Wadena area quilters: Help support Ukraine by making a quilt block
The blocks will be collected through the end of May and then woven into throw quilts. Hometown Crafts employee Linnea Gray hopes the community can send at least four or five quilts.
WADENA — Quilting is often a labor of love with patterns picked specially for friends and family members. A quilt project with Hometown Crafts offers this love to people in Ukraine.
People are welcome to pick up a free quilt pattern at Hometown Crafts. The pattern requires three different fabrics (gold, blue and white) of about a quarter yard each. Employee Linnea Gray says the blocks take about an hour and a half to complete.
“We’re doing it in the blue and the yellow because that’s what Ukraine’s colors are,” Gray explained. “We have to give a little support from here, let them know that we’re thinking about them over here.”
The project is being shared across quilting blogs with different free patterns. Employees and customers have created a few blocks as of early April and a sewing group plans to create more blocks. Gray said customers are “pretty open” to creating a block or two.
The blocks will be collected through the end of May and then woven into throw quilts. Gray hopes the community can send at least four or five quilts. Staff are researching how the quilts will make it to Ukraine through possible charities.
“My goal is to have all our clothes lines that we have strung across here filled with blocks. I mean that would be so cool,” Gray said. “Maybe we’ll just have a day where people can come and help us put the quilts together, and make it another group effort so people feel part of something.”
For more information, visit the store, call 218-631-3141 or visit the Hometown Crafts and Fabrics Facebook page.