Thank you so much to everyone who sent blocks for the QuiltCon Block Challenge!
We ended up receiving just over 375 blocks. Wow! You can see many of the blocks in the Flickr Pool now. Be sure to check back here on Monday, August 27, for the beginning of a series of posts highlighting the wonderful blocks we received. I’m in the process of selecting 20 of the blocks to use for a fundraiser quilt that will support The Modern Quilt Guild. Those 20 blocks will be announced right here, starting September 24.
As a way of giving something back to QuiltCon’s host city of Austin, Texas, we are planning to use the blocks that aren’t selected for the quilt to make quilts for each of the 46 beds at the Austin Children’s Shelter. This will be MQG’s first large-scale charity project and we look forward to both using the many beautiful blocks we received for the challenge and getting as many guilds as possible involved in the process! Participating guilds will receive a package of 7 or more blocks to expand into a 68″ X 88″ Twin bed quilt. This can be accomplished by adding blocks, adding negative space, or some combination of the two. The quilts will need to be machine quilted, bound, washed, and shipped to Austin in advance of QuiltCon. MQG will also be interested in hearing about each guild’s process and will feature the completed quilts in a series of blog posts in Spring 2013.
If this sounds like a project your guild might be interested in, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.