Saturday, March 19, 2011

Let's Make A QUILT!!!

Have you wondered how you might help Japan?
I Have too.
I want to make a quilt...
AND...
I'd like YOU to help me!!!

Group projects are always MORE FUN!!!

Quilter's Newsletter is partnering with
Patchwork Tsushin.
They are collecting quilts of any size
until April 30th.

I'd love to work together with
YOU
and make a quilt!!!

Let's DO IT!!


Make two of these four patches
using 2 1/2" squares.
Use Two DARKS and Two Light or Mediums
for each four patch!!!

These squares measure 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"when you're done.

Add Two CREAM squares 4 1/2" x 4 1/2".

Your block should measure 8 1/2" x 8 1/2".

Ta DAH!!!

Sign your name with state/country if you like on the front.


Here are some DARK samples I thought would work...
Just to give you an idea of what I was thinking.
Anything goes if it kind of goes with this!!!
It will be a
SCRAPPY.
BEAUTIFUL.
WONDERFUL.
QUILT!!!

Making ONE block is a cinch. Right??
Let me know you'll help.
Leave a comment and I'll send you my address!!

I can't wait to make this quilt and put all this love together!!!

DUE DATE for your block...
TWO WEEKS!!!
April 4, 2011!!!

That probably means you should go make it right now.
:0

Remember: It's National quilting day today!
What a GOOD Day to donate a quilt block!!!

Make sure I can REPLY to your comment with my address!!
Are you a NO REPLY commentor???
Include your email address in your comment
and you can.....
Read this if you're not sure!!!

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UPDATE!!!!
I have received an overwhelming response to my request!
I'm a little worried about having
TOO MANY QUILTS TO MAKE
before the deadline
established by Quilter's newsletter.

IF you still want to comment and send blocks you MAY
but....
I want you to know that I may not
be able to get ALL of them in
this time!I plan to keep receiving blocks and use them
for a FUTURE quilting opportunity!!!
An opportunity to
GIVE to others.

If you're o.k. with that...
then go ahead and comment and
I'll send you my address!

I am so impressed with this quilting community!!
I am so happy I live in this neighborhood!!!
I'm feeling the love........and so will JAPAN!!!
You're the best!!!!

101 comments:

  1. I would like to help by making a block--I am in Canada--can I participate?

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  2. Debbie: Of course!!! But you're a no-reply blogger and I can't email you back with my address. Leave your email address in comment section if you are set up as no-reply!

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  3. Count me in, Beth, for at least one, maybe more.

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  4. I bring some by next week Beth. I might have some already.

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  5. I would love to send you a couple of blocks! I'll get to work on those tomorrow! Great idea.

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  6. I just saw this over at Quiltville - would certainly like to participate and blocks are quicker than a quilt - count me in.

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  7. You can count on me - and I'll mention it in my Surfin' Sunday post so you may get some more participants from that!!! Great idea!!

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  8. I've got the squares lined up to sew one tomorrow. I should be able to mail it on Monday.

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  10. You're amazing Beth! I have your address and will send some blocks asap.
    Happy Sewing

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  11. I'm so glad i got to comment right after Kim ^^

    my comment would have been pretty much the same as hers...

    i, too have your address!!

    xoxox
    eva

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  12. I jumped right up and made a block! I thought it might be too red, so I made another one with orange. I'll send both!

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  13. Fantastic way to help Beth....I have posted about what you are doing on my blog...hugs Khris

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  14. Done...
    blogged here:
    http://veev-patchesquilltings.blogspot.com/

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  15. I'll make a couple. dhall48711@aol.com

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  16. Thanks Beth, I'll get on to it straight away. Ros

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  17. Thank you Beth for doing this. I found your post through Bonnie...I'd love to make a block or 2...I'll get them in the mail in the morning.

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  18. I can make a few this coming week. So send me your snail mail... Thanks

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  19. What a fantastic idea! I will make a couple blocks today, so please send me your mailing address.

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  20. Count me in.

    Send me your address. Great idea!

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  21. I, too, shall make a block or 2 for this cause.

