Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Make a Block, Make a Difference

Calling all quilters and sewers.  Let's make quilt blocks for Japanese quake/Tsunami survivors. You don't need to make an entire quilt or even be an experienced quilter, just sew together a simple log cabin block or two. A group of local quilters and I will piece the donated blocks into tops and finish the quilting and binding.

Don't know how to make a log cabin block? No worries. I've posted a tutorial here or search for tutorials on Feel free to use your own technique, too. Symmetrical, wonky, whatever - the more variety the better. I just ask that all blocks be 10.5" square (preferably a tiny bit larger so we can square them up to 10.5").

Finished blocks are due no later than April 8, 2011, so get started today! If you've never made a log cabin block before, you'll be amazed at how quickly they come together. And be sure to add a photo of your block(s) to the Log Cabins for Japan Flickr group.

Please send your block(s) to:

Attn: Log Cabins for Japan
5 West Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN  55419

I will send the finished quilts to Quilters Newsletter, who will then send them on to their friends at Patchwork Tsushin in Japan for distribution to people in need.

Thanks for your participation. And a big thanks to Sewtropolis in Minneapolis for their partnership on this project. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Best wishes,

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