It's not too late to join us on the COVID Friends Tribute Quilt
We're releasing the patterns for 9-Patch units and the pattern previews for Row 1 + an alternate block today, but it's not too late to join us. The quilt along begins August 17.
For those of you who have already registered, we have 5 patterns for you to download. The pattern for 9-Patch units is complete with a story and reflection space. The pattern previews for Row 1 contain block patterns only. The stories and reflection space will be added to the final pattern to be released 8/16/20, the day before our first quilt along. We are releasing the pattern previews for those who are anxious and want to get going on fabric selection, cutting and maybe even piecing.
9-Patch Setting Pattern
Pattern Preview Block 1 Chinese Lantern
Pattern Preview Block 2 Pandora's Box
Pattern Preview Block 3 Big Apple
Pattern Preview Row 1 Alternate Red Cross
Pattern Preview Block Set - Self-Isolation
Click HERE for COVID BACKGROUND CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS
I've put together a short video to go over the Background cutting instructions and fabric choice. You can find it on our YouTube channel, Facebook page or the COVID Friends Facebook group.
Here is the direct link to the video: https://youtu.be/bdok_aLo3Zw
I've put together a second video to go over 9-Patch setting units, including fabric choice and directional fabric tips. You can find it on our YouTube channel, Facebook page or the COVID Friends Facebook group.
Here is the direct link to the video: https://youtu.be/-nzCFjRxBAM
Fabric Exchange in the mail this week.
The customer service queens had their hands full this week. Bright Batiks and Bright Blenders went in the mail on Tuesday. Deep Batiks and Deep Blenders will go out tonight and tomorrow.
We are offering a second round of fabric exchange for those who have gotten a late start or didn't choose to participate in the first round. The window for this second round of fabric exchange closes September 1. Dig through your stash to find fabrics to determine if you can make a minimum of (5) 4” cuts (1-1/2” + 2-1/2” strips) of each of the following:
Choose small scale prints or blenders. You can include lightly directional fabric, but avoid obvious stripes. You can choose to make your cuts from 1 fabric of the color way, or mix it up a little and choose 2-3-4 or even FIVE different fabrics of the color way. Want to get really wild? You could use ten different fabrics – five for the 1-1/2” strips and five for the 2-1/2” strips – of the color way.
Package up your strips in a Priority Mail Flat Rate envelope. Be sure to include this FABRIC EXCHANGE FORM. Send the form and strip package to Stitchin' Tree, September 15. The Stitchin' Tree customer service queens are ready to sort the strips for the exchange. We'll have your exchange pack mailed back BEFORE THE END OF SEPTEMBER.
Click HERE to download the form for your fabric exchange.
Quilt Along begins August 17
Join us online for the quilt along for the first row on August 17. We will be sharing blocks 1-2-3 and an optional block. The pattern previews have been tested and are linked on this email in case you want to get a jump start. Join us live, online via Zoom, participate in a watch party with friends, or wait for the video that will be edited and released August 19.
Here is the link to the ZOOM live for August 17, 1:00 pm CST
Simply click the link, or copy and paste into your web browser.
Take a Peek
Take a look at our Facebook post with pics from yesterday's pattern testing.
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?
Read all about our COVID Friends Quilt Along
and join quilting friends across our great nation as we complete this quilt.
The quilt design is a work in progress. As the pandemic evolves, we add optional blocks. The overall design is set, and we've created a web page that tells the stories of all of the blocks in the quilt.
Each block tells a story, check out the blocks and their stories on our COVID-19 Friends Story page.
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page
Follow us on FACEBOOK
We will host a Facebook group for COVID Friends to post pictures, comments and support for each other. The Facebook group will open June 10. You do not have to participate in the Facebook group to be part of this Quilt Along. I've sent an email to invite you to join. Again, this is not required, so do not feel obligated. Here is the direct link to the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/548098616079718/
Invite your friends to join us -- please share this email with all of your quilting friends.
They can click this link to read all about it...COVID FRIENDS TRIBUTE QUILT
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or send us an email
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