Do you enjoy stitching for a good cause? If so, I have just the event for you! A couple of weeks ago I talked about a Quilt-Along that I recently joined called, “Heartfelt.” This awesome project is a Make-A-Wish Foundation of America fundraising quilt, sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop. I decided I wanted to participate in this fundraiser because I love helping kids, and Make-A-Wish is a wonderful organization for kids. This stellar group of people has been making wishes come true for children with life-threatening conditions and their families for over 40 years. Granted wishes give the kids and their loved ones much-needed joy, strength, and most importantly hope. Make-A-Wish has collectively granted more than 520,000 wishes around the world since it was founded in 1980. How awesome is that?! Let’s help them make it to a million!
“Heartfelt” is a heart-themed quilt made up of six stunning sampler blocks, each featuring pieced hearts. It was designed by Corey Yoder based on her new Moda fabric line, “Beautiful Day.” I decided to stick with the heart theme and do my quilt with all Valentine’s Day fabrics that I had left over from earlier this winter. I also decided to do my blocks half the size of what’s featured on the pattern (in other words I did 6″ blocks rather than the 12″ version that the pattern shows).
If you follow the pattern, “Heartfelt” measures 76.5″ x 84.5″ when finished. I’m right on track with this project and have the released blocks 1 through 3 complete. I really love the way the Valentine’s Day fabrics are coming together on this one.
This quilt is turning out to be really cute – I’m not going to want to let it go! I’ll have to have to figure out a way though, because once I get done with my version of this little beauty, I will be auctioning it off to help raise even more money for Make-A-Wish Foundation!
I will be sad to give it up, but it really warms my heart knowing it is helping to contribute toward such a great cause. I guess I’ll just have to make another one to keep for myself! If you’d like to make my version of “Heartfelt,“ you can find the Valentine’s Day fabric you’ll need for it on our website!
“Heartfelt“ is currently a free Quilt-Along and download on the Fat Quarter Shop website. Blocks are released one at a time, and will be posted to Fat Quarter Shop’s blog, The Jolly Jabber on the first Friday of each month, through September, 2022. They do not require it, but highly encourage that a $5.00 donation be made for the pattern if you’re able to do so. Proceeds go to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. If you’d rather make a donation directly to Make-A-Wish, follow the link below!
I will continue to post my progress here on my blog as I make my way through “Heartfelt.” I sure hope you found some inspiration to join this Quilt-Along with a cause. There’s something extra special about giving back using your own hard work and talents. I love having the opportunity to use mine to help kids facing adversity in their lives. Want to get in on the fun ? Come join me in this awesome Quilt-A-Long! Remember, Make-A-Wish Foundation relies on donations to make wishes come true and they can’t do it without our help! Ready to sign up? Hit the link below for more information!
Corey did such a great job with the design of “Heartfelt.” I always love her style. Speaking of Corey Yoder, you might have seen her on “Stitch with Lisa Bongean“ Thursday as my special guest! She joined us via Zoom call to talk about a couple of her Moda fabric lines, including her latest arrival, “Beautiful Day.” She showed off a few of her quilts done with “Beautiful Day,“ To celebrate my fellow Moda sister’s wonderful eye for design, now through Sunday April 3rd, 2022 you can take 20% OFF of all pre-cut fabric and kits in her “Cozy Up“ line, and 15% OFF of any other Corey Yoder pattern or pre-cut fabric. WOW right!? But I’m not done yet! As an additional BONUS, you’ll receive a FREE Coery Yoder pattern with any purchase of Corey’s patterns or fabric. Pretty good deal if I do say so myself! If you love Corey’s style, don’t wait! Inventory won’t last long. If you missed “Stitch with Lisa Bongean“ this week and want to see all the fun we had, you can still catch the replay by hitting the link below!
As always, be sure to “like” and comment on my blog, during “Stitch with Lisa Bongean,“ and on the facebook page for a chance to win a prize! Special thanks to all of you who have been leaving comments every week, you really make my day so Keep those comments coming! This week’s comment winners are, Patty J. and Diane W. As usual, I don’t want to post last names or email addresses for everyone’s privacy, so if you think you’re one of these lucky winners please check your email! You can also contact Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not already received an email from her. She will use your email address to confirm that you are in fact the winner (in the case that there is someone with the same initials, she will determine the correct person with matching email credentials)! If you’re not a winner this week, please keep trying. You could be next! See you all very soon! ~Lisa
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