Do you remember the story of June, a HeartStrings member, and Al? Take a look at this previous post and then click on the YouTube link to see Al’s video.
June and Al – HeartStrings quilts for Quilts of Valor
Also, don’t forget that HeartStrings members are helping Alycia meet of her of 400 Quilts of Valor.
Where: Rochester, MN
When: October 25, 2008
Time: 9:00 – 4:00 PM
Email Mary at email@example.com or Sheree at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
I’m a big fan of string quilts that have a little of everything tossed in but I also love ones that have a bit of a plan too. Take a look at the following quilts and be inspired to create your own.
Peggy, a new HeartStrings member shared a link to photos of string quilts she’s made and donated including this black/white & red one.
Peggy’s String Quilts
Here are a few other HeartStrings quilts with a coordinated look.
RWB by Fran & Lynn
Pink and Green by Marianne & Jennifer
Yellow and Red by Hanne
Last year we did a special project using pink strings and made a number of quilts that have been donated to Breast Cancer patients.
Thanks to the great response we had, Jennifer continues to work with the blocks received to assemble, quilt and donate additional quilts.
If you’d like to make and donate a HeartStrings quilt for a breast cancer patient, you can find lots of inspiration in our online Pink Strings album.
(Photo used with permission)
Tanya posted about her group at church tying a Prayers and Squares quilt for one of their members.
In addition to being a quicker way to finish quilts, tying a quilt can be a way to incorporate prayers for an individual into the actual gifting of the quilt.
While most of our HeartStrings quilts are quilted by volunteers there’s another way to finish these quilts. Tying was a traditional way to finish string quilts and is still a wonderful way to finish HeartStrings quilts.
Bonnie Hunter posted photo’s of her Charity Bee tying a HeartStrings top that was pieced and donated by Laura (the photos are shown here with Bonnie’s permission).
More information can be found at the links below.
Tying a quilt
Quilt Tying Tips from Quiltmaker Magazine