Well, the response has been incredible. Unbelieveable, actually!
We have received over 2,000 blocks from quilters all over the world! From coast to coast from Canada and the US (even Hawaii and Alaska); from the UK, Australia, Japan. This outpouring of support from all over is amazing and a testament to the quilting community.
This was much more than we originally anticipated. So, it’s a good thing that I am a member of a very supportive quilt guild! The Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild set up two sew days this summer, for members to come and help sew quilt tops together using the blocks.
Check out all of those quilt blocks… all in stacks by colour!
On Sunday, guild members worked hard all day to put together quilt tops. We also had two members of the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild make the trip out to Ottawa to join us! We estimated that we had at least 18 finished yesterday (I finished two!) with some more taken home with members to finish up.
And check out some of these awesome quilt tops that were finished yesterday! It’s pretty amazing the variety of quilts that can be made with a single quilt block!
One more thank you to all of you around the world who have contributed to this project!
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A couple special thank yous to: Katy / Lethargic Lass who kept track of all the blocks and photographed them (if you’re curious if your blocks made it here, chances are she took a photo of your package when it came in - check her Instagram account!); Julie from Owly Design who has taken care of following up with sponsors for fabric and thread and batting; Jessica @ craftycop who collected and photographed blocks from all over the USA and sent them in a large package to Ottawa; and Amber, the president of our guild who is an all-round guild leader extraordinaire! And – for all of the moral support and chats along the way! THANK YOU!