Archive for March, 2009

QAYG project for AUS

Are you making QAYG blocks to send to Australia for those effected by the bushfires? If so, you might be interested in this blog that shares the quilts being made, collected, and donated.

Oz Comfort Quilts

If you’d like to help – join us in making QAYG blocks in March and April. We’ll collect them and mail them to Jan Mac, a HeartStrings member who will asssemble them.

This week

March 21st — Las Vegas — The Las Vegas Quilters will be working on some HeartStrings projects during their sew-in and welcome other quilters.

They will be sewing for St. Judes Ranch new group home for unwed mothers — contact Tonie at TONIEGK@aol.com

QAYG blocks

Although we’ll be sending the QAYG blocks to Jan Mac unassembled, Maxine shared this tutorial from Keryn Emmerson showing how to assemble these blocks by machine.

For those of you making these and donating them locally, I hope the link is helpful.

Keryn’s tutorial

A special project for March & April

Now that we’ve finished up our Happy Block project, if you’re interested in making some Quilt as you Go blocks to send to Australia for quilts for those affected by the bushfires, you can find the information here:

Jan Mac’s QAYG tutorial

Tutorial for assembling blocks into a quilt

Sue will be collecting and sending these together to save some postage costs so if you make them, email me for the mailing address at mmcjohnson@gmail.com .

As always, we accept blocks made according to the guidelines all through the year so feel free to make up a batch of these too!