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Always remember...

The COVID-19 global pandemic has forever changed the face and heart of our EARTH.  Without discrimination, COVID has destroyed millions of lives and livelihoods.Quilters around the world have rushed into action to construct face masks, gowns, caps and other protective gear. At a time when we want to gather together, we are encouraged (and sometimes ordered) to stay apart.





One year from now, five years from now, one generation from now, how will you remember COVID?  What stories will you tell your children, grandchildren?  



 


Join Us -- and Join Other Quilters Across America


Remember, back in the day, we met friends and kept friends as pen pals.  We communicated by writing letters, telling of our daily activities, sharing secrets and securing life-long friends.

During this pandemic, we are fortunate enough to be able to communicate through cell phone and internet technologies, but there is still a place for good old-fashioned pen pals.

While you construct your COVID FRIENDS quilt, you will sending and receiving fabric scraps from quilters across America.  Share your COVID story with your new quilting friends.  Meet your new pen pals online during (optional) ZOOM quilt alongs.  Who knows, maybe someday soon, you will have the opportunity to meet up with your quilting pen pals at a quilt show or festival.  And maybe, just maybe, your COVID FRIENDS quilt will be hanging in the show.


 


 

Introducing COVID Friends Quilt



Dig into your stash and be prepared to exchange fabric with (up to) 80 quilting friends.  For each exchange, you will provide: 
     (1) 2-1/2"x20" strip
     (1) 1-1/2"x20" strip
Your total fabric outlay will be less than 4-1/2 yards -- but don't forget that you will also have to plan for postage costs to send ONE flat rate envelope with your fabric strips to Stitchin' Tree.

Download this form for the FABRIC EXCHANGE



For your own quilt, you will need to add 
     (8-9) yards background fabric
          your choice: white, off white, cream, gray,
          black, or any color you choose
     (2-3) yards coordinating fabrics

We're happy to help if you need assistance with your fabric selection.










 




Choose Quilting Pen Pals with YOUR Fabric Preference

Bright and Cheery Cotton
Blenders & Prints

$40
Bright & Cheery Batiks

$40
Deep & Rich Cotton
Blenders & Prints
$40
Deep & Rich Cotton Batiks

$40

 

Red,
Orange, Yellow, Green,
Blue,
Violet,
Turquoise


Red,
Orange,
Yellow. Green,
Blue, Violet,
Turquoise

Red, 
Pumpkin,
Gold,
Green,
Blue,
Violet,
Teal

Red, 
Pumpkin
Gold,  
Green, 
Blue, Violet,
Teal

Click here to sign up today!

 The enrollment window will remain open throughout this quilt along. 

Quilters are welcome to join the Quilt Along at any time between April 1, 2020 and November 1, 2020.  The cost is $40 to participate and includes all of the patterns.  At the end of the quilt along, the complete pattern series will be available to those who did not participate or follow along in the quilt along. Quilters who want to purchase the pattern, without participating or following along with the quilt along, are welcome to purchase individual block patterns as they are released.

COVID Friends Individual Block Patterns


Quilt Shops are Welcome to Participate

If you are a quilt shop owner, or if you work at a quilt shop, and your shop would like to participate in this COVID19 Tribute Quilt Along, contact Teresa Coenen teresa@stitchintree.com.