By now, I am sure all of you know about the Pulse Nightclub tragedy that happened in Orlando, Florida. Regardless of anyone’s beliefs about why it happened, or how it could have been prevented, innocent people were killed. Their families have been left with a giant, unfamiliar hole in their lives. Like most of you, this has rocked me emotionally this week. Thankfully, in the face of horrible events like this, you can always count on quilters to step up their game. If you haven’t yet seen, the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is hosting a Quilts for Pulse quilt drive. They are trying to make at least 100 quilts for the survivors, victims’ families, first responders, and even the local LGBT centres. What an effort!

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So it’s time Glitterati, time to spread glitter to the world with our open hearts, and heart-filled quilts. Make a heart block, make a heart quilt, or something in between. Organiser and president of the Orlando MQG, Alissa Lapinsky, is working her patootie off to make this happen. Check out the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild for full details, and the hashtag #QuiltsForPulse on Instagram. This is now a global quilting event of the best kind, and you need to be a part of it. My daughter, Charlotte is here for the weekend, and we will definitely be creating a heartfelt mess in the sewing studio tomorrow! It’s time for all of us to work together to wrap those affected by this tragedy in a 100 quilty hugs. Let’s do this!

P.s. Can we all give Alissa (and the dozens of other volunteers coordinating this event with her) some major air kisses!? Mwah mwah!


13 Responses

  1. Mary ann says:

    Joining a group of friends on Saturday to sew our hearts out. So hard to even conceive of that kind of hate. So far been working my heartbreak out calling and writing our Congress demanding gun control. ❤️💛💚💙💜

  2. Thanks for helping to promote this. All of us at the Orlando MQG really appreciate it and have been overwhelmed by everyone’s willingness to help.

  3. charlotte m. says:

    Quilters are the best people. I have been sewing my heart out here this morning. Let’s all help love win!

  4. Yes, major air kisses to Alissa and everyone organizing!! I am so grateful for the hard work that has gone into organizing this effort. Having something positive to do in the wake of the event is powerful.

  5. Amoreena says:

    I’ll be sewing quilt hearts with Julie & co this Friday. I’ve been heartbroken over what happened at Pulse. It’s impossible to really write how sad and frustrated I feel about it.

  6. Alison hingston says:

    Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild are contributing blocks made by members of which I am one. I wish quilters didn’t have to make blocks or quilts for tragedies like this. My heart breaks when I hear these news reports.

  7. Cathy Lindsay says:

    Thanks for getting the word out! I’ve made a block I’ll be sending off tomorrow, and I hope this outpouring of love and support is a comfort to those who get the quilts.

  8. Beth says:

    Thanks for the link, I had heard about the blocks but didn’t know where to send them. I am not in a guild, but I am sending a heart.

  9. Sam Morris says:

    thanks for sharing and quilting. Starting my second heart quilt top today.

  10. AJ says:

    Many thanks to Alissa and the members of the Orlando MQG for sponsoring the effort and to you and the other online quilty celebs helping to get the word out. I am so glad to be able to do something tangible and positive in response to something so senseless and horrible, especially when that something is quilts that will provide comfort to those directly affected by the tragedy.

  11. Lisa says:

    I’ve put out the call to some of my local friends in my traditional guild to give me hearts to put into a quilt. top…got 1/2 a quilts worth already , and I know the Modern Guild is organizing something as well….huge thank you to Alyssa and the Orlando Guild for organizing this.

  12. Sue says:

    Looking to make a few of these hearts in the next week or so. Do you know if anyone’s collecting and sending from Australia?

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