We’re ready to start sewing our 9th Annual Charity Quilt, Heartfelt! Let’s get started on the first pattern release, the Beloved Block! We can’t wait to start sewing with you.
The first pattern release is the Beloved Block! It’s a heart-filled star block, and you’ll need to make 5 of these for the quilt. We’re sewing with the Beautiful Day collection by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics. If you’re sewing with something different, download the fabric requirements to make this year’s charity quilt.
Sew Along with Kimberly!
On February 11th at 9am CST, tune in to the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube Channel, and sew along with Kimberly Jolly as she shows you how to make the Beloved Block.
Our Heartfelt Quilt and Cross Stitch Chart benefit Make-a-Wish Central & South Texas.
We are amazed by the generosity of this sewing community and inspired by the stories of the children who have been granted life-changing Wishes. Kids like Anais and Keysean have been granted Wishes that buoy their spirits and create lasting memories. The way the fundraiser works is that we offer the Heartfelt patterns as FREE downloads during the event for a suggested donation of $5 each to our Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas campaign. Or feel free to make a larger, one-time donation of $50. No amount is too small and every bit counts. From February to September, we will publish a new pattern on the Heartfelt Announcement blog on the first Friday of each month.
Heartfelt Quilting Spotlight
We have a great lineup of quilters quilting along with us (like you if you’re reading this)! We asked two designers some in-depth questions, and they gave us answers straight from the heart!
Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts (say it slowly… Corey and her quilts) is the talented Moda Fabrics designer and author who designed this year’s charity quilt. We think it looks just perfect in the colors of her latest collection, Beautiful Day, and it would also look nice in a range of Valentine’s Day fabrics, too.
We asked Corey What quilt of yours has been the most “heartfelt”, the project that is closest to your heart?
“The quilt that I love the most is one that my Grandma Lulu made for me. She made it using my Lulu Lane line of fabric (which I named after her). Then, my mom hand quilted it for me. I love that three generations of quiltmakers all made this quilt possible–it is such an amazing quilt! My Grandma does an excellent job labeling all of the quilts she makes.”
You can see the label on the special quilt Corey mentioned. Do you label your quilts too?
Click on the photos below to see them in more detail.
Be sure to visit Corey’s blog post where she’ll be sharing more details!
Click on the photos below to see them in more detail.
We asked Pat What quilt of yours has been the most “heartfelt”, the project that is closest to your heart? Why?
Pat shared, “The project that touched my heart the most was working with my good friend Jane Davidson of Quilt Jane. We came up with this crazy idea of 100 blocks and a zillion designers, then wrote 2 books about it, creating the Splendid Sampler series. We asked over 80 designers for each book to join us in designing and making 6″ finished blocks. Kimberly was part of this with us!”
“We ran a worldwide sew along that was unheard of, 100 blocks, over 80 designers, one year to finish. Then we did it a second time. It was so fun to connect with quilters around the world. It was even more fun to work closely with so many designers, over 160 total during the years this ran. We still get excited to see a finished Splendid Sampler quilt show up in our feeds!”
“I’m also honored to be able to help support Make a Wish again this year by donating my quilt for the auction. This design is so beautiful, it will be hard to give it up!”
We hope you’ll stay tuned in September for the exciting auction that Pat mentions. Pat Sloan, Corey Yoder, Lisa Bongean, and Kimberly Jolly will auction their completed Heartfelt Quilts to help raise money for our Make-a-Wish campaign!
Check out the blocks that our quilty staffers sewed!
Bonus Finishing Patterns for Heartfelt
With your help, we can reach our goal of $100,000 in donations towards Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas! When you donate today, you’ll get us closer to our goal of granting ten wishes, and closer to releasing a new finishing pattern. For each milestone goal, we hit with our fundraiser, we will release extra finishing patterns you can use with the blocks. At $40,000, $60,000, $80,000, and $100,000 we will celebrate with a new free pattern release and post it on the Heartfelt Quilt Along page.
Bonus Pattern #1, Hearts Aflutter Tablerunner
Thanks to your generous donations, we reached our first goal of $40,000 (woo hoo!), so we’re releasing our first bonus pattern, the Hearts Aflutter Tablerunner. This 15.5″ x 57.5″ tablerunner uses the Beloved block throughout, shown here in Sew Wonderful by Paper + Cloth Design Studio for Moda Fabrics.
A companion cross stitch design is back again this year as part of the Heartfelt Stitch Along! This stunning cross stitch design features heartwarming blocks that match the 2022 Charity Heartfelt Quilt.
Visit the Heartfelt Stitch Along page to download today’s cross stitch pattern release.
Don’t forget – you can find all the patterns and videos for the event on the Heartfelt Quilt Along page, so bookmark it for quick reference. Be sure to subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss an update! We hope to see you back here on Friday, March 4, for the second Heartfelt pattern release!
Until then, Happy Quilting!