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Each person (not all are quilters) volunteers to make a 12 1/2"square block...and others make more. Some exercise great imagination in building the blocks, making them interactive. Others crochet their own drawings. Katie gathers the blocks during the summer, joins them with strips (sashing) and adds borders. batting, and backing to prepare the creations to be quilted. In the Fall, after the quilts are put together, it is exhilerating to see how different and exciting people's work can be.
I usually volunteer to make about 8 or 9 blocks. It is my nature to do something quickly. So my pieces may not be the most interesting, but they blend in to add to the quantity needed. This year I found a print at Quilting by the Yard in Vernon CT on the way to NYC. With it, I broke my former time records. If you type "Project Hope" into the Search area above (top left by the orange B icon), you can see earlier posts for Project Hope.