February 29, 2012

String Blocks for Heroes Charity Quilt

Last fall one of my fellow bloggers and members of the Indy Modern Quilt Guild put out a call for help making string blocks for a quilt she wanted to donate to an auction benefiting the Heroes Foundation, which funds the development of cancer outreach programs promoting survivorship and supports the cancer community.  I saw Val's message at PinkPlease! and knew I could help out (and make my first string block, which I'd been wanting to do anyway!).  I also thought it would be a great beginner project for me to help a friend break in her new/used sewing machine.

Here are our blocks -- mine is on the top, my friend's is on the bottom:

Heroes string blocks

Yes, they look a little scrappy and crazy on their own, but Val combined our two little masterpieces with blocks from 45 other women, and check out the final quilt (photos from Val):

As if this beautiful quilt weren't enough, the Heroes Foundation auction was held last weekend and the quilt sold for an impressive $1000.00!!!  It's pretty amazing what can happen when people come together for a great cause.  Thanks Val!

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