Quarantine Project

 

Right now our medical workers - nurses, doctors, custodians, first responders, hospice workers, so many people, are running into the "fire" of this virus so that we can run away from it.  Many of you are busy making masks, sending pizzas, doing what you can to support them.  Rocket Quilters would like to say Thank You to those medical workers.

 
To do this Rocket Quilters will be collecting blocks from members that honor the nurses, doctors, janitors, first responders, everyone who is working to keep us safe.  We'll be turning these blocks into 3x4 (12 block) wall hangings which will be presented to Cape Canaveral Hospital, Rockledge Reg Med Ctr, Hospice of St Francis, Viera Hospital, local first responders, and more. 
 
Here's the plan :
1.  Members are encouraged to make 12 1/2" (unfinished size) square blocks that honor our medical personnel.   Make 1, make many. 
     The more blocks we can collect, the more Thank You's we can send out.
2.  Blocks can be pieced, appliqued, embroidered, whatever you like.  Just be sure that they're washable.
3.  Blocks are due at the next meeting - (no, there's no set date for the next meeting, depends on the county and safety concerns for our members). 
4.  If you won't be attending the next meeting, please mail your blocks to: Rocket Quilters,  PO Box 793, Cocoa, FL  32923
5.  If you want an idea for a block, you can use this pattern with red and pink fabrics:  heart block
6.  You can write a short thank you on the block, but please make sure to use a pen that can be washed without running, blurring, or fading/disappearing.
 
We also need people to volunteer to put the blocks together into tops, and for people to quilt and bind them.  This small size can be quilted on your home machine and the binding will zip along quickly.
 
We are also looking for donations of batting and backing material.  These will be collected at the next meeting, no need to mail them :)
 
Any questions?  Please contact Susan Baker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Stacey Sharp at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Let's show our medical personnel, our medical center custodians, our first responders, our hospice workers, just how much they mean to us!
 

 

 

 

 

This trouble pillow measures 10" high and 6 ¼” in width.
The pocket is 4.5" high.  It takes a fat quarter size of fabric.
The pillow can be made out of cotton, fleece, flannel, etc.


If you have material to donate I can pick it up,
or you can bring it to the next meeting.

If you want to make a pillow, you can use any scrap material.
I am leaning towards children’s prints such as Winnie the Pooh,
ballerinas, lambs, soccer, Star Wars, Wonder Woman, Transformers,
fire engines etc.
The pillow can be decorated any way you want: eyes, noses, lace, rickrack, etc.


The only requirement is that there is a pocket.

Thank you for your help!

Irene 


 

 

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