Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Compassion Quilts Block Drive Schedule

 Quite a few of you have asked me if I will be doing more block drives for the Compassion Quilts I am currently working on.

The answer is YES!

My plan is to do four block drives a year.  They will be announced in March, June, September and December.   Each March will be the month that we will be making quilts for our veterans.  And once a year we will focus on blocks for kids - I am thinking that will be in September.

The current block drive is these cute blue/brown rail fence blocks made from 1.5" wide strips. I know there are still some blocks on their way but to date, I have received over 1200 blocks, lots of yardage (to use as backings, bindings and backgrounds) and 5 finished quilts!  Amazing!!

(If you want to learn more, you can read this older post.)


I hope to have the majority of these blocks by the end of January.  That will give me the month of February to finish up these quilts and to rest a bit before the next block comes along.  I also need time to prepare and rustle up backings, batting and backgrounds for the new block drive.

I so appreciate all the support I have received - it can be a bit overwhelming at times but it will be so rewarding when I get to deliver our (yes, OUR!) quilts.  I couldn't do it without you. 

I think right now I have a stack of over 20!

For those of you who would like to help but don't have the scraps or the funds for the shipping, you can still help!  I decided to use all the affiliate commissions I make on my blog to buy backings, backgrounds and battings.  So if you make any future purchases through any of the below companies, click through my site (buttons on the left) just before you make the purchase and I will make a commission.

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Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Wow, 20 quilts already and over 1200 blocks? You are going to need to rest up before the next round. It's a delight to see the generosity and caring that quilters put out.

Astrid said...

Such generosity! 1200 blocks and 20 quilts, amazing! Beautiful simple blocks in brown and blue.

Kate said...

Wow! Definitely a successful block drive for a great charity.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

That is impressive!!!! and .. when are you sleeping??? or did you give that up for 2023 haha!!!

Jeanna said...

This is so inspiring! I hope to participate one of these days after we are settled in a house and I get my fabric out of storage. In the meantime, I'm happy to do my FQS shopping through your link.

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

Amazing start!! Twenty quilts is a huge number to have when you just began this endeavor. I'm now wondering if I should sew and send more blocks your way, or is it best to let you wrap up what you have? I think I sent you 15 or 20, and they're so easy to make. I love sewing for charity so thank you, thank you for all you do and for giving us a worthwhile project to participate with. (-: Elana

Susan said...

I've tried to subscribe two different times and don't know if it ever did, as it doesn't say, doesn't go anywhere, just sits there, but I do want the newsletter. =) I'm in awe of your accomplishment on this first drive, and so pleased it worked out so well. Maybe I can do more in the future, but I'm happy to have helped a tiny bit this time.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Fabulous response to our new Compassion Quilts program, Cynthia!!

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