Archive for January, 2010

Some Australian HS Quilts

Our Australian coordinator, Stephanie, has been busy with both personal HeartStrings quilts and those from group blocks too. Click on thumbnails for a larger view of any of the tops or quilts.

Blue & Yellow

Look at the gorgeous quilt Petra assembled from blocks she found “stuffed in a bag in the back of our quilt groups storage”.

Pillowcases and QAYG blocks

Just to keep things interesting we have two special projects going on right now.

We started making pillowcases on the first of January and will continue them through February. You can donate them locally or consider making some for Alycia and the Quilts of Valor she collects and donates. They don’t have to be RWB but keep in mind that most of them should be somewhat manly!

These are the ones that Mary Hopkins has been working on.

Pillowcase Project information and links to instructions

We’re also doing a short-term Quilt as you GO project. Jay will be accepting and assembling String Quilt as you GO blocks into quilts for a nursing home project.  Pat already has blocks made and ready to ship.

Quilt as you GO guidelines and instructions.

As always, we continue to accept our regular HeartStrings blocks made according to the guidelines so jump in and make some pillowcases, make some QAYG blocks, or make some HeartStrings blocks.

HeartStrings blogs

We’re in the process of building a HeartStrings blog ring where you can visit the blogs of HeartStrings members to see what we’re up to with our personal and HearStrings quilting.

There’s a link on the left sidebar to view member blogs or If you’re a member of HeartStrings and have a blog you can click here to apply to join the blog ring.

2009 Quilt Donations

Since our quilts are finished and donated locally rather than through a central location it can be difficult to get an accurate count. However, we try!

919 quilts were logged in our donations database this year — completed by HeartStrings members and donated to a variety of organizations and individuals in need.

Additional quilts were made from Quilt as You go blocks sent to Australia for those affected by the bushfires where they’ve been assembled by Jan Mac and donated.

Still more quilts were inspired by our HeartStrings project and made by individuals and quilting groups and donated in their local communities.

Won’t you join us in 2010?