Community Quilt 2022
To be donated to the People’s Pantry Food Recovery Society which supports the Tri-Cities area for a fund-raising raffle.
The People’s Pantry Food Recovery Society | Coquitlam – The People’s Pantry Food Recovery Society seeks to build a bridge between businesses that struggle with food waste and vulnerable populations that struggle with food accessibility. Target populations include: the elderly, single moms and homeless youth. (thepeoplespantry.ca)
Please read this entire email so you are aware of all the requests related to this project.
You are invited to participate in the creation of our 2022 Community Quilt by volunteering to complete any of the following tasks. Starting at the September general meeting Gail Ryan will bring pre-cut fabric pieces for members to select to complete Autumn Leaf blocks. At our May 2022 General Meeting Kevin Williams from Dragonfly Quilting surprised us with a generous donation of 10 meters of fabric. We chose a selection of coordinating fabrics in a fall color scheme. Members willing to make blocks are asked to choose eight 4 ½” precut strips per block provided at the general meeting and then add their own white fabric for the block background plus purple for one leaf and brown for the stem.
The block size is 10 ½” square unfinished.
The white fabric must be solid white or tone on tone – not cream or beige and no prints.
The purple fabric must be solid purple or tone on tone – no prints.
The brown fabric for the stem must be solid brown or tone on tone – no prints.
Use only blending color thread such as grey, beige or white.
Please sew accurate ¼” seams, seams pressed to the side, block must measure 10 ½ ”X 10 ½” unfinished.
The pattern for the Autumn Leaf block we are using is from Riley Blake Designs as per the following attachment…
Completed blocks must be returned at the October or November 2022 general meetings.
Gail will use some of the fabric also donated by Kevin to complete and sew the sashing.
Longarm Quilting the 3 layers
A volunteer is needed to complete the longarm quilting of the 3 layers.
The guild will provide the binding fabric for the finished quilt, as well as the batting and backing.
Volunteer(s) are needed to sew the binding onto the quilt.
Below is a picture of a sample of the quilt block I created for your reference and below the block sample I’ve included a copy of a completed quilt which provided me with the inspiration, including one leaf per block in purple for a bit of whimsy. The completed quilt is made of blocks slightly different from our pattern but I thought you would appreciate the visual.