Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

Develop and Encourage the Growth and Development of Modern Quilting through Education and Community Activities


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From Our Heart to Yours

We were so sad when we learned of the murders of 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016.

The president of the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild asked for “heart” blocks so  that they could make quilts for the victims, their families, and the local emergency services personnel and police.

Our member, Ana, asked members through our Community page of the MQG website if members wanted to make a quilt we could send.

We were happy to turn our sadness into a quilt for the people of Orlando directly affected by this terrible tragedy. We made blocks and Ana assembled them.

Jennie, a member and longarm specialist at Virginia Longarm, quilted it with more hearts.

We recently sent it to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild.

From our heart to yours,

pulse-quilt-2016

 

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We are making a Quilt for Pulse

WE ARE making and collecting heart blocks to create a quilt to send to the Orlando MQG. They plan to give the quilts to the family and friends of the victims of the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and to the survivors. They have a goal of 102 quilts.

Ana will assemble the quilt top, and Jennie will quilt it.

What you need to know:

–Any size heart is fine. We prefer a 10.5″ unfinished block to make it easier to assemble.

–Any number of blocks is fine. Make as many as you can or want.

–We prefer a light background — low volume, light gray, or white on white.

–The hearts should be in rainbow colors — prints or solids.

–Ana will make it work.Quilt for Pulse

Here is a heart block pattern you might want to use:

Cluck Cluck Sew Hearts

The Modern Quilt Guild also has a post with links to other heart blocks.

DELIVER BLOCKS TO

QUILTING ADVENTURES BY Sunday, JULY 10.

Any questions, contact us at cvaMQG@gmail.com