Library calling for all quilters to turn in their squares by Oct. 1

Earlier this spring the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library put out a call for quilt squares for the Library’s Quilts for a Cause project. This was a way for our community to come together while staying safely apart.

And the community answered resoundingly. We’ve received squares with both traditional and contemporary designs, squares in shades of blue, purple, pink, yellow, green, and red. Some contain a message, while others are just fun and whimsical.

To date, the Library has received more than a hundred squares, and more continue to arrive. Anyone who has a square to contribute to the project is asked to bring it inside a re-sealable plastic bag and a label with their name and phone number or e-mail address to a Library location by Thursday, Oct. 1.

Before you bring it in, however, the Library is asking participants to post photos of their squares on social media with the tag #QuiltsForACause

“With more than 100 donated quilt squares, I am truly impressed with the variety and style of each entry. I’m excited to see how each piece will be assembled together, said Loveland Branch Manager Lesleigh Chumbley. “A big thanks goes out to everyone who participated in the project and share their artistic creations with us.”

Be sure to follow the Library blog at cincinnatilibrary.org/blogs/ and on social media for updates on the Quilts for a Cause project.

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