Sunday, June 3, 2018

Easy LOVELOUD Block

Today I'm sharing a block pattern with a cause.

My friend Johnny of Big City Quilts has organized a heart block drive in conjunction with the upcoming LOVELOUD Fest that will be held in Salt Lake City on Saturday, July 28th.


Johnny's plan is to make as many heart quilts as possible. The quilts will be auctioned off to benefit Encircle in Provo, Utah. Check out his original post out HERE.

Encircle is a resource center for LGBTQ+ youth and their families. One of their goals is prevention of suicide amongst LGBTQ+ teens. Each life is precious, so I know that this is a cause that we can all get behind!

Encircle house is a place of love and acceptance, where everyone is welcome. Last month Johnny (@johnnybarfuss), Marion (@myquiltdiet), Emily (@simplegirlsimplelife), and I, had the opportunity to teach a beginning quilting class at Encircle. It was definitely an experience where I gained so much more that I gave.

So are you ready to get sewing?!



Make sure to print it the actual size.



I made my sample blocks with bright, beautiful colors, using low volume fabrics in the negative space. How will you make yours?  I suggest digging into your pile of scraps and going crazy! These blocks go together quite quickly and are so much fun. And you get such a sweet feeling knowing that you are helping others.

When you're finished with your blocks, tag them with #easyloveloudblock so that I can see your results!

Please send your blocks to Johnny Barfuss.
You can message him directly through his Instagram account
to get his mailing address.

Enjoy!


P.S. If you need a tutorial on how to paper piece, here is a video by David Gilleland that has been really helpful for me.


8 comments:

  1. Starting on these tomorrow! All three of my kiddos are LGBTQ+, and all have struggled with depression and anxiety, so this is very near and dear to my heart. Thank you!

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    1. Jenn, I'm sorry that I didn't see your comment earlier. Thanks so much for making blocks for this worthy cause. This is near an dear to my heart for the same reason as you. Love is the answer and awareness is the key!

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