Holiday Block Party!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you plan to join in our holiday block party this weekend. Even a few blocks will make a difference when joined with the donations of others.

See our Block Guidelines for instructions for making blocks to send in for group quilts.

HeartStrings Block Guidelines

Of course if you’re going to make the entire set of blocks you can use any color centers. You can send in a set of 48 blocks or assemble the top and send that in for quilting. Here’s the brown HeartStrings top I finished this week.


Patchwork Havest Quilt Show

I visited a local quilt show in Hudson, WI today. Kathy was there (one of our HeartStrings members and also a member of the guild putting on the show) and I snapped her photo at their charity quilting booth. She’s the one standing. Notice the HeartStrings quilts?


And hanging in the show, one of Kathy’s quilts that incorporated HeartStrings blocks with pieced blocks.


If you’re in the area, the show continues tomorrow so drop in.

Block Party!

We’re having a Thanksgiving Holiday Block Party but you can get an early start. We’re going to see how many blocks we can make and help plump up our block inventory.

Blocks sent in to Sue and Stephanie should be made according to the guidelines with a RED or BLUE center string and you can make 1 or 100 (or MORE!).

If you’d like to make an entire set you can use any color center string you’d like. A set consists of either

  • 24 blocks for a child’s quilt (make sure you use kid friendly colors)
  • 48 blocks for an adult quilt

Contact me for the mailing address or complete the quilt yourself but if you do, make sure you share a photo with us.