Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Orlando's request

Ladies  can we make some blocks? We don't have any 'heart, rainbow or otherwise, on hand, but maybe make some blocks. Wanna get together at my house?

Okay, so today's 'impromptu workshop' was initiated by Kathy, who has sewing machines in the hospital- ones actually being operated on to transfer 'organs' to be used in the other,,, so I brought my machine to her house so we could work on quilt tops for the Orlando Quilt guild.

They were requesting rainbow heart quilt blocks to either put together, or send them a top already created (which we will send two of them down), They are to be given to the 49 families of those killed in the Pulse nightclub and the 53 injured patrons that are recuperating,. Here is some photos of the day.

Here are some of the photos from today...
Kathy making more heart blocks

Original design-needs more

Adding Nancy's four rainbow blocks

Final quilt top finished.

First Monochrome quilt ("Raspberry Red HS" aka "Red Quartz")
 This monochrome quilt's color was chosen in January.
Kathy's Rectangle Cutie!

" Leftover Ratatouille" by Kathy

Kathy's "Farmer's Market"

Cute Pea fabric

Back of "Farmer's Market" quilt

Kathy's Farmer's Market" quilt. Notice the stalls and pathways to go between stalls.

Finally finished the last top to be sent to Orlando Quilt Guild. It's so different from the first one, which seems apropos, since we're all different.
Framed the center group in black in honor of the deceased, but made it  small width so the focus is on comfort, not sadness.

Here is the message we sent with them...
"Our quilting group, Peace by Piece Quilters of Manchester, CT saw your plea for quilts and while we only have approx. 10-12 members (and don't meet in the summer) we had some who could put together 2 quilt tops- one is 50x60" and the other is 60x70". We can send some binding (various rainbow colors) to use to bind these when you can put them into finished quilts. We hope that this can help comfort some of those affected by the tragedy. These tops will be blessed during our Sunday service tomorrow. Please know our hearts and prayers are with you all."

I also sent almost 19yds of rainbow binding!

Thank you Kathy for the house. table space, iron and company and ALL those blocks that were made prior to us showing up, Thanks to Marilyn who gave great advice of the placement of our blocks (moral support is always good. Nice job ladies!