Sandy, a member of The Quilt & Needle forum who helps coordinate our charity efforts, shared a video of a ceremony at the Pine Ridge Native American Reservation where the quilts made by our members were presented to the Native Americans. You can see the quilts about halfway through the video; some are displayed at the front of the stage. Thank you, Sandy, for sharing this link with us!
OCTOBER’S QUILTERS GIVE BACK PROJECTS: It’s October already and time to think about the blocks for this month’s projects!! These projects are a great way to share the comfort that comes from a quilt and remember: “Many hands make light work!”
The theme for our October “I Spy” quilt will be blocks featuring dogs and cats, in any color. You can find block sizes and cutting information here. This quilt will benefit a resident of the Pine Ridge Native American Reservation in South Dakota.
During October, the Sweet Child quilt blocks will feature balls: basketballs, soccer balls, beach balls – just any kind of ball! Borders and blocks featuring pieced centers should use the colors of yellow, orange and dark brown. You can find information on this project here. These quilts provide comfort to children from abusive situations that are counseled at Harmony Home in Texas.
The color-theme for the October Snug Uniblocks is blue prints with white or off-white backgrounds. You can find the new block pattern for this quarter and other information about these quilts here. The quilts from this project will be sent to comfort wounded veterans in hospitals here in the States as well as abroad.
July 2009 Snug UniBlock Quilt Top