Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Rare Bears

BERNINA is helping sponsor a great event Rare Bears   The Rare Bear program is put on by Rare Science.  Rare Science is dedicated to finding cures for rare childhood diseases.   Quilters and sewers are asked to create bears, which are then placed in the arms of these children.  Each bear is tagged and the makers name and email are recorded, so when the bear is placed, you are notified of where your bear went and how much it is being loved.

The Bears are not hard to make, and it's a great way to use up your fabric scraps.  
I am making 2 right now, one for each BERNINA dealership that I help out in . Each shop is holding a Rare Bear event, or as it is otherwise known.... a BEAR NINA event.  
I reached in my fabric cupboard and some "underwater" type fabrics fell out.... so one bear will be made of that.  I used my decorative stitches to add some swimming dolphins and the words, Keep Swimming and I love you
 The other bear, well, I've been saving, er hoarding these fabrics for years.  They are just happy.  So I pulled them out of my cupboard, and used them for my bear.... Here is his head...

.I can't wait to get them finished and stuffed.   As I am sewing, I think about the child who will get this bear.  It kind of warms your heart to do this.  
Ask at your BERNINA Dealer if they are holding a Rare Bear.  BEAR NiNA  event.   Even if they aren't you can still visit the Rare Science website and find out how to do it on your own.
Happy Sewing!


  1. yes there is.... It's a simplicity pattern, if you visit the Rare Science website, look for the Rare Bear project, they have a link there to get the pattern