The Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the wonderful quilting community for helping us donate over 250 quilts to the victims of October 1. These quilts are on display at the Clark County Government Center from June 25, 2018-July 20th, 2018. After the display quilts will be distributed by raffle to those who have registered with the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center.
Media from the #quiltsforvegas Exhibit Opening:
Hello Quilters! The outpouring of love and support we have received is nothing short of incredible and we are overwhelmed with it. We have been struggling to put together words for what has happened in Las Vegas and have decided to put together quilts!
There have been a ton of people reaching out asking how they can help so we have put together a quilt drive for #quiltsforvegas. We are requesting completed quilts, quilt tops, blocks, binding, backing, batting and monetary donations (or anything else you can think of!) to our efforts. Monetary donations will cover shipping, fabric, thread and other quilt costs; any leftover donations will be donated to the GoFundMe that has already been set up.
We would love to have quilts with grayscale blocks done with white and any happy color in each block!
Greyscale blocks can be in any arrangement you wish, along with one heart block somewhere on the quilt.
Both block patterns are from Cluck Cluck Sew, using the 10 inch finished block size.
We ask that you use 2 fabrics in each block; white and a happy contrasting color but feel free to mix it up however you like! See our Instagram or Facebook for examples.
Where do I send this stuff?
All quilts, tops, blocks, binding, batting, etc can be shipping to:
Rainbow Dreams Academy
Attn: Quilts for Vegas
950 West Lake Mead Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Please include a full sized piece of paper with your name, guild if a member (even not modern guilds!), what you’ve sent, and location so that we can attempt to keep a record of everyone who helps.
What if I can’t make a whole quilt?
We would love completed quilts or quilt tops but if you can’t; then make a block, even one block will help. Send in some binding, send some backing fabric, send some money to help us cover postage and other costs such as fabric
I already have a quilt that is made with love, can I send it?
Send it. Please send it, we need a lot of quilts! We offered a specific block to give people an idea of what to create; if you have already created something else, please send it on; we are happy to have it!
Can I use a block other than the one you showed?
Do whatever you feel led to create; we chose the grayscale block because it is a block that represents our guild.
How big should my quilt be?
I’m asking for quilts no smaller than 48×60, and no larger than a twin sized. If you are making the grayscale blocks it comes out to 5 blocks by 6 blocks or 30 blocks in total. If you are outside these sizes don’t fret; send it on!
Whats the due date?
We are asking for quilts, blocks, binding, ect. to be delivered by November 15th. If you need a little extra time that’s OK! We just want to try and get quilts out ASAP.
Where are these things going?
Our intention is to get quilts to the victims and first responders but in cases where this is not possible or we have a plethora of quilts, quilts may be given to first responders to give to victims of violence in our community.
Hopefully any and everyone affected will receive a quilt if they want one. We are still making contacts, so if you are personally affected by this please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can work to get one to you!
Anything else I should know??
We will continue to update as more information becomes available, so check back for the latest updates and feel free to email us at email@example.com if you have a question!