Two hundred fifty-three days into our coronavirus stay at home stint, and the Plant Worry Grow HOPE quilt pattern is finally ready for release! This pattern includes 14 different foundation paper pieced block patterns, including a taste of appliqué with the three large tree tops, as well as three different project ideas: a lap quilt, a table runner, and a pillow. It is now available for purchase in my Payhip shop, and 50% of all profits will be donated to charities that are working to grow hope in my community.
Sewing these trees has been my balm during the past many months, and I am excited to be able to share them with you. The forest always brings me solace, so being able to stitch my worries away as I slowly built this quilty forest of hope has been a big help these past months. I hope that the serenity of sewing helps bring you some peace and hope as we buckle down and renew our stay at home efforts as the coronavirus cases steeply rise once more.
The lap quilt option finishes at 53″ x 60″ and can be made larger or smaller simply by including more or less trees. I’m looking forward to wrapping up in this quilt once we get through this pandemic!
The pillow option finishes at 20″ x 20″ but can also be customized by switching out different tree options, or by choosing different fabrics. There’s also a table runner option that finishes at 12″ x 53″ and will certainly brighten any setting.
This pattern is available for an introductory $14 for the first week, after which it will be its standard $18. Fifty percent of profits from the first month of sales will be donated to the following three organizations:
- Waldo County Bounty, which is working to improve food security for ALL people in my county here in rural Maine during the COVID-19 crisis;
- Reparations Maine, a mutual aid project working to connect land owners with descendants of enslaved Africans and other indigenous people who want deeded land on occupied Wabanaki Confederacy territory in Maine; and,
- The For Us By Us Fund, a flexible funding and organizing initiative that seeks to support the creative and organizing efforts of People of Color (PoC) in Maine.
While my first quilt top is complete, I’m certainly not finished sewing these trees. Coronavirus cases are again on the rise, and the fight toward an antiracist country that values and supports all people is going to be a long road.
Head over and buy Plant Worry Grow Hope now, and join me in burying some worries with a needle and thread, and watching the hope grow.