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Update: Marine Comfort Quilt Blocks

The blocks will go into quilts being sent to Gold Star families –
families whose servicemember has been killed in the war (they are NOT going
into quilts being sent to soldiers). This has confused some folks and it
makes a difference in what one writes on a block.

 Please do not write within 1" of the edge of the block – this allows for
trimming and seam.

But….please do write a message of support to the family and sign your
name & hometown. It was so special to see in my quilt messages from people
in Chicago, Texas, Utah, Minnesota, and on and on. Also, these quilts may
well end up hanging on a wall (as mine is) so it is best to write so it can
be seen. (I have pens I’ll bring to guild with me.)

Block requirements are absolutely any block, any fabric, 12.5 square
(unfinished size)!

Thank you one and all for your contributions – they will be cherished
more than you can ever imagine.

 PS….if you want to make a bunch of blocks but you only want to sign a
few of them, I will take unsigned blocks and find groups to sign blocks
(MOMS is doing a packaging for the troops on Monday and I’ll be taking a
pile of blocks to them for signing). There are a lot of people out there who
don’t sew (crazy as that seems!!!) and they are usually so delighted to be
able to sign a block for a quilt.


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