RARE Science works directly with patient families and foundations to find more immediate therapeutic solutions for children with rare diseases.
This year RARE Science is partnering with TQS (and a number of other great organizations) to bring you... the FIRST Ever Celebrity RARE Bear Auction! This is your opportunity to own a signed bear made by the quilt world's most talented artists while helping a great cause.
Meet "Wooly Bear" by Allie Aller
Star Members can watch Allie in Show 1906: Crazy for Crazy Quilts.
I love working with hand dyed wool, and was certain that this rich and cozy fabric would make a sweet and cuddly bear for the auction.
I cut each bear pattern piece out from muslin and crazy pieced each with wool scraps from my collection, adding hand embroidery along the seams, as is traditional in crazy quilting. When all the pieces were ready, I assembled my bear, stuffed it, and then very carefully added the facial features. Did you notice his eyes? They were made using silk flowers and buttons.
A matching little quilt accompanies Wooly Bear to keep him cozy, to sit on or wrap up in. He looks forward to being a part of your family.
Allie is a lifelong and passionate quilter. Her explorations in crazy quilting have led to a Craftsy class on the subject and two books with C & T Publishing. Her latest book with them, due in February 2017, is Allie Aller's Stained Glass Quilts Reimagined. This genre in quilting has been a love of hers for 20 years, and she is thrilled to share all her original techniques and discoveries in design. She lives in the country in Washington state with her (still) adorable husband of 35 years, where their two grown sons are a source of immeasurable pride and joy.