In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, many of us are turning to sewing as mental health therapy. If we are in a stay-home/stay-safe situation, it’s a great way to keep our minds and hands busy. It’s also a great time to sew service projects.
Terri Staats, shop owner of Sweet Treasures Quilts in Keizer, OR, has come up with a wonderful idea: The Kindness Project, a mystery quilt sew-along in which we all sew a lap quilt that we will gift to someone else! The recipient could be someone who has been hit hard by COVID-19, or someone who has worked tirelessly as a hero in your community. You don’t have to decide who your recipient will be right now. I’m sure in the days and weeks to come, we will all think of someone special whose day we want to brighten with a quilt.
All of the information (fabric selection, fabric requirements, block instructions) for this mystery sew along is available through social media on the Sweet Treasures Facebook page and the Sweet Treasures Instagram feed. I will be sewing along and will chronicle my progress on my blog.
I will be sewing from my stash of Lella Boutique and Corey Yoder fabrics, focusing mostly on blues and greys, with a touch of green. I’m hoping the end result will be a soft and pretty springtime quilt.
Here are a few details from Terri:
- The finished quilt will measure 50” x 60”.
- Sew from your stash. (See fabric requirements below.)
- The piecing will be simple.
- The design is scrappy.
- If you post your progress to Instagram or Facebook, be sure to tag your posts using #stkindnessproject
- MOST IMPORTANT, sew at your own pace. Do not stress out! You could even print out the graphics that Terri posts and sew them at a later date.
On Thursday, March 26, Terri will release instructions for the first block we are to make. I can’t wait to get started. Remember, you can find all of the information here:
Stay home, stay safe and get carried away quilting!