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!
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!