Blocks were made in Harrisonville, MO!

Week 50 found The Engineer and me on the road again, back down in GA tending to family business, but that didn’t keep us away from The 70273 Project. Have project, will travel, y’all. Here are a few highlights of week 50 . . .

I developed a new, revised, streamlined quilt reporting system for those working on blocks and turning them into  quilts. I’ll tell you all about it in a blog post real soon (and correct the affected blog posts) in case you’d like to make a group quilt.

L to R: The Engineer, Danny Tate, Bobby Tate

My mother went all-out and hosted a Hewell Family Block-Making Party and Dinner. There was much laughing, stitching, and eating. I’m gonna’ get y’all her recipe for Apple Dumplings. You’re gonna’ love me for that.

Making blocks in Harrisonville, Missouri!

On January 25, 2017,  Denniele Bohannon of Louanna Quilt Design hosted a block-making stitch-in in Harrisonville, Missouri, and there were enough blocks made for Lori East to make two quilts. Thank you, Denniele, Lori, and Missouri! Y’all stay tuned for an illustrated recap about that day soon.

January 27 was not only the 44th anniversary of the day I met The Engineer, it was Holocaust Remembrance Day around the world, and Christine Fitzgerald, Margaret Jackson, Mary Tucker, and other members of The Coxhoe Quilters were out in force, sharing news of The 70273 Project and providing people with information and materials for making blocks. Christine Fitzgerald wrote a poignant piece about some of the children who stopped by Durham Cathedral to hear of The 70273 Project and make blocks.

These creatively generous people sent blocks:
Margaret Williams (GA/USA)
Leni Fleming (CA/USA)
Andy (NC/USA)
Ada (GA/USA)
Jeanne Hewell-Chambers: (NC/USA)
Alison Chambers (GA/USA)
Robin Hewell (GA/USA)
Jerry Hewell (GA/USA)
Robert Hewell Tate (GA/USA)
Ashley Sherman (GA/USA)
C. D. Tate (GA/USA)
Mary Hewell Tate (GA/USA)
bringing our new block count to . . . 7383! Isn’t this wonderful, y’all? I’m so ticked and grateful.

Now remember to check back in about 3 hours for the next updated block count as we celebrate the first anniversary of The 70273 Project. I’ll see you then.

In the meantime, maybe you want to bring yourself up to speed by going:
here for the Let’s Celebrate Our First Year Anniversary Post
then here for week 48
then here for week 49