Last year we collaborated with Jacksonville Modern Quilt Guild (JAXMQG) and together we made a dozen Quilts for Pulse. For many of us, it was a labor of love; one that was documented with the #QUILTSFORPULSE display at QuiltCon 2017 in Savannah.
Recently, JAXMQG answered the call from craftycop on Instagram for BluerBlocks, also known as BlueRKblocks. These blocks will be made into comfort quilts for families of fallen law enforcement officers. The goal of 168 blocks which equals four quilts was established in Jacksonville…..and with the help of Coastal Quilters, this should be easy enough to exceed.
The printed pattern and fabrics will be available at our next Sit and Sew on Friday, August 18th. Each block takes no more than 20 minutes to make. So what do the blocks look like?
Look at that perfect label designed by craftycop!!
And the quilt top….
We’ll be posting additional sew-in dates, times and locations in our follow-up post. At any of these you could just stop by and make a block from the stacks of pre-cut pieces. If you use Instagram, post and follow #blueRKblocks, #BluerBlocks.
There is not a set number of quilts requested. They will be made as long as there is a need and the spirit to make them.
Next month (most definitely after Quiltfest) we’ll be looking for assistance in making these blocks into quilts. At this point in time, all blocks will be shipped to craftycop, who will send us back kits to finish the quilts. This process may change and we will remain flexible to the program.
Hope to see you this Friday, August 18th at our sit and sew at the Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center. JAXMQG will have the BluerBlocks as the main program at their meeting and sew-in on Sunday, August 27th at the NBSAC.