If you are looking for that special and unique gift, either for yourself or to give to someone special (after all, Christmas is right around the corner!), check out the new Etsy site for Bead-it-Forward. They are offering lovely quilts for sale featuring handmade beadwork donated by stitchers from all over the world. This is a wonderful way to show support during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Bead-it-Forward is an annual fundraising campaign that raises money for breast cancer research. Founded in 2005 by Jeanette Shannigan to honor the memory of her late mother, who died of the disease, the initiative calls for beaders to contribute squares of beadwork that follow an annual theme. These lovely little squares (1.5” x 1.5”) are made into quilts, shadowboxes, ornaments, cards, and other items, that are then sold. The money earned goes to this very deserving cause.