Have a Heart, Make a Quilt Campaign FAQs
What is the Have a Heart, Make a Quilt Campaign?
AccuQuilt and the American Heart Association are co-sponsoring this campaign to help support the fight against heart disease. You can help us by coming to AccuQuilt’s Omaha headquarters and creating a quilt block (with a heart) in memory or in honor of someone you love. The blocks that are created during the month of February will be used to create one or more quilts that will be on display at the annual Go Red for Women Expo in Omaha this September, and then donated to the American Heart Association to be auctioned at the event.
I live near Omaha, how do I get there and what time should I come?
AccuQuilt’s Headquarters are located at 8843 S 137th Circle in Omaha. Stop in and create your block any weekday, Jan. 24 – Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Do I need to call and make a reservation?
If you have a group larger than five, please call 402.934.1110 ahead of time and let us know you are coming and how many.
I don’t live in Omaha, how can I participate?
You are welcome to participate even if you don’t live in Omaha. Using your own materials and following these guidelines: Fabric must be in the red, pink and/or white color palette with a 6 1/2" or 12 1/2" unfinished size. (Leave your blocks unfinished, no quilting or binding.) Blocks must include at least one of the heart shapes on the GO! Hearts-2”, 3”, 4” (55029) or GO! Queen of Hearts (55325) dies.
Send your block to AccuQuilt no later than March 1, 2013. Mail to AccuQuilt, 8843 S 137th Circle, Omaha, NE 68138. Blocks will not be returned.
Is there a specific block size?
Yes. 6” or 12” finished block sizes.
What fabrics should I use?
If you create your block at AccuQuilt’s Headquarters in Omaha, fabric will be provided. If you submit your own block, use any fabrics in a red, pink and/or white color palette.
Are there shape requirements?
Yes. Each block must include at least one heart from the GO! Heart-2", 3", 4" (55029) or GO! Queen of Hearts (55325) dies. If you don’t own a GO! fabric cutting system, you can also download the shapes here for use on this project.
Where do I find the block patterns?
We’re not requiring use of a specific block pattern however each block must include at least one heart from the GO! Heart-2”, 3”, 4” (55029) or GO! Queen of Hearts (55325) dies. We are leaving it up to your creativity!
Can I design my own block?
Absolutely! Just incorporate one of the GO! heart shapes, the red, pink and/or white color palette, and 6 1/2" or 12 1/2" unfinished block size. (Leave your blocks unfinished, no quilting or binding.)
Can I create more than one block?
Yes. You can create more than one block, however, AccuQuilt reserves the right to determine final block choices for finished quilt top layout. Depending on the number of blocks created and the layout of the quilts, we cannot guarantee that every block will be used if someone submits more than one. We will do our best to use as many as we can!
How long does the Have a Heart, Make a Quilt Campaign run?
January 24 – February 28, 2013
Will my block be returned if it’s not used within a quilt?
No. By participating in the Have a Heart, Make a Quilt Campaign, you are donating your block to AccuQuilt and the American Heart Association to support the Go Red for Women Expo in September. All blocks submitted will become the property of AccuQuilt and the American Heart Association and will not be returned to their original owner.
Can I sign my block?
If you do want to sign your block, please do so on the seam on the back.
How do I contact AccuQuilt with questions?
Please email your question to email@example.com.
I’m a blogger. Can I help promote the Have a Heart, Make a Quilt Campaign on my blog?
Yes. Please link to www.accuquilt.com/heart or copy/paste one of the following embeddable blog buttons:125 x 125px 200 x 200px 450 x 450px
We appreciate your support!
Stop In & Create Your Block
8843 S 137th Circle
Omaha, NE 68138
Dates & Times
January 24 – February 28, 2013
Mon–Fri 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.
Fabric and materials supplied