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My name is Sally Johnson and I adore quilting... I have lived on Cape Cod since 1974 and I am married and have two sons...

Friday, March 6, 2015

Blocks Are Coming In

Hello quilters from very snowy Cape Cod. We had about 10+ inches of snow yesterday and all of us are getting tired of this cold and what typically would be fluffy white stuff that is on the ground. With Spring 15 days away I find it very hard that we will see the normal signs of spring outside for quite sometime, as some of the snow piles outside are up to 8' in height. Yesterday I received on of our participants blocks for the Veterans Block Drive. Margaret Travis from Easy Peasy Quilts one of my feature quilters from last months posts sent me her blocks and they cam out just awesome.

 
Her four blocks will be incorporated into a quilt using Northcott Fabric panels from their Stonehenge Line of patriotic fabric. Northcott Fabric has been so super generous to donate all the fabric from this line to help support this project to make quilts for Veterans who suffer from PTSD. This goes in collaboration with a book I am beginning to write called "Quilts Heal Too"
 
We all must remember the gift of a quilt can be very soothing, comforting, and make the stress of everyday life go a little bit easier for those who suffer from PTSD. It is not only the Veteran who suffers from this but the family as well who has to endure watching their loved one who suffers.
 
This is a very important subject that is very near and dear to me and I want to do something that will make that one soldier feel that much better...
 
Thank you all who have decided to participate and remember blocks are due to be mailed out by the 31st of this month. In a few weeks I will be making a post about our next block. This one seemed to be a little bit of a challenge for some so next months will be super easy. Stay tuned for what's to come...

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