Earlier this fall I learned that Kelly, a newish friend who photographed my Zigzagged pattern, was organizing a HUGE fundraiser for the Kyrie Foundation. The Kyrie Foundation raises awareness and funds for research for pediatric brain cancers.
The event, Fishing for a Cure, was an art and gift auction in the Crossroads Art District here in Kansas City. She was in the market for some sponsors and silent auction items. She and I schemed up a auction-able set of Sleigh Bells Stockings. These are the stockings I made. A very quick photo was taken on the mantle before delivering them to Kelly, who was working day and night to prepare for the big event.
Her hard work paid off, though.
They raised $26,000 that night. Completely amazing.
Kelly and I decided that four stockings would be a good number, with the understanding that I could easily make one or two more if a larger family placed the winning bid. The pattern comes with three styles but also includes details for how to turn a favorite quilt block into additional styles. I thought that half square triangles would look cute as the fourth stocking.
With the stockings from Melissa (a pattern tester) still fresh on my mind, I added some embroidery to the polka dot stocking.
And lined them in some red and white American Jane fabric.
According to Kelly, the stockings raised some great money and went to a new home that night. I’m honored to have been a tiny part in that important evening.