Announcing the 2016 Bead-It-Forward Theme!

The results are in! First there was a survey to collect ideas.  The top four ideas were put to vote and here are the results! “Space” was the winner!  The theme for 2016 is “Space: Out there somewhere, there’s a cure”. Think planets, galaxy, astronomy, celestial, stars, moons, constellations, and more!  The possibilities are limitless. […]



Bead-It-Forward Theme Finalists

We asked, you answered! Here are the top four ideas for themes.  Please click here or on the photo below to select your favorite!

Help Select the 2016 Theme!

What do you think the 2016 theme should be? 2007 – Butterflies 2008 – Roses 2009 – Hearts 2010 – Turtles 2011 – Hands 2012 – Birds: Flocking together to find a cure 2013 – Flowers: Stitching to find a bloomin’ cure 2014 – Ocean: Turn the tide on breast cancer 2015 – Animals: Wild […]

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Quilt Partner: Knit One, Quilt Two of West Boylston

We put out the call for quilts to add beaded squares to, and Melissa of Knit One, Quilt Two answered the call! Knit One, Quilt Two is located in West Boylston, Massachusetts, a town just north of Worcester, MA.  Knit One, Quilt Two is a locally owned independent yarn and fabric store. “A lifelong dream […]


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 […]

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 Fire Mountain Gems has […]


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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, […]

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 […]


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 […]