Are you ready for COVID Friends Tribute Quilt Row 3?
Monday, 10/19, we will host the quilt along for the blocks for Row 3. I can't wait to see your show and tell! If you're anxious to get started on Row 3 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 3 has TWO alternate blocks. Check out these pattern previews:
Pattern Preview Block 7 Mask Up
Pattern Preview Block 8 Oppression
Pattern Preview Block 8 New Friends
Pattern Preview Alternate Row 3 Online
Pattern Preview Alternate Row 3 I Miss You
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
Here are the videos for Row 2:
Zoom session from September 21 https://youtu.be/dkQWEtdCNhU
Block 4 Faith Forever https://youtu.be/hgvhW9c8of8
Block 5 Hero Love https://youtu.be/WQcWhHrn6Xc
Block 6 Baby Bunting https://youtu.be/JsmBb9xtdV8
Row 2 Alternate Mortar Board https://youtu.be/9ol2VlA85wI
Row 2 Alternate Big Day https://youtu.be/nOQiCkFcXzg
Quilt Along October 19
Join us online for the quilt along for the second row on October 19. We will be sharing blocks 7-8-9 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 later in the week.
Here is the link to the ZOOM live for October 19, 2020 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 3 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
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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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