Many quilters don’t have the time, energy, or funds to make an entire quilt and just give it away. Some are beginners who don’t have the confidence yet to take that step. Others want a fun, easy, and quick project to do. We have an answer – a Block Party!
We use 2 main sizes for our quilts – 9.5″ and 12.5″ unfinished blocks. Each month, the Block Party Hostess posts a different block pattern along with links to the templates and videos (if possible). The completed blocks are sent to the Project Coordinator who then uses them for emergency quilts, filling in open spots on request quilts – pretty much anywhere a quick helping hand is needed. We suggested that our quilters do 5 blocks, but any amount is always appreciated. One of the quilters loved the April block design so much she made an entire quilt for herself out of it.
Our parties have included:
- October 2016 – Hearts
- September 2016 – Card Trick
- August 2016 – Starflower
- April 2016 – Friendship Star
- March 2016 – Maple Leaf Block