Tonight I am heading out to participate in a quilt marathon. 20 (or more) teams of 8 will spend 30 hours, from 6pm today to noon on Saturday, at a 'quilting bee'.
The event is run by my local quilt shop, and is in support of theQuilt.com. We will be hand-quilting 2 or 3 quilts during that time. This link has more information about the quilt marathons - and oh, by the way, that's me on the left in the picture :)
The quilt tops and the batting/backing are donated, and all monetary donations raised by the quilt marathon go to theQuilt. The completed quilts will then be donated to theQuilt for their 2010 auction. In conjunction with the marathon, the quilt shop hosts a bake auction Saturday afternoon, to raise more funds. My local quilt shop is one of the top fund raisers for this event every year.
My time-slot for this marathon - 3am to 6am. I do believe I am crazy. But I'll be enjoying a late night (or is that early morning?) with a bunch of equally crazy ladies, having fun and doing our part to see that no one has to face cancer alone.