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West Hartford

Community Quilt Day 2024

Join us in turning our scraps into colorful and cozy quilts to be donated to Journey Home in Hartford. (This is a free event.)

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Community Quilt Day 2024
Community Quilt Day 2024

Time & Location

Jan 28, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

West Hartford, 207 Park Rd 2nd floor, West Hartford, CT 06119, USA

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About the event

Our  scrap basket is overflowing and it's time to turn them into beautiful  scrappy blankets to donate to Journey Home. Journey Home is a local  organization finding innovative solutions to end homelessness in  Hartford. We are excited to be partnering again with them on this  project! This year there are even more ways to help out!

JANUARY 12TH - 26TH

PHASE 1: AT HOME BLOCK MAKING

All of our blocks are created using an improvisational method: essentially sew two pieces together, press flat, add another piece and keep on going! At home sewers will pick up packs of fabric from the studio between January 17th and January 22nd, sew the blocks at home, and return to the studio by January 26th. There's no minimum or maximum number of blocks-- every bit helps! 

JANUARY 24TH

SCRAP SORTING

Join us at the studio from 9am - 11am to sort our scraps in preparation for Sunday's sewing!

BY JANUARY 26TH

COLLECTION DAY!

We are looking for donations of cotton quilting fabric for the backing (2-4 yard cuts) and twin size cotton batting. (Want to buy it and have it sent straight to us? Check out our Amazon wishlist!) Last year we made 12 quilts so we need a fair amount! Batting can be batting scraps sewn together. It doesn't need to be brand new. We ask that all donations and made-at-home blocks be donated by this date. We can schedule a time that works best for you to drop off.

JANUARY 28th

COMMUNITY QUILT DAY!

Sign up to join us in the studio for some sewing and quilt piecing!

-Community Quilt Day is open to all ages and all skill levels.

-Kids must be 8 years old or over to use a sewing machine.

-Kids not currently enrolled in an after school class must be accompanied by an adult.

-No sewing experience is necessary.

-If you don't want to sew (or aren't old enough) we have plenty of  work to do including sorting scraps, helping the sewers and more!

-Sign up is in 1 hour intervals but please feel free to sign up for  as many as you can. Space is limited so please do not take a space if  you won't be able to make it!

-PLEASE NOTE: If you are signing up to join us on the day you may be asked to sort and press scraps, trim blocks or sew. Please be willing to join in wherever you're needed (and your skills fit!). 

JANUARY 28th - FEBRUARY 16TH

QUILTING AND BINDING (at home)

If you're an experienced quilter (you don't have to be an amazing quilter-- but you should have done it before) then please help us baste, quilt and bind the quilts! You will be provided with the quilt top, batting, backing and binding. We ask that quilts are picked up the week of the January 28th and returned by February 16th.

MORE DETAILS

-Attendance is limited to 8 people per hour to ensure that we can keep adequate space among all participants.

-Masks are currently optional

-Please don't attend if you don't feel well!

-All participants are required to sign a waiver upon arrival.

Tickets

  • AT HOME BLOCK MAKER

    Pick up scrap bags from the studio (or provide your own) between January 15th and 19th. Use improvisational techniques to create quilt blocks at least 13" x 13". You can trim at home or we can trim at the studio. Return blocks and unused scraps no later than January 26th

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  • BATTING, BACKING AND BINDING

    We need 2-4 yard cuts of quilting cotton for the backing. We need twin size batting -- pieced together batting is welcome! Please check out our Amazon Wishlist in the event description if you would like to have batting sent to us directly! If you have leftover binding from quilts that you want to donate we will gladly accept it. Please drop off at the studio no later than January 26th.

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  • SCRAP SORTER

    Join me at the studio on Wed, Jan 24th from 9am - 11am to sort through the scraps so they're ready for sewers on Sunday!

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  • QUILTING AND FINISHING

    Pick up pieced quilt tops the week of January 28th along with backing and batting. It's up to you how the quilt is quilted, tied and bound! Please return no later than February 16th.

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  • 10am - 11am

    Join us on the day of to help sort and press fabric, trim blocks, sew together scraps and piece together quilt tops. No quilting experience is needed. There is a lot that needs to be done during the day so please be willing to help out wherever you're needed!

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  • 11am - 12pm

    Join us on the day of to help sort and press fabric, trim blocks, sew together scraps and piece together quilt tops. No quilting experience is needed. There is a lot that needs to be done during the day so please be willing to help out wherever you're needed!

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  • 12pm - 1pm

    Join us on the day of to help sort and press fabric, trim blocks, sew together scraps and piece together quilt tops. No quilting experience is needed. There is a lot that needs to be done during the day so please be willing to help out wherever you're needed!

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  • 1pm - 2pm

    Join us on the day of to help sort and press fabric, trim blocks, sew together scraps and piece together quilt tops. No quilting experience is needed. There is a lot that needs to be done during the day so please be willing to help out wherever you're needed!

    $0.00
  • 2pm - 3pm

    Join us on the day of to help sort and press fabric, trim blocks, sew together scraps and piece together quilt tops. No quilting experience is needed. There is a lot that needs to be done during the day so please be willing to help out wherever you're needed!

    $0.00
    Sold Out

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