admin September 4th, 2011
Okay….here’s an opportunity for you to do MULTIPLE things.
- clean out your sewing room/studio
- get some new ideas
- help a bunch of other people
- feel good about helping said other peeps
- get a chance to win more fabric….to help fill that space you cleaned out above…..
Blue Nickel Studios has joined up with Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Pat Sloan
to see how many quilts we can all put together to help with the Bumble Bean Basics Quilt Drive. I will be donating a quilt from my collection of works toward the cause and I would like to have your help in making one or more quilts as well.
And here’s how you can help. You create a 10.5” x 10.5” unfinished quilt block and send it to me here:
Scott Hansen, Blue Nickel Studios, 1315 Gohr Road, Sultan, WA 98294
I will put the blocks together into one or more quilts (48 blocks per quilt) get them quilted up and sent back to NYC for the Basics Peeps to get distributed hopefully before the worst weather shows up.
For every block you send I will put your name in a bucket to win 10 fat quarters of fabric. If I get more than 48 blocks, everyone’s names get put in another bucket for another 10 fat quarters of fabric. (okay, it may be the same bucket, but you get the idea)
I will be posting a pattern for a special “Blue Nickel Basics” 10.5” square block that you can make and send for this event later this week….but you don’t have to wait for that….just start sewing your favorite 10.5” unfinished block now, or you can use those lost and forgotten blocks sitting in your sewing basket. If they aren’t quite 10.5” square, add a border to them or something, put your name on it, and slap it in the mail to me. Or you can wait for my “special” block that I will get posted here hopefully by Friday the 9th.
So let’s see how we can help the many homeless peeps in NYC and you get a chance to win some free new fabrics for your stash! I will take pictures and post them on my blog as we go along on this project. Drawing will be held on September 30th and winner announced then….so go get sewing!!
Or you can make your own quilt and send it straight to them to help….Here are some tutorials that Victoria has gathered together for you….or you could also work up one of my many free patterns too….
If you already have a finished quilt that can be sent….send it to:
Basic Housing, Inc.
Attn: Robert Gonzalez / BBINC
540 East 180th Street,
Bronx, NY 10457
Please include your
and the value of the materials you used.
Quilt Questions please contact:
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
And if you don’t want to help out on this cause because you are already helping out locally with many causes near you? Awesome!! Thanks for giving back to our world….