Chatting with Bead Soup of Savage, Maryland

We had the pleasure of chatting with Kathy Fritz, owner of Bead Soup in Savage, Maryland.  Kathy has been hosting an event every year on January 1 for beaders to come and create squares for Bead-It-Forward. How many years have you been participating as a group? This will be our 4th year participating as a […]

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Call for Patterns

Do you have an idea for a Bead-It-Forward bead square? There are only 110 days (or 3months and 18 days) left until the 2015 animal-themed squares are due to the Bead-It-Foward headquarters! We’d love to get more patterns to share with beaders around the world! Please send your patterns to amy@bead-it-forward.com. Fire Mountain Gems has […]


What Types of Animals?

A great question come across the comments this week asking: Can the animal theme also include fantasy animals such as unicorns & dragons. Also dragonflies (which is an insect not an animal) Actually – an insect IS an animal – as there are many groups of animals in the animal kingdom: mammals, insects, birds, invertebrates, […]

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“Non-Beading” Ways to Support Bead-It-Forward

The Bead-It-Forward project is more than just beaded squares!  We need craft supplies (ribbon, quilting blanks, shadow boxes, frames, etc….) to make this happen.  If you are not a beader (or even if you are!), and are interested in supporting the project with funding, please visit our GoFundMe site to contribute.  There are many levels […]


Announcing the 2015 Bead-It-Forward Beneficiaries 2

It is with great pleasure that we announce the beneficiaries of the 2015 Bead-It-Forward project! The Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research and The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden Please visit their web sites to learn more about all the wonderful work they are doing in breast cancer research, prevention, and care for breast […]

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5 Questions

Stacy from Bead & Button interviewed me about why I wanted to take over the project!  She posted it here on the Bead & Button Bead Buzz blog and here is the text from that interview: STACY: I first came across your name when assembling Bead-It-Forward squares for last year’s project. What inspired you to […]


2015 Theme 2

Thank you to everyone who gave suggestions for the 2015 Bead-It-Forward theme!  I am excited to announce the 2015 Theme is Animals: “Wild about finding a cure”. Stay tuned for more patterns, and information on where to send your squares for 2015!!  

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Welcome!

Welcome to the new home of the Bead-it-Forward quilt project.  This site is under construction, but stay tuned for information on the 2015 theme and where to submit your square!