2022 Heartfelt Stitch Along - Release 3 - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

2022 Heartfelt Stitch Along – Release 3

This is a banner that has a rose with a heart in the middle and reads: Heartfelt stitch along

Are you ready for the next Charity Stitch Along pattern release? Today we’re sharing the next part of the cross stitch pattern for our Heartfelt design, a pattern inspired by our 2022 Heartfelt Charity Quilt.

Image of cross stitch with one row of heartfelt charity fundraiser design done. The one row is the Release 3 design.

DOWNLOAD HEARTFELT RELEASE 3

The third pattern release is the second of our heartfelt columns! To make your cross stitch just like this one, download our complete Heartfelt Cross Stitch Supply List for all the details. The colors you choose are up to you, but we’ve collected some pretty supplies to get your stitching off to a good start.

This is a section divider made of multi-colored hearts all in a line
Make a Wish foundation's logo is displayed in this graphic

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 $20 for the whole cross stitch pattern to our Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas campaign. No amount is too small and every bit counts. From February to August, we will publish a new pattern on the Heartfelt Announcement blog on the first Friday of each month.

Graphic to show that Heartfelt has raised 68,000 dollars so far for Make a Wish

Heartfelt Cross Stitch Spotlight

We have a great lineup of stitchers stitching along with us (like you if you’re reading this)! We asked these stitchers some questions, and they gave us their most heartfelt answers!

Valerie Blaxall

Valerie of Stitching in the Barn is a quilter, cross stitcher, knitter, and farm-life-enjoying creative!

Valerie Blaxall's photo showing the first through third heartfelt pattern releases completed
This is Valerie’s Heartfelt WIP with the Release 1, 2, & 3 Heartfelt Patterns!

We asked, What cross stitch piece of yours has been the most “heartfelt” or is closest to your heart? Why?

Valerie answered, “My favorite stitched piece is Happy Hearts Sampler by Birds of a Feather.”

“I dedicated it to some of my female relatives and worked in initials for my Mother, Grandmother, Daughter, Aunt, Sister, Mother-in-law, and Sister-in-Law as well as my husband and me! I learned to quilt, embroider, knit, crochet, and cross stitch from my Grandmother and other female relatives, all of whom were wonderfully creative people. From them, I realized the joy in being a life-long learner, and that has made me braver in trying new things.”

“It makes me so happy to see this piece, then remember my relatives and the patient and lovingly way they shared their skills.”

Click on the photos below to see them in more detail.

Valerie shared many beautiful things with us, from where she stitches her barn to how she stores her floss, saying, “I have a shaker box, and two antique Swedish painted “lunchboxes.” I love anything old or primitive, and these boxes house my cotton over-dyed flosses.”

Follow Valerie on Instagram @StitchingInTheBarn and her YouTube Channel, where you can find out even more about her!

Annie Turner

Annie, also known as The Proper Stitcher, is a cross stitcher, quilter, and home decorator from Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, two kids, and two Spaniels. For her Heartfelt project Annie is using the called for colors, you can see her Heartfelt AuriFloss Thread Box below.

Annie’s Heartfelt progress so far and her supplies.

We asked her, What cross stitch piece of yours has been the most “heartfelt” or is closest to your heart? Why?

Annie shared a heartfelt piece that she connects with the theme of love saying, “The most “heartfelt” cross stitch project I have stitched is “Indigo Lane” by With Thy Needle and Thread. I stitched this piece in my mother-in-law’s memory. I was very close to my mother-in-law, who passed away on December 29, 2021.”

“On the day she passed away, I had a strong desire to stitch something in her honor. I asked my husband and our two children to pick a pattern from my stash so I could begin it immediately. They all chose this pattern, and I started it right away. I finished it a few weeks later and can not wait to see it framed.”

“I think the design reminds me of my mother-in-law because she shared my love for the color blue. I miss her daily and know this beautiful heirloom stitch will be cherished for many years.”

Click on the photos below to see them in more detail.

Be sure to find Annie Turner on YouTube and on Instagram @TheProperStitcher.

This is a section divider made of multi-colored hearts all in a line

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 #HeartfeltSAL on Instagram.

You’ll want to bookmark the 2022 Heartfelt Stitch Along Page to refer to throughout the stitch along. We’ll link all the pattern releases there, and the next one will be released on Friday, May 6.

Until then, Happy Stitching!

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