Friday, July 15, 2016

#QuiltsforPeace and #OperationComfort

We wanted to update you on a call to action we have been answering in response to the Dallas shooting.  Two very worthy drives have been started started to support the families of the fallen police officers and the police officers who are living with the tragedies of the event. Here are some ways to help out:

The Dallas Modern Quilt Guild along with the Fort Worth and McKinney Modern Quilt Guilds are collecting heart blocks for the #quiltsforpeace campaign.  See Instagram for more information here.  

We are collecting 10.5' (unfinished) quilt blocks of blue hearts with white backgrounds to make 50X60" quilts. These are similar to the rainbow blocks as we are still collecting for the #quiltsforpulse campaign and the tutorial can be found here.  Even if you have time to make just one heart it would be a huge help to the effort! You can drop your block(s) off at Stitched with Love or the FW MQG is accepting them in person (M-T 8:30AM-6:30PM) or by mail: Ann Revard C/O University Counseling Center, 1533 Merrimac Circle, Suite 101, Fort Worth, 76107

If you have the time and would like to sew with others, there are 3 Sew-In’s scheduled:
1. July 17th1-5pm at Dallas Downtown Library, 5th Floor in the Hamon Room. 1515 Young St, Dallas 75201
2. July 24th, 10am - ? at Urban Spools in Dallas.  Casa Linda Plaza, 1152 N. Buckner Blvd #121, Dallas 75218
3. July 30th, 10am-5pm at Sew Fabricated in Pantego / Arlington.  2899 W. Pioneer Parkway, Pantego 76013

You can also join McKMQG at our 5th Friday Community Sew Day on July 29th for 6:30 PM-9:00 PM at Stitched with Love. The evening plan will be to assemble the #quiltsforpulse and #quiltsforpeace blocks which have been generously donated.

If you cannot attend any of these events but want to contribute we will also need people to quilt and bind these creations!  Please contact us via our Facebook page & our Charity Quilts coordinator will get in touch.  

Operation Comfort is collecting quilts to be donated to the first-responders in our community.  Lynn explained it best on her Stitched with Love blog:  “It started with a simple phone call that has spread nation-wide.  We are gathering quilts to be given to those that have that special calling and took the oath to serve and protect.  Those especially that were targeted last Thursday in Dallas.  We are hoping to deliver the quilts the first week of August - so there is an urgency to the mission.  There are several drop off locations around the country, or you can send your quilt to us here at Stitched with Love, 500 N. Custer Rd. Ste 110, McKinney, TX  75071.  We also have an email set up - for questions. To go to the official Facebook site, click here.  We would love it if you could help reach our goal.”  Lynn is sponsoring Sew-In Days for Operation Comfort July 12-25 from 10-4 at Stitched with Love in McKinney, TX.    

We understand life is busy for everyone so any little thing you can do to help out would be wonderful. If you have any questions or wish to volunteer for the quilting or binding of the quilts please feel free to contact us via our Facebook page and our Charity Quilts coordinator will get in touch!

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