Healing Hearts

Making hearts for people in need of support is an idea I picked up from Kiwiquilters.

It is one of the things that distinguishes quilters as being generous and warm-hearted.

Started within quilting groups, It is for members, or members' families, or members' friends - those who are suffering from serious illness, or coping with grief, or who are going through a time when they need to know that they're not alone, and others are thinking of them.

It's a tangible way of saying "we care" to someone when life is going wrong.

Anyone can call for hearts - you don't need to have belonged to a group long - as we are all equal on this list.

Anyone can make them - you don't have to know the person concerned!

We all pitch in and make things for complete strangers, and we'd do the same for you.

 Hearts are normally on a cream background (eg calico), and are 6 1/2 inches square so they make a finished size of 6 inches.

 The hearts can be made in any way - appliqued, pieced, or whatever, There can be more than one on your block.

They are normally signed with a permanent marker somewhere to show who made the block.

 Normally the person calling on the list to make hearts will specify a colour or colours; sometimes, it may be floral fabric that's wanted, or a fabric suitable for a child.

This is so heartfelt to the person receiving that it really does help in their time of need. So go on be a part.

Just in and I would like to co-ordinate for this so please give it a go


I am gathering hearts for Christchurch.

 Not heart blocks in the quilting sense but 'hanging' hearts.
Two heart shapes sewn together, stuffed or not, embellished, embroidered, CQ'd, quilted, plain or fancy, felt or fabric or anything goes.
Add a loop at the top. However many inches high that you care to make.
For ease of postage, envelope size is a good measurement.
Also for ease of postage you can send them flat, leave an opening and add a note "Please stuff me" I have a couple of non sewers on stuffing.
You can choose to sign them on the back and add a message.
It would be nice to have at least the area they come from.
This is just a small measure of something nice to give in this terrible time.
A heart is a symbol of caring and I know we all feel an overpowering desire to do something.
If you aren't in a position to donate a heart or two send a little bit of fabric. I have heart makers at the ready.
Or simply pass this on message with my address (please do that anyway).

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Evie Harris
523 Main North Road
Bay View





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