Sunday, February 15, 2009

Alycia's QOV Goal - 400 Quilts

Are you following Alycia's quest to donate 400 Quilts of Valor in May 2009? She works with students to make these quilts and with this ambitious goal this year has been getting help from HeartStrings members and many other quilters.

She recently spoke to a group and her project was mentioned in the local paper.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Australia - helping out

There are plenty of ways to help those affected by the bush fires in Victoria but we're quilters right? So lets make some blocks.

Jan Mac is a HeartStrings member who will be collecting quilt as you go string blocks for assembling and donating. She's posted a tutorial on her site if you'd like to help her out and send some blocks.

I've got strings -- I've got batting leftovers -- I'm going to make some to send.

You can contact Jan Mac at

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Do you want to attend a Sew-in?

The MN/WI group has been getting together since our first year and now more groups are starting to coordinate Sew-ins in their area. Here are the current ones scheduled. For more information email the contact person or Mary at

March 21st -- Las Vegas -- The Las Vegas Quilters will be working on some HeartStrings projects during their sew-in and welcome other members. They will be sewing for St. Judes Ranch new group home for unwed mothers -- contact Tonie at

April 25th - Virginia is hosting at Hope Christian Church in Shoreview, MN.

May 2nd - Jay and Julia are hosting in Fremont, Nebraska. Contact Jay at

June 27 - Cindy & Mary H are coordinating in Seattle, Washington. Contact Mary H at

August 22 - Kathy & Rhonda are hosting in Roberts, WI

SF Bay Area (Date TBA) - contact Cynthia H. at if you'd like to participate