Archive for May, 2013

Are you sewing with us?

Today is the last day of our Memorial weekend sew along – are you participating? Cathy made a set of 48 blocks and has already finished hers … assembled and quilted … But you can even make a few blocks and sent them in for group quilts or get a set of 48 blocks started and send them in to be finished when you’re done. Use the block guidelines (link on the right) and substitute a brown for the center strip.

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Visit Cathy’s blog to see more photos.

Memorial Day

Remember, reflect, and honor those that have given their life in service to their country

Starting Friday we’ll be hosting a virtual sew along during the Memorial Day weekend. Our primary project will be using brown centers to make HeartStrings blocks for quilts for veterans and wounded soldiers but you can also choose to make RWB blocks or pillowcases to present the quilts.

Please see the previous post for details.

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Memorial Day Sew Along

May 24 through the 27th we will be doing a sew along. Using brown centers, we’ll make blocks and tops for quilts for guys ( wounded soldiers and veterans as well as other guys who could use a comfort quilt)

Stephanie is always ahead of the crowd and just posted two quilts using browns.

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This one doesn’t have brown centers but I love the browns she did use in it.

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Blocks that are sent in for group quilts should use the guidelines and substitute brown for the red or blue centers.

HeartStrings Block Guidelines

If you’re completing a full set of 48 blocks or completing the top, you could chose blues or greens or any other “guy” color you’d like.
You could also send in RWB blocks — see those guidelines here.

And a third option to sew along with us would be to make pillowcases to send to Alycia for presenting Quilts of Valor. They don’t need to be Red/white/blue but I’d focus on manly!

Pillowcase instructions.

Won’t you join in and sew along with us?!