Today my heart hearts, friends. As I shared on Instagram today, two Iowa police officers were shot & killed in two separate ambush style attacks overnight. Many of you know that my Dad, who also quilts with me, is a retired Iowa officer & it all hits too close to home. Once police family, always police family. I've cried tears, I've prayed, and now I'm doing what I do best -- making quilts for the families left behind.
Several of you have reached out asking how you can help (thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!) -- take a look below for all the details.
HOW CAN I HELP? MAKE A BLOCK.
We'll be using my FREE Patchwork Heart pattern as our block design -- you can find it here. Please use a scrappy selection of royal blue fabrics (prints & solids) for the heart and one white or gray fabric (print or solid) for the background. Each block should measure 18" finished (18 1/2" unfinished). When you are ready to send your blocks, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for shipping information.
HOW MANY BLOCKS DO YOU NEED?
As many as your heart desires. Did you know there have been 51 policed officers killed in the US this year alone? In senseless, violent attacks just like this one. We'll put together as many Blue Heart Quilts as we have blocks for, starting with these two Iowa officers.
I DON'T SEW OR DON'T HAVE TIME TO MAKE A BLOCK NOW, HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?
Feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com for more information.