Welcome to the Sunshine Quilters - our Website is listed at the bottom of this note. Our mission is to bring SunShine into the life of our receivers.
Each member is asked to make one or more blocks for the assigned hostess each month. The hostess then assembles and donates quilts to the charity of their choice. (Anyone on the forum can make blocks for a monthly hostess. If you're not on the member list and don't have the hostess' address, PM her and let her know you'd like to help by sending blocks.)
Blocks are to be sent to the hostess around the 1st of their month. If late, please post here with your intentions to send later. If you can't make a block that month, that's ok, sometimes life is too busy. Post on the monthly thread and perhaps someone can send extra blocks to the hostess that month.
The required monthly blocks are listed in the blog below. Elainetoo is the hostess for January.
Happy New Year.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Elainetoo,
I'm making a trip to the post office in the morning. KC, have 4 coming to you, 2 Christmas theme are going to QuilterChris...and in looking at this picture I think one of my blocks is "spinning" the opposite way!! Looking over the themes, couple questions or comments come to mind: June//jmauk...you want stray blocks, just double checking any size, kid type fabric theme? and in reading Oct/WarmBuns, if someone wants to do those for my Sept that would be fine, I like that block!
Dec 18, 2012, 09:06 AM
Aliquilt, I've updated your Sept requirements to indicate the October block could be done.
Thanks for getting some blocks done during this busy time of year.
****************************** Take time for kindness & for giving. Take time for friends & happy living!
Dec 18, 2012, 07:07 PM
Originally posted by sewlove2quilt: ...... I'm new to this swap & wondering if the blocks are suppose to be mailed 'b4' each month or during the month??
Glad you've joined us. The instructions use to say by the first of the month... but that didn't very often happen. So I changed the wording to say around the 1st of the month. But each hostess is more then glad to get blocks whenever you can do them during her month. And a few people ask even months later, when they have some time, if any of the previous hostesses would like some more blocks. Long, but hope that answers your question.
I have four blocks for February done and 2 for March, with 2 cut out.
Skipped January for the time being to see what kind of blocks are sent - then I can do a little better with going along the same lines with fabric.
Plans are to make a Quilt of Valor for the Retreat in June.
Happy New Year ladies.
Dec 26, 2012, 06:34 PM
I've also been working on blocks for February. I already had January done and mailed. There are several UFOs I could be working on but they all take a lot of thinking and concentration. With the cold I have I wanted something easy to do - and the February blocks are quite simple so are perfect for that! I have 4 done and 2 more cut. They aren't quite as large as we usually make so I decided to make more than I normally do.
Yes KC I did I have been under the weather and off the boards. I am sorry. Quilter Chris
Dec 27, 2012, 02:08 PM
I'm having a big family get-together this weekend, so as soon as it is over I will be able to pull out my sewing stuff and get going. Sunshine blocks are at the top of my list. I haven't sewn anything in what seems like months! I'm going through withdrawal. Joan
Dec 28, 2012, 05:48 AM
Thanks for checking in, Chris. With the Christmas rush, I wondered if they would arrive safely.
My seceret stocking sister made me these awesome green (my favorite color!) blocks for me. Aren't they something? Hugs to PattyJ for being so thoughtful!
Here's my Feb contribution for FayeJean. Will mail next week along with a few other packages.
Jan 07, 2013, 10:49 PM
Elaine, do you need any more blocks for January? I hope to get back to doing these this year!
Jan 08, 2013, 07:38 AM
Originally posted by AngelaC: Elaine, do you need any more blocks for January? I hope to get back to doing these this year!
Oh yes, please. Haven't figured it out yet, but being 9" blocks, I'm going to need a supply to make a QOV. Whatever is received helps reduce the number I have to make also.
Jan 10, 2013, 03:37 PM
Made these 4 blocks for ya today...sorry I'm soooo late!! My machine was put away for the holidays and just got it back out! I'll try & do better from now on!! I hope to get these sent off to you tomorrow!!
I worked on blocks for Jan, Feb & Mar today. 2 for each month. I plan to mail this week.
here's January:This message has been edited. Last edited by: AngelaC,
Jan 14, 2013, 01:28 AM
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Jan 14, 2013, 07:32 AM
Thank you AngelaC..
I'm mailing a few packages today - one of them being the Feb blocks for FayeJean.
Jan 14, 2013, 10:46 AM
Wow, those are some pretty blocks.
I had forgotten how much fun it is to "sample" a new or different block this way. Get's you out of your rut without being committed to a whole quilt - plus a good cause benefits. When I was a frequent contributor (intend to be again) I used to make an extra block for me and pretty soon I'd have enough for a sampler quilt.
Jan 14, 2013, 10:49 AM
Jan. blocks in the mail.
Jan 14, 2013, 12:34 PM
These blocks are just beautiful. You ladies are doing wonderful and I love the patterns chosen. Your charities are going to love your quilts. Maggie
Keeping them warm~~~Keeping us safe
Jan 15, 2013, 09:19 AM
ajne and Sewlove2quilt.. received your blocks yesterday. Thank you. Here's ajnes; Sewlove2quilt posted pictures earlier.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Elainetoo,
Jan 15, 2013, 05:52 PM
I had to make a PO run so mailed off my feb blocks to Faye today! I can't wait to see this top done...love the colors!!!