Wednesday, June 15, 2016


The last several days have been awfully challenging to be a citizen of this world, let alone a citizen in Florida. Like so many of you, the recent Orlando tragedy has both shocked and saddened me, but I am proud to see that the quilters of the Orlando MQG are banding together to try to bring comfort to those affected by this tragedy, the best way we know how: quilts.

The Orlando MQG is collecting heart blocks and quilts of heart blocks for the victims, victims' families and first responders. There's a very simple heart block tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew you can use right here, or if you're not a fan of stitching and flipping you can download my new free heart paper piecing templates right here. There's no cutting instructions on these templates, they are strictly templates, but they're extremely simple and easy to use.

While you may say, who needs quilts in Florida, you'd be surprised how many my family piles on in the wintertime, not to mention how much joy a quilt draped across a couch can bring. There's loads of ways to get involved if you don't want to make blocks or quilts, and you can check out all of the details right here: The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild.


  1. Elizabeth, I was thinking of doing this too! Is yours the same dimensions so that it would fit with the Cluck Cluck Sew blocks? My guild is using the Cluck Cluck Sew tutorial but I would rather construct it this way but want to make sure they are the same. Thanks!

    1. Sure is! The Cluck Cluck Sew block has 6", 8", and 10" dimensions and the seams would match up with my block templates, for sure.

  2. This is so good to have. Thank you, Elizabeth!

  3. Thanks so much for creating this so more people will be able to make quilts for us here at the Orlando MQG. We really appreciate it!

  4. so helpful. thank you Elizabeth.

  5. Thank you so much! The quilting community is a powerhouse full of love. Our city is so grateful for everyone's support.

  6. Thank you for the paper pieced heart. Love wins.

  7. Going to check this out... i'm making a quilt to donate and this would be a perfect time to practice getting better at PP... My son lives in Ft. Lauderdale... the AA groups and rehab have given him back his life... Made this Mother so happy...

  8. Oh this is wonderful. I cant make a quilt. But I can make some blocks.

  9. Glad to see this post. I have all my blocks made, just have to sew them together.


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