We weren’t necessarily planning to do a block challenge for July but unfortunately an opportunity has presented itself. “Unfortunately” because there is a need for relief and comfort for our neighbours to the east dealing with the effects of devastating floods.
So for July, will you make Just One Slab? Read all about the details here on Cheryl Arkison‘s blog. Cheryl is coming to Vancouver for a trunk show and two workshops just after the July meeting, and we thought we could present her with the slabs that we’ve made while she’s here.
The slab technique is one Cheryl describes in her book, Sunday Morning Quilts. There are also directions in her blog post. They’re very easy and a great stash-buster!
If you’re interested in donating a quilt, here is Cheryl’s blog post linking to two Facebook groups with info. Also, Quilters Connection Magazine, a Canadian quilting magazine, is collecting finished quilts through the month of July for shipment to My Sewing Room in Calgary. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’ve got a finished quilt to donate. Note that My Sewing Room is also accepting donations of fabric scraps (cotton, flannel and batting) in support of relief efforts – all details are here. We have a few guild quilts that were awaiting donation and this is just the ticket, we think.
Thanks in advance for your generous and enthusiastic participation!