Fat Quarters Quilt Shop was delighted to purchase this line, and hope that you enjoy it as well. We now have kits available for Carter’s Quilt! Finished size 72”x82” Price $97.00 and includes the pattern :)