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Crossroads Quilt Along

Hello Friends!

I am so proud and happy to be a part of this project with Kimberly and the entire FQS gang! Working with Kimberly is always a pleasure and working on this particular project has so much additional meaning for me. First, getting to design the quilt itself… inspired by a beautiful vintage sampler that Kimberly uncovered… was a wonderful process for me. Working from vintage quilts as inspiration is my favorite way of designing any project!

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Watch this fun video about the quilt HERE !!

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Second, knowing that all of our work is going to benefit the March of Dimes is such a wonderful motivator for me… and hopefully for you as well… and makes the designing and now the piecing of this quilt so much more meaningful to me.

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My daughter was born full term, as were both of my boys, but at 6 weeks of age she suddenly came down with life threatening meningitis. We lived in the NICU for the following 31 days, never going home, to be with her as she literally fought for her tiny little life. Although she was not a premie, we were surrounded by dozens of preemies and witnessed first hand the depth, length and difficulty of the struggle of those tiny, tiny little babies and their families. I will never forget some of them and when Kimberly first talked to me about the opportunity to work on something that would benefit the March of Dimes, I jumped at it!

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I hope you have already joined us or if not, that you will now!!

Kimberly has a fabulous kit for the entire quilt  [including backing] from STRAWBERRY FIELDS REVISITED or of course you can work alongside of us from your own fabrics as well, donating each month for the blocks as they are downloaded.

More info on all of the details from the Fat Quarter Shop HERE and HERE too!

A fun interview with Kimberly and I about the project on the MODA Blog HERE...

To get started, download your first block now!

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Thanks everyone and I really hope you are joining us!

 

Joanna

Comments

Thank You Joanna for undertaking this project with Kimberly and the whole FQS Team. I love that it is not just a Sew Along, but will benefit the March of Dimes. Thank you also for sharing your story - so thankful it had a happy ending.

I am so happy that the first blocks are these adorable house blocks! I am making my Crossroads quilt with a scrappy theme, combining LOTS of Fig Tree fabric lines that are in my stash.... including some original Strawberry Fields that I have been hoarding away. I just can't tell you how much I love your Fig Tree fabrics, and how gorgeous they turn out in projects!

Great idea ... our Quilters Guild makes premmie quilts for both local hospitals' neonatal units and it is amazing how many they need each month. Please show us the vintage quilt that inspired your Crossroads quilt, I love vintage quilts ... if it's shown here somewhere, I'm not finding it. Thanks!


Its shown in the video. It is the red and blue quilt.

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