Tuesday's Tips and Tricks: Tutorials to Help

Let's talk tutorials.  Did you know the OrlandoMQG has a Pinterest board full of links to tutorials?!  If you aren't already following us on Pinterest be sure to click here to see our boards and to follow.

Here are a few recent tutorials that have peeked my interest:

HappySewLucky's Love flag tutorial
Happy Sew Lucky's Peace Hexie pattern
This post on the VancouverMQG's website has links to two free pattern downloads as well as links to other heart related tutorials.

Quilters are generous by nature and the online quilting community doesn't hesitate to answer a call for help.  Right now I am aware of two projects currently asking for help from quilters for Bostonians.  Below is some information with links if you'd like to contribute your quilty skills.


First is the "To Boston With Love" effort spearheaded by the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild to collect flags to string in a public exhibit to show feelings of love, peace and healing.  Please note the deadline of the flags to be received in Boston has been moved up to May 21st.  More information about the date change can be found on Amy's blog.

Quilts for Boston

Second is the "Quilts for Boston" campaign organized by the BostonMQG to collect quilt blocks for assembling into quilts for those in need of comfort.   They are requesting blocks 12.5" tall and any width (similar to the QuiltCon block challenge) in the colors of blue, yellow, gray and white.  The deadline for the receipt of these blocks is May 24th.

All information regarding these two projects can be found in the links referenced above.  Additionally, there are Flickr groups already overflowing with pictures of flags and blocks made for inspiration.