Saturday, February 11, 2017

Orlando Modern Quilt Guild responds to Mosque Shooting in Quebec City

Sometimes we see others hurting and our heart hurts with them.  We want to do something to help the hurting and there are many ways we can help but, as quilters, we like to give people a tangible, yet beautiful symbol of our heart.  We give them quilts that have been stitched with love.

We did this after the Pulse Nightclub Shooting and it was soothing and healing for so many.  So many people helped the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild when we put a shout out for heart blocks, 23 countries and all 50 states helped us with our gesture of love.

Now the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild is in need of our support and it is time for us to pay it forward. The Canadian guild is collecting 12.5 inch house blocks in response to the Mosque shooting in Quebec City that happened at the end of January.  They are looking for brightly colored blocks and request that we don't use any fabric depicting people or animals.  You can get more details at this link.

They are asking that all blocks be turned in by March 4.  If you are interested in making a block you can contact Jodi Peterman as she has made arrangements to connect with a friend of their guild at QuiltCon.  She will need your block by Tuesday, February 21.  You can also mail blocks directly to the guild.  The address is at this link.

Feel free to use any house quilt block you would like, as long as it is 12.5 inches unfinished.  If the one you like is too small, just add borders until it is the right size. There are a few suggested links on the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild website and here are a few more.

This is a great way to use of some scraps and to help others at the same time.  I promise your heart will feel good if you make one.
on February 11, 2017 by Jodi  | 2 comments 


  1. Thank you Jodi for sharing about this block drive. So convenient too that you have arranged to deliver them at QuiltCon. Count me in!

  2. Easy-to-read summary. Thank you for this information.