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2022 Heartfelt Quilt Along – Release 5: Lovebug

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We are so excited for another block release from our 9th Annual Charity Quilt, Heartfelt! It is time to show you our fifth release, the Lovebug Block. Are you ready to start stitching?


The fifth pattern release is the Lovebug Block! This block features heart in a star, and like the others, you’ll need to make five 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.

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Sew Along with Kimberly!

On Friday, June 3 at 9am CST, tune in to the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube Channel, and sew along with Kimberly Jolly in a live tutorial as she shows you how to make the Lovebug Block.

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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 a few of them some questions, and they gave us some heartfelt answers!

Jane Davidson

Jane Davidson, also known as Quilt Jane, is a fabric and pattern designer from Australia. Jane is sewing her quilt with Ombre Fairy Dust by V & Co. for Moda Fabrics and a selection of backgrounds including Zen Chic.

We asked her, What quilt of yours has been the most “heartfelt” project that is closest to your heart? Why?

“heartfelt |ˈhɑːtfɛlt| adjective (of a feeling or its expression) deeply and strongly felt; I sincerely deliberated over this question. Challenging myself to select from the hundreds of quilts I have made over 38 years for family, friends and strangers; exhibits, quilt-a-longs and books, I concluded that every quilt that I have ever made has been created with such unconditional love and devotion to the art of making a gift that will bring comfort, joy and inspiration to the recipient. A big chunk of my heart accompanies every quilt I make.”

Visit Jane on her blog to learn more about her, and follow her on Instagram @quiltjane to find out more!

Melissa Corry

Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting loves all things quilting! She is a pattern designer, author, wife, and mom to 5 kids. She is stitching her quilt with Flirt by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics.

We asked her, What quilt of yours has been the most “heartfelt” project that is closest to your heart? Why?

“There are so many quilts that have truly touched my heart to make. But if I had to choose the “most heartfelt” I would choose the Annual Fat Quarter Shop Charity Quilts. Not only do I get to quilt along for such an amazing cause, but when I have finished the quilt each year, I donate it to the Festival of Trees that is held each December in Salt Lake City. This is a wonderful event to benefit Primary Children’s Hospital. 9 years ago, my sweet nephew David was born and had to have open heart surgery at a few days old. The wonderful people at Primary Children’s took such amazing and loving care of him and It just swells my heart to be able to give back each year by donating a quilt to be silent auctioned at the Festival of Trees. This year’s Heartfelt Quilt will mean even more to donate as David has just had to undergo a second open heart surgery in March, and once again was taken care of by the amazing people at Primary Children’s Hospital.”

Visit Melissa’s blog and follow @happyquiltingmc to learn more about what she’s making these days!

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 are releasing extra finishing patterns you can use with the blocks.

Linzer Tart Wallhanging free Bonus Pattern for the Heartfelt Quilt Along

Bonus Heartfelt Patterns

Thanks to your generous donations, we’ve released three bonus patterns, the Hearts Aflutter Tablerunner the Reach for the Stars Quilt, and the Linzer Tart Wallhanging. We have one more bonus pattern to release when we reach $100,000!

Join Us

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates, or join Kimberly’s Stitch Squad Facebook Group, a supportive group of quilters and stitchers. Get inspired and share with #HeartfeltQAL on Instagram.

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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.

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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, July 1, for the sixth Heartfelt pattern release, Lovebug!

Until then, Happy Quilting!

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