I've been very lucky of late, we had a bag raffle last night at my quilt group and I won this beautiful bag. It's made using the Japanese folded patchwork technique and results in a very pretty bag in a very useful shape. I can see this being used for library books or something like that. I think the fabric is from the Awesome range by Sandie Gervais (Moda).
The raffle was in aid of the grandchild of our chairlady, he has a very rare cancer behind his eye and has been sent to Florida for proton treatment, in addition to the huge amount of chemo he's already had here and will continue to have when he returns. The funds are so that the family can be with him, he's 5 and the three other children range from 9 to 1, so the family wanted to stay together for the two months of treatment. The raffle raised £110 on the night, not bad from a group of about 40. Their total fund has raised over £30,000 and from all accounts they will need all that as they also have to fund a trip in a year's time for follow up. The NHS is funding the treatment and one parent's travel costs this time around, which is pretty impressive all things considered.