Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Quilts for Pulse

You may have seen on social media that The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is collecting quilts for the victims of the shooting at Pulse nightclub on June 12.  The goal is to hand out quilts to provide comfort to the victims who survived, the families of those who perished, and to thank the first responders.  The MQG has asked local guilds to try and coordinate efforts locally first, so this does not become an overwhelming task for our friends in the Orlando MQG.

Please read on if you are moved by this tragedy and would like to contribute your talents and time.


We are looking for Members to make Heart Blocks using Cluck Cluck Sew’s tutorial (10” block only) or Elizabeth Dackson’s paper-pieced version (10” block only)....links below.  Hearts should be made of solid or printed bright modern fabrics in all colors of the rainbow, with a low-volume background. Make one, three, five, ten, twenty…whatever you would like to contribute we will happily accept.  

We do ask that you use ALL quilt-shop quality fabric, since we want to ensure that what we are sending will hold up long term. 


Due Date: Heart blocks are due to Kristy Daum no later than August 1st; so you can hand over any you have finished at the July meeting or else mail them to Kristy’s home address (details in your Membership Roster).  

The blocks will be mailed to The Orlando MQG by their August 15th due date.  Share your blocks on social media using the hashtag #quiltsforpulse and #stlmqg so we can encourage one another and spread some love.

Finally, what we do ask is that everyone send some good karma out into the world, hug your family, say a prayer or two if that is your path, and honestly just be kind to one another.  

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