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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Annie is a HeartStrings quilter who had made a ton of HeartStrings blocks and tops. She recently posted this Happy Quilt on her blog and talked about where this one is being donate.
One reason this caught my eye is that I just sent a HeartStrings quilt to Tristan, another little boy with Leukemia. I hope the quilts bring these two boys some warmth and comfort as they face the challenges ahead.
Inspired by the blocks below pieced by Cheri, Helen decided to make her own Rainbow string quilt. Click on their names below visit both their blogs for other inspiring quilts.
Cheri works with Project Linus and has used HeartStrings blocks in the past with her group to make and donate quilts.
Helen lives in the UK and makes and donates quilts to a variety of children’s charities.
Have you been browsing through the new HeartStrings Blog Ring? Here are some recent quilts posted by members.
From my blog, Half String Hearts. An instruction sheet for making this quilt is available on my MaryQuilts.com site.
On Becky’s blog, a Funky Caterpillar quilt from RWB coins donated by HeartStrings members. She also wrote instructions for this quilt and shared them.
Ruthie shared a chinese coins quilt that she dressed up with buttons and yo-yo’s.
If you are a HeartStrings quilter and have a blog, you can join our blog ring.
After getting some input from HeartStrings members who attended the WI/MN area sew-in August 2nd, I chose Green for Guys as our special project for September and October 2008.
Think guy quilts as you create HeartStrings blocks using a center green strip. Use the guidelines and remember to replace the center red or blue strip with a 2 inch green strip.
Make one block, a set of 48, or anything in between. Email me for the address to mail blocks.