It was fun to go to the post office this week, as blocks are coming in for our Safelight Quilts. Not only blocks, but ready-to-quilt flimsies, plus two fully completed quilts!! These wonderful scrappy blocks were sent in by Joan Hannes. Thank you!
Then, ten red and white blocks arrived from Carole Leaverton.
This flimsy was given to our guild from a gentleman who wanted to find a charity for his late wife’s unfinished projects. I said I’d take it to quilt, and donate to the Safelight quilt drive. I found some fabric that will work for a backing, and I’ll also donate the batting and quilting. I plan to get it loaded on the frame after I finish a couple of repair jobs.
A big box arrived from generous donor Chris Leick. Inside was this completed quilt…
and this completed quilt….
and this flimsy, with a pretty pink floral fabric for backing. The backing is wide enough to longarm quilt, and have enough left to bind it in the same fabric. Thank you so much, Chris!!
This project is going to be ongoing for at least a few months, so if you have time to send a few blocks between now and December, we can use them. If you haven’t seen this project until now, my local guild area is making 60×84″ quilts for the beds at the Safelight Domestic Violence Shelter. We have just a dozen or so quilters, and we need 700 blocks. If you can help with making a few blocks, here’s a pdf of what we need for you to download – Safelight Quilt Blocks.
Are you working on charity projects?