[photo from the Modern Quilt Guild website]
First Row (left to right):
Beth S. of the Orlando MQGDani Miller of the Roanoke MQG
Third Row (left to right):
Rebecca Roach of the Austin MQGKaren Alexander of the Austin MQG (Block adapted from the book Creature Comforts by Barbara Brackman and Marie Shirer.)Rebecca Williams of the Dallas MQG
Yesterday Elle asked if anyone would be interested in participating in the Modern Quilt Guild's project to make quilts for the Austin Children's Shelter. Modern Quilt Guilds can volunteer to receive some of the blocks entered into the QuiltCon Block Challenge and add some of there own to make a twin size quilt for the shelter. We were thinking if 4 or 5 of us wanted to participate, we could divide up the work and put a quilt together.
Is anyone interested? If so, leave a comment on this post. Also, I heard several people concerned about how this would be quilted. If you would feel comfortable/volunteer to quilt a twin size let us know in the comments as well.
Text from the MQG Website:
As a way of giving something back to QuiltCon’s host city of Austin, Texas, we’re going to use the blocks that aren’t selected for the raffle quilt to make quilts for each of the 46 beds at the Austin Children’s Shelter. This will be MQG’s first large-scale charity project and we look forward to both using the many beautiful blocks we received for the challenge and getting as many guilds as possible involved in the process! Participating guilds will receive a package of 7 or more blocks (much like the groups of blocks being shown in these blog posts) to expand into a 68″ X 88″ Twin bed quilt. This can be accomplished by adding blocks, adding negative space, or some combination of the two. The quilts will need to be machine quilted, bound, washed, and shipped to Austin in advance of QuiltCon. MQG will also be interested in hearing about each guild’s process and will feature the completed quilts in a series of blog posts in Spring 2013.
If your guild is interested in this project, please e-mail email@example.com to let us know.