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Call for blocks - Project 70273

At our last Guild meeting, Jeanne Hewell-Chambers, writer, stitcher, storyteller and founder of The 70273 Project has introduced the Project 70273 and why she has started it. See more on her Blog, The Bare Foot Heart.
Between January 1940 and August 1941 (before the Holocaust began), 70,273 physically and mentally disabled people – men, women, teens, boys, and girls – were murdered by the Nazis. Though they never even laid eyes on the disabled person they were evaluating, the Nazi doctors read the medical files and, if from the words on the page, the person was deemed “unfit” or an “economic burden on society”, the doctor placed a red X at the bottom of the form. Three doctors were to read each medical file, and when two of them made a red X on the page, the disabled person’s fate was sealed.
I will commemorate these 70,273 voiceless, powerless people who were so callously and casually murdered by gathering 70,273 blocks of white fabric (representing innocence and the paper the doctors r…

Quirky Scrap Quilt Along Part 4 and Roll Call!

I think it is time for a check in.  Please post or respond to the email letting us all know your status in our Quilt Along.  Are you still having fun?  Is this a good pace that holds your interest but doesn't make you feel pressured or overwhelmed to keep up?  Please be honest as I promise my feelings aren't hurt if you have suggestions.  The reason I am asking is that I am already pondering the idea of another Scrappy Quilt Along as I still have a TON of scraps to use up!

So, onto this month's instructions....

We will finish up all our blocks this month.  We will make the same number of blocks as last month but there are two different ones.

First you will need to pair up all your 5 inch squares and make 32 Half Square Triangles (HST) out of them.  Leila does a great job showing you how to do it here.


I always make my HSTs a little large and trim them down since I haven't yet been able to sew them accurately otherwise.  Leila's measurements make it so you can tr…
MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Maitland, FL
ICEBREAKER

There were 52 present including 1 guest and 3 new members. Jane, our Member at Large, introduced the 3 new members, including 2 former members renewing now, and 1 guest, Paula’s mother. Then she divided everyone into 3 groups for a 5-minute Icebreaker scavenger hunt in purses and other bags, thanking everyone for not claiming someone in their group to be a “seam ripper,” since we are all that at times.
PRESIDENT