I run an email quilting group called Kiwiquilters. I started this group around 7 years ago when I was suffering from lack of contact with other quilters. There are now over 450 members, mainly in New Zealand but also Kiwis overseas, plus some other non-Kiwis who have a NZ connection. One tradition we have that we share with many traditional quilt guilds is to call for healing hearts for members or their friends/relatives who are grieving or suffering in some way. Members who want to contribute make a heart block, and these are collected by the organiser, then put together into a quilt. The group has generously made me a quilt on account of my accident.
Note the matching purple bedlinen! I chose the purple backgrounds with cream or yellow hearts - usually they're done on a cream background. And here's the reverse which has a couple of blocks too.
Aren't they a wonderful group?