It was last August when the partnership that led to this quilt began. Homeward Pet Adoption Center had said ,”YES,” they’d love to receive a guild quilt for their auction to be held on April 15, 2017. After some discussion, it was agreed that the quilt would be made using the colors of their logo – blue, purple, brown and white. Enter Clothworks of Seattle, who generously donated beautiful American Made Brand solids for the project.
Participating guild members were asked to create as many original improv blocks as they wished using only the fabrics in the bundle they received. They could use some or all of the colors, with blocks being in one of three sizes: 6 1/2″ square, 6 1/2″ x 12 1/2″, or 12 1/2″ square. And boy did they come through!
Once the blocks were puzzled together, guild member Emily Steed quilted a unique design in each block, keeping with the improvisational theme and giving the quilt even more personality.
Forgive the oversight for not getting a photo of the completed quilt back, but our guild label is pieced right in there!
Yesterday, the quilt was delivered to Homeward Pet, right in time for their procurement deadline! They were very pleased with it and loved that we used their colors.
You can see some of the individual blocks and other progress photos on Instagram under the hashtags #seamqggiving and #seamqg. Please thank @clothworks for the gift of their #americanmadebrand fabrics, and feel free to give a shout-out to @homeward_pet! Thanks so much for the part you played in the creation of this giving quilt!
Quilt Name: Finding Home
Quilt Size: 58″ x 70″
Blocks created by: Seattle Modern Quilt Guild Members
Pieced by: Debbie Jeske
Quilted by: Emily Steed
Bound by: Debbie Jeske
Recipient: Homeward Pet Adoption Center
Nice job everyone!
Here here! to all the participants 😉
And, I think it needs to be said that without the leadership of our Giving Committee, with all of the ‘behind the scenes’ work to lobby for fabric, work out the relationships and logistics and sew blocks, piece backs and even quilt quilts when the volunteers have thinned out, to carry out the entire project, we would not have successfully impacted our wider community with this personalized quilty effort. Thank you, Deb and Louise for being our beacon of light in this arena and in keeping that part of the SMQG’s heart beating with love. If I failed to mention any other members of the GC, I apologize. It is my error.