At the request of several members, we now have a HeartStrings blog ring. If you participate in the project and have a blog, click the logo below to join the ring.
Alycia, a HeartStrings member, is a supporter and volunteer for Quilts of Valor making quilts for wounded soldiers. Her current goal is to collect 4oo quilts for 2009 to present to the wounded soldiers at Ft. Carson in CO and HeartStrings members are helping her out with blocks, tops, finished quilts, and pillowcases to present them.
This is one of two recent tops pictured on Alycia’s blog sent by a Deborah another HeartStrings member. Visit Alycia’s blog to read more about her efforts and to see the tops, quilts, and pillowcases being collected.
For information about how you can help email us.
Michele sent photos today of two of her recent HeartStrings quilts.
She writes “Most of the quilts I make make are just regular patterns (through my quilting group), my string quilting is usually patriotic to send on up to Madigan Army Hospital. I just love string quilting and almost always have one in the pile for the days when it’s too hot to think or I’m too tired for any precise cutting and measuring!”
Visit Michele’s blog.
Interested in creating a Patriotic Quilt to tour the US?
Judy Howard has put out a call for quilts 22 x 22 inches to be included in an exhibition that will tour the US for 3 years to “blanket America in Hugs for our Troops, Stitches of Comfort and to promote love of God and Country”.
For those of you who participated in our RWB project from Memorial Day to July 4th, you might want to see the progress being made with the Chinese Coins you sent in.
Becky volunteered to receive the Chinese Coins sections and turn them into Quilts of Valor and here are the first two quilts in progress.
To keep up with her progress, visit Becky’s blog.
Did you join us yesterday and sew along at home?
Fourteen HeartStrings quilters met in Roberts, WI to work and play.