I hope you are having a peaceful Sunday. If you have been following us on Facebook or Instagram, you may be aware of the following information. I wanted to send out this post to provide all the information in one cohesive place.
I believe we all felt the same way when we woke up Friday Morning to the news of the Dallas Police Ambush. The board immediately came up with the idea to give blue heart quilts to victims of that attack. I reached out to Dallas MQG president with this idea and she was immediately on board. So all day Friday, FWMQG and DMQG worked together to come up with the following plan:
We will be making at least 20 blue heart quilts. The blue hearts can be solid or prints, and the background should be solid white. We are using the same 10 inch (finished) heart pattern as Quilts for Pulse. The pattern is from Cluck Cluck Sew and can be found here http://cluckclucksew.com/2015/01/making-heart-blocks-in-multiple-sizes.html .
We have arranged the following four Sew Days, and encourage members of both guilds to attend one or more together:
- July 13th, 9am-8pm at Trinity UMC, 1200 W. Green Oaks, Arlington 76013. It is located on the corner of Green Oaks and Pioneer Parkway. From 1-30, exit Eastchase Parkway, which turns into Green Oaks. From I-20, exit Green Oaks.
- July 17th, 1-5pm at Dallas Downtown Library, 5th Floor in the Hamon Room. 1515 Young St, Dallas 75201
- July 24th, 10am – ? at Urban Spools in Dallas. Casa Linda Plaza, 1152 N. Buckner Blvd #121, Dallas 75218
- July 30th, 10am-5pm at Sew Fabricated in Pantego / Arlington. 2899 W. Pioneer Parkway, Pantego 76013
If you can’t make these sew dates and want to make blocks at home you can bring them to our guild meeting, our Fire Station Sewcial on July 25th, or mail them to:
C/O University Counseling Center
1533 Merrimac Circle, Suite 101
Fort Worth, 76107
You can also drop them off at the above address Monday – Thursday 830am-630pm.
I highly encourage you to make one of the sew days as we collaborate with DMQG to show our support to Dallas. Don’t forget to hashtag your blue hearts on social media, #quiltsforpeace. Please keep in mind that we need backing, batting and binding material as well as people willing to quilt and bind these quilts. We are also still collecting rainbow hearts for #quiltsforpulse.
I look forward to seeing you all at our July 21st meeting with our guest Jacquie Gering.