Our 2014 Bead-It-Forward project is coming to a close, but there's still time to send in a 1.5 x 1.5 inch beaded square based on this year's theme, "Turn the tide on breast cancer." You can find the guidelines and submission form here, plus 26 patterns you can reproduce to your heart's content. Here's another one -- an adorable otter! Send in your squares by March 3 to be included in the 2014 Bead-It-Forward project, and take your stance against breast cancer!
As an aside, this year will be our last as the managers of the Bead-It-Forward project. All squares donated to the 2014 project will be worked into quilts and other gift items to be sold at the Bead&Button Show this June, and after that, the curtain will close. We've loved every minute of this growing phenomenon, but indeed it has grown beyond our ability to organize. Can't bear to see it go? Consider talking to your local bead society or any large group of beaders with a heart for volunteering, a gift for organization, and great connections in the fund-raising world. Anyone is welcome to pick up where we left off!