Thursday, February 20, 2020

Blocks for Wollongong (Australia) MQG

Following the raging bush fires in Australia that covered more than 10 million hectares (that's more than 24 million acres), quilters there put out a call for quilt blocks to be made into quilts for those who have suffered as a result. Blocks will be turned into quilts by members of the Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild, and given to victims, families of victims, and firefighters. 

Thanks to an initiative led by our member, Becky, 16 tree blocks will be delivered to QuiltCon in Austin, where the MQG is collecting them to be shipped to Australia. 

Trees could be any color (not necessarily green), needed to be on a white or light gray background; and be larger than 12-1/2" square.

Bette M. @quiltlady1 made these blocks.

Jane @gonequiltinginflorida made this foundation paper-pieced block.

Linda H. @flourishingpalms made these "Australia tree" blocks. This her own design that can be found as a free download and tutorial on her blog here

Becky made these blocks using a pattern by Heather Valentine of The Sewing Loft. You can purchase the pattern here on Etsy.

Becky also collected 45 tree blocks that were made by Khaki Quilters, a chapter of Quilting Guild of The Villages!

Thank you, Becky, for leading this effort! We appreciate your generosity. 

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