Leanne @Devoted Quilter posted a week ago on Instagram about a fire at a senior’s home across the street from where she lives. Thankfully the residents all were quickly evacuated and unharmed, but unfortunately, the fire completely destroyed the home. There were 21 residents, and Leanne is organizing a block drive to make a quilt for each of the residents. To learn more about the block drive and how you can contribute, please visit Leanne’s Block Drive for Seniors Displaced by Fire post from Wednesday.
The block is a 10-inch finished (10 1/2-inch unfinished) courthouse steps block, which comes together very quickly. I used every print that came in a Cotton + Steel layer cake that I have had in my stash for a while (along with one additional red print) to make 8 blocks to send to Leanne.
Leanne mentioned that she needed backing fabric, binding fabric, and batting support as well. I offered to send enough Quilter’s Dream Dream Orient for 2 quilts and some binding fabric. However, Leanne already had received enough offers for binding (hooray), so I have the batting and blocks ready to ship to her.
In 2015, the quilting community was there for me when I asked for blocks to make quilts for local children in my area who needed some extra comfort, and I am glad I can extend my aid in return for others. I hope you consider making a block to send to Leanne.