Archive for December, 2009

Get ready for a new project!

We’re going to bust some stash in January and February and make pillowcases along with the All People Quilt site in their goal to make and donate 1 million pillowcases.

I plan to make some to send to Alycia to be used to present Quilts of Valor but there are lots of places both locally and nationally to donate yours. Click this link to for ideas for places to donate them.

We’ll still be making our HeartStrings quilts so don’t worry. Blocks made according to the guidelines are accepted (and appreciated) at all times and are pieced into tops to be quilted and donated.

So bring in the New Year with us as as we start our 4th year making quilts to provide warmth and comfort to those in need!

Pillowcase Photo Tutorial

More Pillowcase ideas

Stacey’s challenge

Stacey wrote:

I am a small quilt shop owner and always have tons of left over strips of fabric, end of bolt pieces, crooked cuts and boo boos. So that means lots of strings. Right? I made a challenge to myself that from Thanksgiving all the way through December 26th all I will work on will be string quilts to donate to
kids in need charities.

Visit Stacey’s blog to watch her progress. Instructions for the Patriotic String Star can be found at MaryQuilts.com and all the thumbnails below can be enlarged by clicking on them.

HeartStrings Quilts of Valor

Just a reminder that in addition to our RED and BLUE centered blocks we always accept RWB HeartStrings blocks and completed tops from RWB blocks to be finished and donated as Quilts of Valor.

This quilt was pieced by Pat and sent to me to quilt and donate.

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Instructions for piecing RWB HeartStrings blocks