Thursday, August 27, 2009

Project Linus - Third Sunday Group - April through August

Our third Sunday Project Linus group still meets at JoAnns in Independence, MO every month. For various reasons, we're down to just 3 that work the whole 3 hours. About 3 others frequently drop off donations while we're working. A couple of those sometimes stay long enough to tie a quilt, but don't stay the whole afternoon.

modified H-block quilt top

This month, Jodie was working on an H-block quilt and strayed off course while cross-cutting her strip sets. So she created this variation that's part H-block and part something else. Bright as Jodie's quilts typically are, the blue print is sharks.

pinwheel quilt

I added the borders to this pinwheel top and LoriAnn took it's mate home to stitch its' borders on.

quilt with blocks and strips

Jodie made this quilt top with the yellow borders and prepared it for quilting about 4 months ago. I brought it home to quilt and finally quilted it about a month ago. Jodie pieced blocks for the multicolored strips, but you can stitch squares of fabric together for a quicker version. The squares and strips are cut 8" wide.

3D bow-tie quilt

This is a 3 dimensional bow-tie quilt that Anita started last February at National Make a Blanket Day. She brought it in all finished a couple of months ago. The dark background fabric really makes the bright bow-ties stand out.

One of my challenges is to find free places to advertise Project Linus and get some new volunteers coming to our 3rd Sunday group.


  1. I have an antique quilt I am trying to repair. What would you suggest to use as materials to repair the holes from wear.

  2. I don't own antique quilts and have never repaired one. If the quilt is valuable, an invisible repair may decrease the value. Consult a textile conservator. For an invisible repair, you would need the same type of fabric, preferably the same age, as the fabric in the quilt. Some people collect vintage fabric for this purpose.

    Try the following search terms (and variations) in your favorite search engine:
    + antique quilt repair
    + antique quilt restoration
    + caring for quilts
    + heirloom quilt care
    + textile conservation

    Sites that belong to museums or quilting associations should have good information. Your local quilting guild or quilt shop may know someone knowledgeable about restoring antique quilts.