This young woman is an inspiration! I came across her story on Facebook and contacted her because I wanted to help spread the word about her wonderful project. This is Diana, she is a Girl Scout working on her Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. She has pledged to make twin sized quilts for children who have aged out of the Foster care program. She is working to spread the word about the need for foster care which is near to her heart because she was adopted from Russia at 14 months. She is making 16 quilts; one for each of the years she has lived in the US. She also hopes to make baby quilts to send back to her orphanage in Russia.
Here is a picture of Diana as a Brownie!
I think I have mentioned on my blog before that I was a Girl Scout and I am now a leader for my oldest daughter’s troop. We are just finishing up our 4th year as a troop and it is going strong with 14 girls all of whom are learning about the wonderful values set forth in the Girl Scout law: to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout. I think Diana’s project covers so many of those things. I knew I wanted to help. I sent her a package with 2 1/2″ precut strips to use for her Scrappy Trips Around the World quilts. She feels like she is pretty well set for fabric now as well as batting and long arm services thanks to the many people who have offered to help.
What she needs the most is help assembling blocks. She needs 42 per twin quilt. These are fun blocks to make and many of you have already made them in the past. Diana asked Bonnie Hunter if she could use her tutorial for this project and Bonnie kindly agreed. If you would like to make some blocks for Diana, the tutorial is right here.
To contact Diana, please email her mother, Laurie, at firstname.lastname@example.org OR you can leave a message on Diana’s Facebook page for this project.
I might add that Diana’s mother is her Girl Scout leader and taught Diana to sew. Thank you Laurie for all you have done to raise such a wonderful daughter!
Best of luck to you Diana! This is a fantastic project.