Many of my regular readers know that my blogging friend Carole Carter / From My Carolina Home is running a “block drive” for construction of Carolina Hurricane Quilts.
If you go to her blog post today, Carolina Hurricane Quilts , there is information about the number of blocks she needs, and the shipping address. She has a pattern available in a PDF that she would like you to use, and discusses color/contrast/neutrals. When you finish reading my post, pop over and visit Carole’s post.
Carole has also issued a challenge to groups and guilds and individuals in her post today. She is asking groups, guilds and individuals to consider making an entire quilt, and sending them directly to the distribution address she listed.
The need is vast, and knowing quilters, the response will be great.
My friends from Ocean Waves Quilt Guild, Lewes DE who are part of the Queen Bees got together at our October bee gathering, and we made a lot of blocks. I had more “ready to make” than I could possibly sew at that bee, and off and on over the last 2 weeks I have completed over 30 blocks. Carole asked since we had so many, could we assemble our blocks into a top. I am waiting on some promised blocks to come to me next week, then I will put those blocks together, and send a top to Carole.
Queen Bees blocks on the design wall
So quilters – here is the challenge — Can you make a few blocks using your scrap fabrics? If so, then sew! And mail to Carole!
I posted about this project in late September and I know that others have already got blocks ready to mail! Go to Caroles blog for the address!
Can you get together with a small group of friends and make a whole quilt? There is a huge need. For more details please go Read Caroles Blog Post .
She has names of quilt shops in North Carolina who are drop off points, and also addresses for the shipping of completed quilts. There are so many ways to help, and knowing my readers, there will be more quilts in the mail and blocks on the way soon!
Thanks, Mary!! The more finished quilts we can ship to Wilmington the better!! I have a feeling I will have plenty of blocks, and I am hoping more guilds can chip in to support getting them quilted, finished and mailed.
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Getting close to 30 blocks made. Difficult with working. But have enjoyed the challenge. Thank you for letting us know all the particulars. When are you coming out to California next?
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Wow Mona!!! You are really purging those scraps!! 🙂 Glad you are enjoying the challenge. Get them in the mail soon! No future travel plans to California, but have 3 Caribbean Cruises this winter…and the hubby gets to go on ONE…. Happy Sewing and thanks for participating.