April 11, 2018

LoveLoud Quilt - Call for Block donations.

I am putting out a call for block donations for a quilt or quilts celebrating the LoveLoud movement.

Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons founded the LOVELOUD Foundation to help ignite the relevant and vital conversation about what it means to unconditionally love, understand, accept and support  our LGBTQ+ friends and family.

When I saw the Logo I instantly fell in love because, A: it's a heart. But mostly because of the design.


I instantly thought that it needed to be a quilt block. 

So, I am making a quilt or two. I have contacted the LoveLoud foundation through Instagram and asked if it is okay to use their logo. They gave permission, as long as nothing is sold. So, i will not be taking or making any money for this project.  

My goal is to make 1 or more quilts to be auctioned off as a fundraiser for the Encircle House in Provo at their upcoming art fundraiser. Depending upon the number of blocks received I would also like to make one for Dan and his family as a way to honor him for putting this foundation together. 

My friend Sari (@sariditty) drew up the pattern for paper piecing. 



I'd like to keep them looking similar to the original logo. It's a rainbow with white background or black background.


I think it would look awesome with rainbow on gray as well - like a Moda Crossweave or Essex linen. 

Instructions. Sew Left and Right sides individually. Use a colored fabric for # 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 15. Use a background for all of the rest. There is one strip that goes down the center on each page. On the left side #1 is background and #2 is the same as #15.  On the Right side side #1 is a color and #2, 3 and 4 are all background. 


UPDATE: My friend Kairle Oaks designed an easier version. You can find it on her blog over here:


So, how to donate. I would love any blocks that you'd like to create using the pattern. If you would like to donate, but don't have fabric please email me your Name, Address and Instagram and how many you'd like to make and I will mail you a kit. Riley Blake Designs has donated fabric, so please let me know if you would like a kit.  

The Deadline i'm looking at is June 30, 2018. There is an art auction at the Encircle house in the fall and I'd like to submit a quilt for that. It's possible that we auction one off on Instagram and just donate the money to the LoveLoud foundation or just donate it to the foundation and they can auction it off on their own. 

Please send to: 1472 East Evergreen Lane, Salt Lake City, UT 84106

If you're in the Salt Lake Valley - we may be able to arrange for drop off at a local quilt shop. 


And, if you'd like to help financially please donate HERE. 

11 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful idea! Can you post a picture of a finished quilt square?

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  2. I'm having trouble with the center, how does it go together and attach the two sides together?

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  3. Thank you for doing this, you're amazing.

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    1. Thank you for saying this. I am just trying to do my best to make the world a better place.

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  4. Marcia KerstetterJune 4, 2018 at 6:45 PM

    Such a wonderful idea! Thank you for all you are doing. I am happy to be a part of it!

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  5. This is awesome and I can't wait to get started! All of my children are LGBTQ+ as are many of their friends. My three have all struggled with depression and anxiety, but they're all stable and healthy now. I love and support my kids, and they know our house is always safe for anyone who needs it. I can't even express how much this means to me. Thank you.

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    1. Jenn. Thank you so much for your comment. I'm so glad they, and you are all doing well. I love stories like yours. Things are getting better. I truly believe it.

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  6. I just love that you're doing this & wish I'd found out about it sooner. As a beginning quilter there's no way I could meet the deadline. But I support your effort in many prayers!

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