Colorado Quilts of Valor is hosting a Big Block Blowout. They’re collecting blocks to be made into quilts for our injured military personnel. Alycia does so much good work for the QOV program. All the details can be found on this blog post on Alycia’s blog. There are two different blocks, with directions, that can be made.
There are prizes!!!
Please visit Alycia’s blog and get the details and get started today. The blocks are due October 30.
bribe encourage you to participate and to challenge you to go above and beyond, I’m going to offer prizes strictly for my blog readers. Here’s how the prizes from Patchwork Times will work.
- For any one who makes 20 or more blocks, using the instructions on Alycia’s blog post, you will be entered to win.
- On October 30, I will post a link box and you must link up to your picture showing all 20 blocks you have made. (Your link can go to a photo sharing page, a blog or, if you don’t have access to anything like that, you can send me your picture and I’ll get it posted and get you entered.
- Your blocks have to be received by Alycia by October 30.
- When you send your blocks (at least 20) to Alycia, please put a note of some kind – Post-It note, index card, scrap of paper . . anything, and just write “Patchwork Times” on it. That way, Alycia will know to put your name down so that we can verify that your blocks were received and you are eligible for the drawing.
- A random number generator will choose the winner from those who link up. The link box will close on October 31 and on that evening, a winner will be drawn. Once Alycia confirms that 20 blocks were received by October 30, the winner will be notified.
- The prize from my blog will be a $50 gift certificate to an online quilt shop.
I know that it takes a lot of effort to make 20 blocks but that’s why I’m offering an incentive . . a prize! And you have to work hard if you want to be eligible.
So, hop on over to Alycia’s blog (link posted above) and get busy making blocks for a very worthy cause. I’m going to commit to making 20 blocks because I can’t ask you to do something I wouldn’t do myself, right?
Even if you cannot make 20 blocks, please try to send in as many as you can make.