Blocks and support are coming in already from all over the US and even Canada and England for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project. Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Tennessee, Michigan, Wisconsin, Vermont, Missouri, Minnesota, South Carolina and North Carolina are all represented so far. Some have come in over the past month, and more came on Monday and Tuesday. The first NC Guild to take up the challenge is Ashe County Quilt Guild!! Thank you, Kathy, for your guild’s participation.
The blocks are wonderful, great contrasts between darks and lights. I have kept every one of your nice notes too.
More blocks came with stunning jewel tones and lovely prints!
Backside Fabrics sent these wonderful wide backs for our project. It is so nice not to have to deal with backing seams, and these fabrics are fabulous.
One of the packages had a full size top already assembled by Toni S. Thank you so much!
It is on the frame and I have begun the quilting for it.
For this one I am using Glide thread in the top and Bottom Line in the bobbin, with a pantograph called Fascination by Lorien.
I want to thank Lesley G who sent a monetary donation as she is in England and it didn’t make sense to ship blocks. Thank you, Lesley, your donation paid for part of a thread order of a cone of King Tut thread and a cone of Bottom Line bobbin thread.
Brenda B sent a full size flimsy as well, so I’ll have another one ready to load when I finish Toni’s up this week.
I got an email last week from a longarm quilter, Sylvia in Mississippi, who is willing to quilt a top and then bind it and ship it to Wilmington. I think I have her matched up with a group to do a quilt. If you are a longarm quilter and can provide quilting services, binding and shipping, please let me know. There may be more people that need the quilting done for tops they can make. If you need this part to finish, let me know and I will try my best to match up quilters with longarmers near each other.
What a great start! Let me thank everyone who has sent blocks so far – Kaholly, Linda B, Stephanie W, Kate S, Linda M and Mary Sue R, Donna W,
Jeanne M, Pat A, Jeane G, Nancy K, Elaina G, Mary Ann L, Dawn F, Edy J.
A special thank you to Darlene of Quilt Shop Gal who is donating this gorgeous Sunflower Garden quilt of Henry Glass fabrics to the project! She will be shipping it directly to Wilmington.
Please help get the word out for the project by sharing with your friends, letting your local guild know, and posting on your blog. We have lots of time, this project will go on for months. The charities will take any size, however I hope quilts made specifically for this project will be full size or larger, as each household can only receive one quilt, the need is too great. Traditional quilt patterns, modern quilt patterns, panels with added borders, or anything you have made would be great. See the original post for shipping addresses.
If you or your quilt group are planning to make a quilt or better yet several quilts for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project, please let me know in the comments. You do not have to make this pattern to be a part of this drive, whatever you choose would be fine. I am quite sure that some were already underway before learning of my challenge, and I’d love to know about everyone’s plans and progress. The Durham Orange County Quilters are helping out with quilts sent directly to several families they have identified through guild members. Feel free to post links to your groups, too.
Can you help spread the word? Is your guild getting involved?
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