Archive for November, 2007

Chinese Coins

Becky recently posted this quilt she created using coins donated during our Chinese Coins Project earlier this year. She had so many requests for the pattern after doing a similar quilt that she created a tutorial showing how she made it.

Quilts for those affected by the fires in California

I wanted to bring this back to the top of the blog as I’ve only had a handful of requests for the mailing address for sending quilts to California.

If you’d like to send a quilt for a child, please read this previous post and contact me for the mailing address.

You can reach me by email at mmcjohnson@gmail.com

Weekend Retreat Update

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HeartStrings quilters from around the US, Australia, and the UK worked on various HeartStrings projects that will go to children, homeless families, wounded veterans, breast cancer patients and more.

Darlene traveled to Cricket’s home and they worked on quilting and binding this weekend while the rest of us participated *virtually* , updating each other with our progress. The photos in the above collage show some of the projects we worked on.

Cricket was happy to report to the group that she has 75 quilts in various stages of completion + additional blocks waiting to be assembled. 40 of those quilts, made by Cricket, Darlene, Bev, and other HeartStrings members are completed and will be distributed to homeless families in about 10 days.

Retreat weekend

It all started with a stay at home retreat weekend on the Stashbuster group and Cricket and Darlene getting together in person to finish up a group of quilts to be donated to homeless shelters.

Now 30+ HeartString quilters are participating this weekend in a virtual retreat. Most of us are working on our HeartStrings blocks and quilts and a few are working on other personal projects.

Won’t you join us and make some HeartStrings blocks this weekend? If you do, email me (mmcjohnson@gmail.com) for the mailing address to send the blocks in – we’ll make sure they’re assembled into quilts and donated to charitable causes.