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  22. I would be honored to make a block or two for this worthwhile project!

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  23. Good morning, Beth!

    If you would be so kind as to send me your address, I will send you a couple of blocks this week!

    Thanks for taking this project on!

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  24. Hi Beth - I found you from Sarah's Confessions of a Fabric Addict's blog and I would love to contribute some blocks to you!

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  25. Yay Beth! I'd love to make some blocks!

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  26. I am glad to help.
    Found you through Sarah.
    dfamily@att.net

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  27. I would to help by making a block or two, thanks for putting it together. send address to bredf331@comcast.net

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  28. I would be happy to make at least one. Please tell me where to send it.
    Joanne
    jmjohnston13820@gmail.com

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  29. I will make one or two today. So glad to be able to participate! Please send your address to me at
    miscellayneous@sbcglobal.net

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  30. I just made 3. Where should I send them to?

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  31. I would love to help just send address to davidson.sandra0@gmail.com. The o after sandra is a zero 0. Sandra

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  32. I have one all made...if you send me your address, I will put it in the mail! :o)

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  33. I will make one or two or even more. Bev
    bversteegh@mchsi.com

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  34. Hi Beth, Saw your comment on Bonnie's blog entry. I made 5 this morning. Send me your address and I'll put them in the mail in the morning.

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  35. I will be glad to send a block. Think I will start now.
    Linda

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  36. You're amazing. I'll make my blocks this afternoon!

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  37. I'll send some and am recruiting the gals from my Friday night "quilt 'til you wilt group". I wanted to do something but didn't think I had time to make a whole quilt. This is the next best thing. Thanks for thinking of it and putting all the blocks together!

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  38. Beth,

    what a super idea. please let me know where to mail the blocks. I'm hoping some of my friends will make some as well.

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  39. I have two ready to put in the mail. Just need your address:) Great idea!

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  40. I'm thinking about making a baby quilt myself. But your idea is great especially for folks who can't make a whole quilt in time

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  41. I am making some blocks for you so could you please email me your address.
    Thanks, Ann
    gr8dmbfan@hotmail.com

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  42. I'll be happy to make a couple of blocks. Let me know where to send them!
    Thank you for doing this!!

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  43. I would love to help and make a couple of blocks too.

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  44. Count me in! I'm pulling as I type (are I multi-faceted?). You are a good woman!

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  45. I will definitely help out. I've already got fabric pulled aside. :)

    Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  46. I would like to help. But I am not going to promise. EVERY spare sewing moment right now is to get a special charity quilt that I have to have done by April 1st. I am going to try to help you though. One block (or two or three) isn't much. I wish I had read this before this morning when I took 3 hours to sew. First time that has happened in over a year. I could have worked on these. I am sorry. :(

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  47. I'd like to join in, and THX for coordinating this effort! May I have your mailing address.

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  48. I would like to help too and I would be able to make a couple of blocks. Wonderful Idea!

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  49. I would love to do one or two to help!! Please let me know and I will have them out by the end of the week!! Blessings!!

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  50. I'll make some ! not sure how many ; will see how time goes ! Thanks for doing this ; you're a GREAT person !!!!! thanks !

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  51. I would be able to make a block for you. Waiting for your address.
    Betty
    bgk44 @ msn.com

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  52. Would love to join just need to know where to send them!!!

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  53. Beth, what a great idea. I would love to make a block or 2 to help. Send address to dstorjohann@gmail.com. Thanks for letting us help!!

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  54. I'd like to make a couple blocks too! Do you still want more?

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  55. Hi Beth, I'm in! I'll make it ASAP to be sure it gets to you from Canada in time. Great idea!!

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  56. Fantastic idea - thank-you so much for doing this.
    I am making some blocks.
    Please send me your address.♥

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  57. Me too! Good idea and easy and fast.

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  58. Beth, what a wonderful idea. And how generous of your time. I have 2 blocks made. Please send me your address. If you need more let me know. Hugs

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  59. I would love to make a few blocks for you.
    Please send me your address.
    just in case here is my email
    hadacres at comcast.net
    I don't think I am a no-reply, but not positive.

