Thursday, September 27, 2012

QuiltCon Charity Project

You may have heard of a little convention coming up in 2013...

Some of you may even be jealous! 

All of us though can participate in a charity project.

Maybe you have been seeing the gorgeous blocks sent in to the QuiltCon Block Challenge...if not go here and here and start drooling.  There are some amazing blocks and we, EMQG, will get to work with some of them!

Some like this... 

QuiltCon Block Challenge: Graphic Stripes and Angles

 ...or like this...
QuiltCon Block Challenge: Starbursts

I have signed us up and blocks are heading our way as I type. 

"As a way of giving something back to QuiltCon’s host city of Austin, Texas, we’re going to use the blocks that aren’t selected for the raffle quilt to make quilts for each of the 46 beds at the Austin Children’s Shelter. This will be MQG’s first large-scale charity project and we look forward to both using the many beautiful blocks we received for the challenge and getting as many guilds as possible involved in the process! Participating guilds will receive a package of 7 or more blocks (much like the groups of blocks being shown in these blog posts) to expand into a 68″ X 88″ Twin bed quilt. This can be accomplished by adding blocks, adding negative space, or some combination of the two. The quilts will need to be machine quilted, bound, washed, and shipped to Austin in advance of QuiltCon. MQG will also be interested in hearing about each guild’s process and will feature the completed quilts in a series of blog posts in Spring 2013."

Our blocks should arrive some time in October...maybe in time for our in-town sewing retreat coming up 10/27 & 28 at OSR.  Won't this be a fun project?  I think so! 

These colors are amazing! 

We will need some donations to finish off the quilt:

Batting, backing, binding (fabric and stitching)for sure.  The front can be discussed when we get the blocks and make a plan. 
Will we add more blocks?  Just sash them?  It all depends on how many we receive and the size. 

Though if you feel inspired after looking at these pix feel free to make a block using the QuiltCon colorway. 

I will keep you posted...until then Happy Sewing!