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Blocks for Charity: The Lantern Project

The Blocks for Charity – The Lantern Project was started by Melinda in the fall of 2010. She works in a foster care institution. This project started for both the children and the social workers of the foster home, in which they organize courses for them to learn how to make quilting. Thus they can decorate their own foster Home while experiencing the community and value creating nature of the quilting activities. The project ends with a summer camp and an exhibition.

We would like to ask quilters to send blocks for this project, anyone with a bit of free time can enter. They are expecting 10 x 10 inch (25 x 25 cm) (+ seam allowance around it) blocks, with any kind of pattern. There is no restriction at all. They only asked one thing: if possible, use the color yellow in the blocks (as that color represents sunniness, cheerfulness and optimism). The creators should write their name on the back of the block (or attach a small piece of paper to your work with a pin), so they will know who the finished quilts can be thanked for.

Sewing the blocks together is done by both members of Melinda’s quilting group (Folt-Volt Klub) and the people who work in these Homes. By using the blocks from fellow quilters, even beginners can finish with amazing looking works and by experiencing the helpful nature of the quilting community, they might get the appetite to start doing quilting.

The group is constantly waiting for blocks so anyone can join anytime they want!

The address:
Trestyánszky Melinda
Tatabánya
Puskin u. 7/b.
2800
Hungary

You can read articles with more details, look at pictures and see the overall progress of the project with the help and support they get on the following sites:

Thank you very much for all your help in advance!
Maria

For more information about this project, please visit the blogs linked above and contact Melinda or Maria directly.

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This post was published on February 23rd, 2011. Post topics: Charity Quilting.

One Response to “Blocks for Charity: The Lantern Project”

  1. Maria says:

    Dear Michele!

    Thank you very much for all your help! I’ve just written a new post on what’s been happening lately around it!

    http://patchworkmill.blogspot.com/2011/02/blocks-for-charity-status-report.html

    Maria

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