Thursday, March 28, 2019

Healing Hearts for Christchurch

Since the terrible shooting in Christchurch a few weeks ago a movement has started here in NZ called Healing Hearts for Christchurch. The aim is for people to make 6.5" white background squares with green hearts on them. These can be appliqued or pieced, can be single or multiple hearts, your choice. Green and white are muslim colours. We would like to have 1 quilt for each victims family, one for each injured person and some for the first responders. At least 100 quilts. Blocks have been pouring in and local ladies are getting together to make these blocks into quilts. Some are being made just with hearts, others have hearts with alternate blocks. I offered to be part of this as a collection point and for making these quilts. You can check out Healing Hearts for Christchurch on Facebook where the full info is listed about the requirements. If you are unsure you can always contact myself or Helen from Angels in Gumboots, who is the main coordinator. Main points are no red, yellow or saffron in colours, and no animals or people in the fabrics.
You can help by making blocks, joining these together to make quilts that are 6 blocks across by 7 blocks down (42 in total), no borders. We also need some alternate blocks (6.5" sq) - can be white or green, can be pieced or unpieced. Here are some samples of the blocks received and some of the quilts made.

 If you can help us with anything we would love to hear from you, or you can come and sew here in the shop to help any time we are open.
Many thanks to everyone who has donated blocks, fabrics, time and effort. It is all apprciated so we can help these victims with some "aroha", love and show that our thoughta are with them.