Friday, June 08, 2007

Virginia Tech Block Update!

The blocks you see here are only a small sampling of the Virginia Tech Memorial Quilt Blocks that we have received to date. We are in the process of documenting and photographing all of these special and moving blocks. Here at Grandma's Attic, approximately 172 of the more than 500 blocks that we have received are hanging on the walls of our classroom. If you can, we encourage you to visit us and see these lovely blocks in person. We hope to make all of the block photos available in the near future.

Needless to say, receiving quilt blocks and messages from all over the world has completely blown us away. At night, when no one is in the shop, I've caught Stephen standing in the middle of the classroom absorbed in thought as he examines all of the blocks. Again, if you live close to Grandma's Attic, you'll want to come in and see them for yourself.

UPDATE: Below are two more pictures of the blocks that are hanging in our classroom. You can click on the images to get a larger view to better appreciate the love and talent that has gone into each one.



5 comments:

Quilting Journey said...

You have all done such an outstanding job with this project! Even seeing a small selection of your design wall makes my heart fill up with so many emotions from all of the love and caring of so many! I loved participating in this heart warming experience, just seeing my little block in this photo touched me so deeply and sharing my extra fabric with quilters and fellow bloggers, gave me a chance to pay it forward. You have touched so many hearts with your own committment and enthusiasm and allowed each of us to join in and share in the joy of feeling as if we did something postive to help others. Thank you so much for all you do, Rachel!

Anonymous said...

I hope you post pictures of the finished quilts, it will fun to try am find my block

Grandma Rachel said...

Well, we've got some exciting news! Currently, we're developing a a schedule for documenting every block we've received and lining up the people to help us sew them into the finished quilts!

We will publish the schedule on our blog here so you can stay up-to-date on the very latest development of this wonderful and heart-moving project.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Rachel, I was wondering when you would have an update on the Virginia Tech Memorial Quilts. I sent a block in some time ago, am anxious to see my block in one of the quilts. Just wondering about the progress on these wonderful quilts! Thanks....Have a blessed day! Patricia Fry, Jacksonville, FL

Grandma Rachel said...

The Virginia Tech Memorial Quilt Block Project is well underway. At the present time all of the blocks are out being photographed and catalogued. We'll be posting more information plus some exciting new developments about this project in the next couple of days. We can't wait for everyone to see their blocks.