This was our second year of doing the storybook challenge: Choose a children’s book and make a quilt based on the book. Once again, our guild members have really pulled out the stops and created beautiful, thoughtful quilts for the Pediatric Cancer center. The quilts were made for children baby to 18 years old.
Our members made 14 quilts for this challenge, with an additional 3 made during our Christmas parties from prior years.
Here are the lovely quilts (the maker and book name are in the photo caption):
Bunnie: Bear Story
Trudy: The Quiltmaker’s Gift
Lisha: Nature’s Beauty Coloring Book
Sandy: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Gail: Put Me in the Zoo
Maryanne: The Little Pea
Janet: Guess How Much I Love You
Susie: Put Me in the Zoo
Mary: Harold and the Purple Crayon
Karen: Ada Twist, Scientist
And the winners! Tied for first place: Lisha’s Nature’s Beauty coloring book and Susie’s Put Me in the Zoo. Third place: Karen’s Neverwhere.
Thank you to the guild members who donated these lovely quilts and books.
It’s been a couple of weeks since the shooting in Orlando occurred. In an effort to help the survivors and the victims families, the Orlando MQG has started a quilt drive.
Thank you to Kathy, Cathy, and Morgan for the two tops and stack of blocks that were dropped off at the June meeting. Thank you to Karen @cosmicquilting, who has volunteered to quilt the tops on her long arm.
Our guild is collecting materials to send to the Orlando MQG. Karen A. will be at the July 10th Sew, as well as the July 28th Meeting to collect materials.
We can send the following:
Blocks (make 1. make a bunch. any quantity) – 10″ square
Tops (at least 48″ x 60″ but no larger than a twin) – Please include a label
Completed quilts – Please include a label
Important Date: July 28 – Karen A. will be collecting all materials to send in one package to Orlando MQG. If you wish to make something, but cannot make these meetings, please email Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the blocks/tops/quilts, here is what the Orlando MQG blog says:
Can I use a block other than the one you showed?
By all means, do your thing. I chose the block so everyone could take part. I know there are plenty of heart blocks out there and feel free to use anything you’d like. I only ask that your quilt includes a heart or hearts of some sort, and that its mostly brights and/or rainbow. I chose brights and rainbow to represent not only the LGBT flag, but also ALL of the different people affected by the event. I also want them to be cheerful, and want the recipients to know that these are created with love, given with love, and in using them, they will be covered with love. I want them to be comforted knowing that even strangers care and that they did not go through this without the support of others
If you make many of these blocks, you’ll end up with many HST – which Jay Bird Quilts has created a large heart block to use those scraps. Six blocks can make one quilt that is just about a twin quilt. #BigHeartBlock