Community Outreach Blocks for QuiltAway

Anna Chan’s All is Bright Upon that Cross

Since most of us are staying at home, what better time to get a jumpstart on the guild’s latest charity project: sewing 960 liberated-cross blocks for making 20 twin quilts as donations for Epiphany House.

Community Outreach had already planned a sewathon at QuiltAway, hoping participants would piece the blocks over the four-day retreat in June. But now Jessica Church and Adrienne Hickman are inviting all SFQG members to join in, and they’re making it easy for everyone to participate. You’ll find pictures to inspire you on this page (including Anna Chan’s All is Bright Upon that Cross, at left) and step-by-step instructions from the LollyQuiltz blog. Plus, there’s a prize for the person who pieces the most blocks.

What You Need to Know

  • Click here for directions for the liberated-cross block.
  • Use any colors or prints you like.
  • Start with 12″x12″ pieces of fabric or larger.
  • DO NOT square up your pieced blocks. How great is that!?! Once Community Outreach has enough blocks, volunteers will square them up and assemble the tops.
  • Got time for more than blocks? Feel free to make and donate a twin-size (60×80) quilt of you own design.
  • Please pin a label to your blocks; that way Jessica and Adrienne can keep track of how many each participant makes.
  • Turn in your blocks at QuiltAway or at the June 16th meeting.
  • The maker of the most blocks will be announced at the July meeting … and will win a $20 gift certificate to his/her favorite store.


About Epiphany House

The guild has donated quilts to this organization before, in support of its mission to strengthen family life by healing trauma, mental illness, substance abuse and ending cycles of homelessness and poverty through holistic client-centered care. You can learn more here.

Credit for the work at the top of this page goes to LollyQuiltz for the pieces at left and right, and to the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild for the middle quilt, titled Kelsey’s Crosses.