Australia – helping out

There are plenty of ways to help those affected by the bush fires in Victoria but we’re quilters right? So lets make some blocks.

Jan Mac is a HeartStrings member who will be collecting quilt as you go string blocks for assembling and donating. She’s posted a tutorial on her site if you’d like to help her out and send some blocks.

I’ve got strings — I’ve got batting leftovers — I’m going to make some to send.

You can contact Jan Mac at

Do you want to attend a Sew-in?

The MN/WI group has been getting together since our first year and now more groups are starting to coordinate Sew-ins in their area. Here are the current ones scheduled. For more information email the contact person or Mary at

March 21st — Las Vegas — The Las Vegas Quilters will be working on some HeartStrings projects during their sew-in and welcome other members. They will be sewing for St. Judes Ranch new group home for unwed mothers — contact Tonie at

April 25th – Virginia is hosting at Hope Christian Church in Shoreview, MN.

May 2nd – Jay and Julia are hosting in Fremont, Nebraska. Contact Jay at

June 27 – Cindy & Mary H are coordinating in Seattle, Washington. Contact Mary H at

August 22 – Kathy & Rhonda are hosting in Roberts, WI

SF Bay Area (Date TBA) – contact Cynthia H. at if you’d like to participate