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
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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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?
Are you making HeartStrings blocks with green centers for our September/October project? I’m leaving out the pinks, purples, and large florals and tossing in a bit of everything else for my blocks.
Please consider making some blocks and sending them in to be combined with other donations into quilts for guys. Email me for the mailing address at email@example.com.
The current count on Alycia’s blog is 136 tops and quilts, of these 90 are quilted. She’s well on her way to meeting her goal of 400 Quilts of Valor for 2009.
Pictured below is the most recent HeartStrings top, sent by Laura.