Archive for October, 2009

Diamond Strings

If you’re participating in our Diamond Strings you just have a week to finish up blocks to send in to Sue or Stephanie.

Diamond Strings Instructions

Here’s a finished quilt by Pat

Pat's diamond strings

Join us for a sew-in

We have an upcoming sew-in, won’t you join us.

Saturday, October 31 at St. Peter’s church in Kasson, MN.

101 Northeast First Street
Kasson MN 5594

From 9 until 4PM

We’re still debating our options for lunch but it looks like we may order pizza rather than do our usual pot luck. If you plan to attend, let us know.

Email Mary for details at

Got Homespuns? Plaids?

Doesn’t this quilt just make you want to pull them out?? I found this gorgeous quilt on Julie’s blog.

Julie's quilt

Recent HeartStrings QOV

Quilts of Valor continue to be a focus for many of our HeartStrings quilters.

Blocks pieced by Dawn & her husband Geoffrey, top pieced by Sue, backing pieced by Sheree, quilted by Alycia.


By Dianne in the UK


Pieced by San, quilted by Mary


Remember that in addition to our standard Red and Blue centered HeartStrings blocks, we always accept RWB blocks made according to our guidelines for Quilts of Valor.


Sheila’s finishing up a couple kids quilts for Cricket that will go to a homeless shelter. I think this coins quilt is my favorite but she has a Lasagna quilt on her blog too.


And while it’s not one of the HeartStrings quilts, take a look at the green top she showed in the same post, it’s gorgeous!

Strips & Strings

Phyllis used her strips & strings and instructions from my site to make two quilts for Quilts of Valor.

Chinese Coins – you’ll find instructions for ¬†several versions of coins quilts on the sidebar here.

Chinese Coins-QoV (2)

Roman Stripes. To make one of your own check out the instructions for Roman Stripes or the Amish Stripes and Strings.

Roman Stripe-QoV

Quilts of Valor Foundation