Members, Please see the information below from our Charity Coordinator Tammy regarding helping the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild with #QuiltsForPluse.
This is kind of long, but stay with me… there’s LOTS of good information below!
We have worked out the details of the HMQG efforts to assist Orlando Modern Quilt Guild with quilts for those impacted by the shooting at Pulse nightclub over the weekend. To ease some of their work, we want to provide completed quilts rather than just quilt blocks. And we would LOVE to be able to complete at least 5 quilts to send… I’m sure we can come together to make these! We will have sew time after our meeting this weekend, so please feel free to bring completed blocks and/or bring your machine and sew along with us!
The quilts will be made from 10” (finished) heart blocks using the tutorial at Cluck Cluck Sew
The hearts should be made in a rainbow of bright colors (solids or prints) and the background in low volume prints.
Because we are trying to complete these quilts on a quick timeline, we are going to try using a new (to us) tool – Signup Genius. This is a great tool for organizing signups and I’ve used this with great success in other groups.
A little about how to use the signups:
There is a unique link for each quilt we want to make, and within each link are all of the requirements it will take to make a quilt… make blocks, piece quilt top, provide backing, provide batting, quilt, bind & label. If you want to make 10 blocks, click on the link for Quilt #1, click on Make Blocks, and then select your quantity as 10. If there aren’t 10 ‘make block’ spaces left, fill in what’s available, and then move on to Quilt #2. Seems a little confusing at first, but I’m sure you’ll grow to love the convenience as much as I do :)
If you are making blocks, please bring them to the meeting or plan to stay after the business portion and sew with us. If you sign up for 5 blocks, but find yourself making 10 – no worries, bring them! And if you don’t sign up for blocks but end up making some – great, bring them! We will continue making as many quilts as we can, so keep those blocks coming.
If you are providing backing or batting, please try to bring that with you tomeeting so that it can get into the hands of the quilter as soon as possible.
As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to me: