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A Quilt of Many Colors

Kansas City Community Quilt Block Project 

Welcome to our exciting community quilt block project! We are thrilled to invite you to be a part of this creative endeavor that will not only showcase your individual talents but also bring us all together as a community. 

Project Overview: 

Objective: Create 12.5" x 12.5" quilt blocks using the provided scrap quilting fabric. 

Impact: Your quilt blocks will be transformed into a multitude of lap quilts, which will be distributed among our low-income nursing home community. Your contribution will bring warmth, comfort, and a sense of community to those who need it the most. By using these fabric scraps, we contribute to a greener environment, ensuring they don't end up in a landfill. Here at The Sewing Labs, we always do what we can to promote recycling and sustainability. As our Cofounder, Lonnie Vanderslice, once said, “There are no throwaways”.  


Grab Your Bag: Inside this bag, you'll find a selection of scrap quilting fabric. Feel free to mix and match colors and patterns to unleash your creativity. 

Size Matters: Aim for a final quilt block size of 12.5" x 12.5". Trim any excess fabric to achieve the desired dimensions. 


Choose Your Block: 

Simple Grid: Arrange different squares of fabric in a grid pattern. 

Nine-Patch: Divide your block into nine equal squares and mix up the fabrics. 

Log Cabin: Start with a central square and build outward, adding strips of fabric in a spiral pattern. 

Creative Freedom: These quilt blocks and be anything your mind can create in a 12.5”X12.5” square! 

Sew it Together: Whether you're a seasoned quilter or a beginner, anyone can make a quilt block! Just have fun and enjoy the process! 

Return Your Masterpiece: Once your quilt block is complete, drop it off at The Sewing Labs by February 14th, Valentine’s Day.  


Experiment: Don't be afraid to try new things. This project is about expressing your unique style! 

Community Spirit: Consider hosting a virtual or in-person quilting circle to share ideas and progress. 

Thank you for contributing to this community quilt project. Your creativity and enthusiasm will make this project a true reflection of our vibrant and diverse community.