Just a quick, friendly reminder that the deadline for submitting squares to the 2017 Bead-It-Forward project is March 1. In case you aren’t familiar, Bead-It-Forward is a great initiative that brings beaders together from around the world to raise money for breast cancer research. Started in 2005 by Jeannette Shanigan, Bead-It-Forward is currently being run by Massachusetts beader Amy Severino. You can read more about Bead-It-Forward in this post from last October.
This year’s theme is “Fantasy: Dreaming of a cure” and each square should reflect the theme. The patterns that have been submitted, some of which are shown above, depict unicorns, fairies, dragons, mermaids, and more. You can use an existing pattern or feel free to design your own, but make sure that the square meets the requirements, which you can find on the Bead-It-Forward site. Also, while most of the patterns that have been submitted are loomwork or peyote, you can use any technique you want for your squares, so don’t feel like you have to limit yourself.
According to Amy, "So far Bead-it-Forward has received about 70 squares and there is still time to donate! Won't be long before I’m looking for 2017 assembly helpers, too. If you are in New England that's a plus!"