October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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.

Tying a HeartStrings 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

What happens to the HeartStrings Blocks you donate?

In addition to all the HeartStrings quilts made from start to finish by individual members of our group, many of us work on assembling, quilting, binding, and donating quilts from the blocks sent in for group quilts.

I wanted to give you just a small sampling of the numerous quilts that have been made from blocks YOU have sent in and thank you all for participating in our Block Party this weekend that will result in even more quilts that will be donated to those in need.












Block Party Weekend

We’re sewing up HeartStrings blocks this weekend to replace our depleted inventory. Please join in and make a few blocks with us.

Blocks should be made according the the guidelines but you can use RED, GREEN, or BLUE centers this weekend.

Block Guidelines

Email me for the address to send in blocks and to let me know that you’ve participated and how many blocks you made (1 or 100 – it’s all good!)

Email Mary at mmcjohnson@gmail.com

MN/WI area Sew-in October 25

Mark your calendars and join us for a sew-in in Rochester, MN

Date: October 25
Where: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, off Elton Hills Dr
Hours: 9am – 4pm

What to bring:

  • Sewing machine
  • Strips and Strings
  • Pot Luck contribution if staying for lunch

Please contact us for additional details or to let us know you’ll be attending by emailing Mary at mmcjohnson@gmail.com

We’re having a Block Party

Sue tells me that her block inventory is getting low so we’re going to have a Block Party next weekend – September 27-28.

We’ll sew on Saturday and/or Sunday and you can make 1 block or 100 to mail in to Sue (or Stephanie if in AUS).

You can choose to make GREEN centered blocks for our Sept/Oct project or BLUE or RED centered HeartStrings blocks. (RED for AUS)

Please use the guidelines for making the blocks:
https://heartstringsquiltproject.com/guidelines.html

Anyone participating will be eligible for some door prizes – again, the number of blocks you make doesn’t matter – participation does!

If you’re unable to participate on the weekend – you can sew up a few blocks this week and still be eligible for the door prizes.

Will anyone join me?