I hope American readers all had a great Fourth of July celebration yesterday!!
There is an FREE event coming up at JP Knit & Stitch in Jamaica Plain, MA that I want my local Massachusetts readers to know about.
This coming Saturday morning, July 9 from 10:15 AM to 1:15 PM, JP Knit & Stitch is hosting an event to sew blocks for a quilt to send to Orlando. Like the Boston Modern Quilt Guild after the Boston Marathon Bombings, the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is collecting finished quilts to distribute to those affected by the recent shootings there.
The heart pattern for this quilt is Cluck Cluck Sew's Easy Heart Block. The block for this JPKS quilt has patterned fabric for the heart and any solid color background that coordinates with the heart. The hearts can be any of the sizes in the pattern. Strips of the solid border fabric are used to enlarge the unfinished block so it measures 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches square. A Fat Quarter with a Pattern and a Solid Fat Quarter will make a block. We need a total of 20 blocks for this lap sized quilt.
If you can't come that day but want to make a block, please drop one off at the shop and send me a message to let me know you made one. (If you click the first link above, you'll see a photo of two other blocks made for this quilt).
Hope to see you at JP Knit & Stitch on Saturday!!