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  60. Beth, so much for reading carefully. I made 7 blocks using dark 4 1/2" blocks instead of cream. Off to make more now. Guess I'm living up to my tag.

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  61. I have a block already made! What a great idea :)

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  62. I'm in too! Just send me the address where my blocks should go! Have plenty of 2.5 inch scraps that can be put to a good use.

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  63. Hello, I'm in Iceland, would you be interested in blocks from me? I would love to participate.

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  64. Beth, please send me your address. I am happy to make soem blocks. Thanks for taking this on.

    julie

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  65. I would love to make some blocks to include in a quilt.
    Angie
    www.threadcatcher.blogspot.com

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  66. I would like to make some, too-- I don't have a blog, but my email is
    ljmmc@comcast.net

    Janet

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  67. ••• I think I can squeeze in a block or two. Please send me your address.

    Jayardi@wi.rr.com

    Ask me about The Great MDA Quilt Raffle: http://tomrussellquilts.wordpress.com/

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  68. would love to send you blocks
    please send me your address Sallieim@comcast.net

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  69. Of course I will make some blocks, this is a great idea. Bonniesline at aol dot com in case it doesn't show up.

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  70. Alrightie! I just finished my 2 blocks, ironed,trimmed,signed, ready to go...just need the address! :) gregc2 at juno dot com if it doesn't show up. Nancy

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  71. I'm just finishing up some blocks - just have to sew the 4-patches to the cream squares.

    I need your address again Beth!

    Thanks for organizing & pulling it all together.

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  72. I wish to help with blocks for Japan and just need your address, thank you.
    Elaine

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  73. I would love to do this! twilightspirit@gmail.com

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  74. Okay, I am sure I can manage to make a block...and rather quickly! Looks like you have tons already helping. Hope it isn't too late to join in.

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  75. I obviously have a no reply and I am not sure how to change that so my e-mail is Ljewett@aos93.org

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  76. I would love to make a few blocks! linbails@me.com

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  77. I'd like to make a block too! Thanks!

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  78. I'll do my best! Please send address~thanks! and thanks for doing this.

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  79. Do you want any color scheme? as long as it is dark and light?

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  80. That is such a wonderful thing you are doing please include me, I will try to make a couple. Send to tkdmom@tfb.com
    Thanks,
    Arlene

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  81. Beth, Where do we send completed blocks?

    Linda Miller
    linda.louise.miller@gmail.comm

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  82. I would love to help! Holler of you need more blocks!

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  83. What a great idea! I will send you some blocks for sure!

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  84. I would love to help...send me your address and I will mail blocks before the weekend!

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  85. I made two quilt blocks. I hope you can use them. Please email me your address so I can send them your way. Thanks.
    Jen

    jenhorsmon@gmail.com

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  86. wow, you are getting lots of offers. I want to make a couple for you also if you still need them. Good for you for organizing this!

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  87. I've got a couple ready to go - please send an address. Yay for you, Beth, for offering to put this together!

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  88. I have two blocks to put in the mail to you. I think I still have your address from the Neighborhood project, but could you send it again, just in case? Thanks for coordinating this - you are a gem! I've been wanting to help, but feeling overwhelmed by the vastness of the disaster and my puny ability to help. This is a good first step for me.

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  89. I think you are going to have enough for several quilts but I will send a block if you still want them.

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  90. Love to pitch in please send my your address so I can mail my squares off to you.
    smic252@yahoo.com

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  91. count me in....casey@newenglandprimitives.com

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  92. Saw that your responses to this project were overwhelming. If you'd still like some blocks I'd need your address.
    Thank you,
    Tina
    ttr3@earthlink.net

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  93. What a fantastic response! This is a super easy block too. Hope you have some helpers in putting the quilts together... you're wonderful for organising this - can't be easy. I'll be thinking of you and contributing in a different way locally... when we work together we really can make a difference!
    (Perth, Western Australia)

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  94. I'll be making blocks today and mailing tomorrow!

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  95. I'd like to send 2 if it's not too late. May I have your mailing address. THX

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