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#MoreThan4QAL :: Week 7 :: Some Assembly Required

Tanya's gorgeous quilt top-- with bonus kitty!

Tanya's gorgeous quilt top-- with bonus kitty!

Happy FriYAY, Fighters and Advocates!

First, THANK YOU to our generous donors this week! #OperationSmiley Quilts are on their way to Gayle, Christine, and Jazmin! Your financial support helps us send quilts all over the country, and it helps us get quilts out right away, which is especially important if a child is in critical condition. Your funding also helps us spread the word to sewists who can help us make quilts and to families fighting cancer who can be comforted and encouraged by a beautiful quilt. Please continue to give so that we can bless more families!

In many ways, this is the last "official" week of the #MoreThan4QAL. This week, we assemble our blocks into a top, baste, and begin to quilt our quilts. Please have your quilts completed by October 31. My hope is that by then I will have enough names of children ready to receive quilts that you can each send your quilt directly to a child in treatment. 

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Quilts for Cure has received so much encouragement this week. Thank you all for participating in #OperationSmiley, the #MoreThan4QAL, giving funds, giving fabric, and helping to spread the word! Please keep up the amazing work! We have a LOT of kids still to bless!

Go Gold, 

HollyAnne

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#MoreThan4QAL :: Week 6 :: Blocks 5/5

Judy's Quilt in Progress

Judy's Quilt in Progress

Hi there, Fighters and Advocates! 

Just look at how gorgeous Judy's quilt is looking! This past week we made our next to last set of blocks. How quickly is this flying by?? Soon we'll be able to send these quilts off into the world to warm and encourage kiddos with cancer and their families! 

Since we are coming up on the end of our quilt-top making, let's talk about a few logistical things:

First, if you are participating in the QAL, please send me an email letting me know the colors and size of your quilt, and please also include your Instagram handle so I know where to tag you going forward. 

Second, we are tweaking the way we handle quilt donations. We have found that quilts make it to kiddos much faster if they are shipped directly to a child rather than passed through a hospital system. What that means is that we will do our best to have a name and address of a child for you by the end of October. Because we are still building those relationships, though, please be patient with us if it takes a little longer. 

Third, as we head toward completion, just a reminder that all quilts need to be smoke, dust, and pet-hair free. They also need to be made from all cotton fabric and at least 80/20 cotton/poly batting. Please do not let smoke anywhere near your quilt, and if you have pets, make extra sure that it is well-washed with an odor and dye-free detergent (like all-free and clear). All quilts should be laundered with odor and dye-free detergent before sending.Thank you so much for honoring these guide lines. 

HollyAnne's Quilts for Cure #MoreThan4QAL Wonky Cross Quilt

And, finally, THIS WEEK! We are finishing our blocks! Be sure to take some pictures and tag them on Instagram with #MoreThan4QAL. I love seeing your progress!

If you haven't already, please Like us on Facebook to see not only quilty updates but also important information about events in the childhood cancer awareness community. 

Go Gold! 

HollyAnne

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#MoreThanQuilt4QAL :: Week 5 :: Blocks 4/5

My #MoreThan4QAL quilt after last week's progress

My #MoreThan4QAL quilt after last week's progress

Hello, Advocates and Fighters!

We have crossed the halfway mark with our block making, and this week will take us to near completion!

If you're new, the #MoreThan4QAL is our Fall Quilt-raiser, and these quilts will go to children across the country who are fighting for their lives against childhood cancer. We only have a couple of weeks left, but these blocks are quick, and we'd love it if you joined us! 

Speaking of those brave kiddos, if you know of a child fighting cancer who would be encouraged by one of these quilts, please be in touch! We'd love to share his or her story on our blog and send a quilt to brighten up the long hours of hospitals and treatments. 

This week, we'll make our next to last set of blocks. Just look at how Tonya's and Vicki's quilts are coming together!

Thank you for supporting Quilts for Cure! Please help spread the word so that we can encourage more cancer-fighting heroes!

Go Gold, 

HollyAnne