COVID Quilt Project

The auction is LIVE and runs from November 16 – 30, 2020.

Click here: https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/covid-quilt-project-13212

These are only a few of the over 50 items created by volunteers—piece by piece—that are featured in the on-line auction.

This grassroots project supports the Gary Sinise Foundation  and their Emergency COVID-19 Combat Service Campaign helping veterans, service members, first responders and their families who have been affected by the pandemic.

Whether you want to remember 2020 or forget it, there is something for you—inspiring words on a wall hanging, warm and comforting quilts to cuddle under, and more.

Each one-of-a kind item is handcrafted by volunteers who assembled them from just under 1,000 blocks (stitched pieces) donated by volunteers across the US. Many of the items have the maker’s signature as well as inspirational and personal messages; all have the specially-designed COVID Quilt Project label.

Visit our Facebook page “COVID Quilt Project.”

Disclaimer: The COVID Quilt Project and its volunteers are not directly affiliated with any 501(c)(3) non-profit.

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Our Goals:
To memorialize the profound impact the pandemic COVID-19 has had on our lives and document this historic global event for future generations.

To raise funds for those in need.

The COVID Quilt Project proudly supports the Gary Sinise Foundation.
https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/

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A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the COVID Quilt Project that proudly supports the Gary Sinise Foundation’s campaign to help service members, veterans, and first responders affected by the pandemic.

We are humbled by the response to this grassroots effort during the difficult times and the impact that it will make.

The on-line auction of the one-of-a-kind items created will be November 16-30, 2020.  More information coming!

In the meantime…

“Not everything that can be counted counts. Not everything that counts can be counted.”

 William Bruce Cameron 

For those who like to count, here are the numbers:

–  Just under 1,000 dazzling blocks came in envelopes, boxes, some were even hand-delivered

–  68 volunteers from sea to shining sea created blocks; some with inspiring messages

–  23 volunteers pieced and machine quilted/longarmed the creations

– 10 COVID Quilt Project 2020 keepsakes given out as prizes

– 1 Grand Prize of Professional Free-motion quilting of a personal quilt

– Over 50 quilts, wall hangings, table toppers/runners, and bed runners

For those who know what really counts:

            – Volunteers coming together to have an impact by connecting, sewing, and supporting those who protect us—service members, veterans, and first responders.

Click here to see the names and states of those who submitted blocks and were eligible for the COVID Quilt Project 2020 keepsake drawing and grand prize.

  Name and State List

The volunteers listed below went the extra miles to support this effort:

The COVID Quilt Project 2020 keepsake winners are:

     Becky W. (VA)

     Bonnie B. (VA)

     Elaine P. (VA)

     Elna B. (ID)

     Julia S. (NE)

     Martha L. (AL)

     Martina R. (FL)

     Sandra C. (MD)

     Sandra M. (SC)

     Teresa S. (NY)  

The winner of the GRAND Prize is simple all-over free-motion quilting of a quilt by Sue Moats (MD):

     Sharon L. (WA)

Note: Winners were selected by a computerized random number generator (not a human). The COVID Quilt Project Team was not eligible for the prizes.

Disclaimer: The COVID Quilt Project and its volunteers are not directly affiliated with any 501(c)(3) non-profit; however, this project proudly supports the Gary Sinise Foundation and its mission.

Click here for pictures of YOUR work: http://fnader.com/wp/covid-quilt-block-submissions/

Suggested blocks with space for your message. Click on the link in each block for the Pattern.

A great way to use the scraps from all those masks you have made!

Our goal is 1,000 blocks in 120 days!

When are these blocks due? Postmarked by August 31, 2020

Downloadable Flyer:

Who will get the blocks and what will be done with them?
Volunteer ‘toppers’ and machine quilters/longarmers will create quilts and/or wall hangings. Pictures will be posted here. When completed, there will be an on-line auction to raise funds.

If you would like to volunteer to assemble a top from the blocks received or machine quilt/longarm a quilt, please send an email to marianne@mmelliott.com

Where do I send the blocks?

Mail blocks to:
Marianne Elliott
3533 Hopeland Road
Frederick, MD 21704

Mailing Directions:

  1. If mailing ONE block, fold it carefully and mail in a standard business size envelope with a “forever” stamp. It cannot be more than ¼” thick.
  2. If mailing MORE than ONE block, use a manila envelope, a mailing bag, a box, etc. and, place them in a sealable plastic bag.
  3. Please be sure to attach the correct postage so your blocks don’t arrive “postage due” or are returned for insufficient postage. Mailing Tips:
  • Include an address label (name and address) inside the sealable plastic bag in case the outside envelope or box is damaged.
  • Remove the metal clasp from manila envelopes so that they can be run through the postal machines and will cost less to mail.

Watch this website for pictures of works-in-progress, completed quilts, and the upcoming on-line auction!

Thank you!

The COVID Quilt Project Team