As you might have seen on Instagram or our Facebook page Alissa Lapinsky the President of the Orlando MQG has put together a drive for quilt blocks or quilts to be donated to the survivors, victims families, and emergency workers that helped during the unbelievable tragedy at the Pulse club in Orlando.
We have so many members that would love to contribute and have already started making blocks. As quilters it's a way we can reach out to comfort people and a way to help when we're so far away.
The PMQG has decided to make Quilts for Pulse our charity for the Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Guild Meetup. We will be making blocks and putting tops together during our sew day at the meet up and then sending finished quilts to Alissa. Even if you wont be attending the Meetup you can contribute by bringing finished blocks to our July and August meetings!
If you have already started making blocks or organized a quilt of your own that's great!! We have already signed up as a guild so you don't have to. Bring your finished quilt to the August guild meeting and we will send it to Orlando! If you have already signed up through the MQG post you can continue that route as well what matters is Quilts for Pulse!!
Here are some guidelines deadlines and links!
Alissa is asking for 10" heart blocks in rainbow colors from the Cluck Cluck Sew's Heart tutorial if you are sending blocks to her.
If you are making a quilt you can make any heart rainbow themed quilt you would like and deliver it to our guild or send it to Alissa. She asks it not be smaller then 48" x 60" and not larger than a twin.
Alissa's post with more details http://theorlandomodernquiltguild.blogspot.com/
The MQG post with links to block tutorials and a sign up if you will be sending in your own blocks or quilt https://themodernquiltguild.wordpress.com/2016/06/14/quiltsforpulse-charity-drive-with-the-orlando-mqg/
We are looking for people to help with quilting and binding once we have tops together. Please email Pétra at our PMQG address to sign up for that.
Thank you to all that contribute!