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Just One Star Project – United Notions/Moda Fabrics

Have you seen the Just One Star project yet?  Moda Fabrics and United Notions have joined forces to donate 100 quilts to the Semper Fi Fund for our soldiers.  Their goal requires 1800 blocks to finish the project. The deadline to send a block is May 1, 2011!  They want to have all the quilts pieced and quilted for flag day June 14, 2011. Block Pattern and Instructions PDF – also includes address on where to send your block.  Make sure your block is sent UNTRIMMED and not squared – they will be trimming and squaring all blocks at their facility.  One less step for you to do! Nonnie from Nonnie’s quilting dreams sent out an...
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Charity Quilting

Listening to an episode of the Off Kilter Quilt I heard about the Downey Quilts for Kids program. Kit comes with pattern and fabric If you request a kit from them they will send you the fabric for the quilt top and the backing free of charge. You supply the batting and if you wish to bind it using traditional binding methods, the binding as well. Then you send it back! They expect each kit to be sent back within 4-6 weeks of receiving it so don’t order one and let it sit on your shelf if you don’t have time right now. I’m going to do one after I get my Christmas gifts squared away....
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The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative

World Series Quilt Challenge is going on!  If you haven’t heard of the AAQI (The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative), it’s ok.  I’d only heard whispers of it here and there but it seems to be a thing that most quilters know about and have contributed to.  For regular quilters the submitted quilt must be 9 x 12″ or smaller. For the World Series each person submitted a quilt that was 16″ x 16″.  It is amazing the amount of detail they were able to get.  Take a look at the slideshow.  (That first quilt is so intricate!  And I love Ricky Tims quilt) I think I’m going to sketch out some sort of design and do...
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