I was curious how many blocks had been received by Sue (in the US) from project members so I asked her for an update.
It's nearly impossible to count all the quilts in progress but Sue has received 660 blocks and another 144 were sent directly from one member to another for a total of 804 blocks.
She has pieced 4 tops and sent them out to volunteer quilters and mailed out 7 block sets to volunteers who will complete quilts and donate them locally.
Sue reports she has a partial set of bright 's ready to send on Monday to Deanna and has 59 Red,White &Blue blocks in " stock " and 42 miscellaneous blocks.
In addition, we have a number of quilt tops that have been pieced by one member and passed to volunteer quilters for finishing and lots of quilts being made start to finish by individuals.
I'll let Megan update us on the number of Australian blocks but I know she's reported two tops assembled and passed on for quilting and more blocks received.
While we have a number of completed quilts that have not yet been donated, there are already 17 quilts listed in the database as having been given to our local charities or individuals in need.
I realize that with HeartStrings Project quilts being donated locally it will be a challenge to capture and document all the donations. Please take time to make sure your donations are recognized and counted by either reporting them yourself if you are a member of the Yahoo group OR emailing me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
The above represents a tremendous amount of work in the brief 3 month period since the HeartStrings Quilt Project began. Thank you all for participating.