Our goal of 10 finished quilts to donate to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild was surpassed! Fourteen quilts were sent out last week. The OMQG initiative hopes to give 300 quilts to survivors and family members suffering after the June Pulse night club tragedy.
A strong team of piecers, quilters, binders, label attachers made the work light. Thank you to each of you! Special thanks to Jane Barnett who kindly donated so much beautiful fabric from the recently closed Quilter’s Way shop
Both rooms at Laurena’s Longarm were buzzing on Sunday, July 10 for our #QuiltsforPulse afternoon. Busy quilters had five quilt tops ready for the longarm machine, and a sixth was on the frame by the end of the afternoon. Meanwhile, cutting, sewing and pressing stations buzzed with finished blocks. The group enjoyed getting to know each other, but an undercurrent of thoughtful contemplation ran solemnly through the afternoon.
SaveJane Burnett kindly donated a wonderful selection of rainbow color fabrics which are being used in the tops, backs and bindings.
The sock in the gut last Sunday was fierce… not another mass murder hate crime. How can we help the healing?
The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild offers one way that quilters can reach out to those impacted by the tragedy at the Pulse Night Club on June 12, 2016. The call is out for bright, happy heart quilts using rainbow colors. Want to join us? We’d like to help them out with finished quilts.
The OMQG asks that the quilts be between 48 x 60 and a twin size. Laurena is purchasing white on white fabric to back 10 quilts. She will use the fabric with the blocks on the front to capture that modern esthetic.
Would you like to help us in this effort?
On Sunday July 10 from 1 to 5pm, we’ll meet to begin assembling quilts (or who knows? Maybe there will already be tops to quilt!) here at our studio in Burlington, MA. If you’d like to attend or contribute blocks, just RSVP here