Monday, June 20, 2016


The Orlando Modern Quit Guild is collecting quilts to give to the families of the victims and the survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting, as well as the police and medics who assisted them. While they are accepting blocks, they strongly encourage donations to be finished quilts so I thought we might be able to pool our efforts and resources and make one to send.

Blocks made by member Mélanie Dorval

If you are at all interested in helping out, here is what we need:
  • Individual 10.5-inch square heart blocks using a white/light grey/neutral background in either solids or low-volume prints. The hearts can be solids, prints, and/or rainbow themed; you can find some examples/tutorials here
  • Backing/binding fabric - this can be any cotton fabric, but a hearts, rainbow or other colorful theme would be nice. 
  • Cotton batting - batting has been obtained!
For the blocks and backing, cotton fabric only, please. I would like to aim for a roughly 70" x 90" finished piece, so we will want to aim for approximately 60 blocks for the quilt top and about 5 meters of backing fabric. If you have scraps leftover from making blocks, we can put that to good use to make the binding, too! 

If you have supplies you'd like to donate, or if you'd like to help out by making a few blocks at home, join us an afternoon to piece the top, or volunteer your services to get the finished piece quilted, please comment below or over on the post in the guild forum so that I can coordinate. Every little bit helps :) 

- steph

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