The April 2013 Square Heart Award goes to:

Valerie Zalewski of Saint Vaury, Creuse, France

Valerie joined KAS just this past June 2012, and has already distinguished herself in many areas, especially at her efforts with

“Spreading the Word in My Corner of France.”

In her postings she describes her efforts to find new contributors to KAS in her area. It’s not always easy, but Valerie forges ahead, and is making progress! She has participated in a Christmas Craft Fair, had a radio interview,  was interviewed for an article in the local expat paper “Creuse News”, and spoke at the local Anglo-French association, l'Entente Cordiale. Through these activities she has found new people interested in helping KAS, and I am sure she will find more!

As she says, “I sometimes feel I'm becoming obsessional about KAS, but I really think that it is necessary that I do everything I can to bring more people to make squares and things.” 




Valerie makes many beautiful and colorful creations for the children in South Africa.

These items include squares, cuddles and hats.





You can see photos of her creations here:

Valerie is translating the KAS patterns and other information into the French language – a huge job for which KAS is very thankful.

She is also an active participant in the forum, encouraging and complimenting other members.

Thank you so much, Valerie, for everything you have done and continue to do for KAS!

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Congratulations Valerie, this is a well deserved award !  You have done a great deal towards helping the children in South Africa....from spreading the word, to all the wonderful items you've made, to the lovely conversations you have on the forum :-)

So well deserved Valerie. You have done so much to promote KAS apart from working hard to make beautiful items.

Congratulations Valerie - Thanks for all you are doing for KAS - from the promotional things to the translations to the wonderful items you have made (and for the giggles you sometimes give me in your postings)

Congratulations Capt. have achieved so much for KAS in a short space of time. You are so deserving of this award, Valerie......I LOVE your persistence and positive attitude in spreading the word about KAS... and your garments and squares...beautiful :))

Congratulations, Valerie!  When I was reading the latest KasSnippets, I was amazed at the chronology of your efforts to spread the word about KAS.  A well-deserved, public recognition of your work.  BRAVO!! 

Congratulations Valerie!! This award is so well deserved! You are such a positive presence here on the forum not to mention your beautiful work for the children and your determination to spread the word for KAS in France. Hats off to you!

Excellent choice - well done Valerie, well deserved.  You are ever present on the forum and a great ambassador. Tres bien fait! (Hope that is right and excuse lack of accents!)

Congratulations, Valerie! What a lot you have achieved for KAS in such a short time! You are amazing!

Congratulations Valerie and thanks for all your work for KAS ! Great to see you are the award winner this month!

Congrats Valerie! You deserve it!  Your hats, squares, etc are beautiful and your enthusiasm for spreading the word about KAS is wonderful! 

Valerie, thanks for for persevering with spreading-the-word in France by going into the community and talking on local radio.  We also love your beautiful array of squares, hats, cuddles etc.,! Brilliant work!

Congratulations Valerie, keep up the good work, and well deserved.



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