COVID Friends Tribute Quilt Pattern Preview - Row 2
Are you ready for COVID Friends Tribute Quilt Row 2?
Monday, 9/21, we will host the quilt along for the blocks for Row 2. I can't wait to see your show and tell! If you're anxious to get started on Row 2 blocks, we've attached the pattern previews below. The full patterns will be emailed to you on Sunday. What's the difference? The full patterns include a feature article on the first page and a place for your personal reflection on the last page.
The pattern previews, below, have been pattern-tested so are ready to go. During the quilt along, I will discuss fabric selection and construction tips and tricks. I will record the quilt along and post it next week. I will be making a few changes this month when I post. I will post the videos for each block SEPARATELY, allowing you to pick and choose the videos you want to watch without having to download an hour long video.
Row 2 has TWO alternate blocks for the third block. The third block features LIFE, INTERRUPTED. You can choose the block that will best reflect how your life has been interrupted by COVID -- the birth of a baby, a cancelled graduation, or revised wedding plans. Check out these pattern previews:
Pattern Preview Block 4 Faith Forever
Pattern Preview Block 6 Hero Love
Pattern Preview Block 6 Baby Bunting
Pattern Preview Alternate Row 2 Mortar Board
Pattern Preview Alternate Row 2 Big Day
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 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
Here's the video of the quilt along instructions for row 1: https://youtu.be/2JJWsmJCguM
Need a little help with the paper-pieced apple stem? Here's a quick video for that: https://youtu.be/G1T21HABg4Y
Second Fabric Exchange in the mail next week.
The customer service queens had their hands full again. We've opened a second round of fabric exchange. The bundles will be out in the mail in the next 7-10 days.
Thank you to all who have participated in the fabric exchange.
Quilt Along September 21
Join us online for the quilt along for the second row on September 21. We will be sharing blocks 4-5-6 and two optional blocks. 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 September 23.
Here is the link to the ZOOM live for September 21, 1:00 pm CST (that's Central Time Zone)
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 Row 2 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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