One of the traditions of Kiwiquilters, the email group for NZ quilters that I set up in 1999, is to call for hearts from members when a KQ or someone in their family or one of their close friends has suffered serious illness or loss. Making a heart or 2 is no big task, and somebody collects the individual hearts (made to a standard 6.5 inch size, normally on a cream background) and makes the quilt. It's a wonderful expression of caring that I know is really appreciated by the recipient. Two of our members are in this position at present, so I made hearts over the weekend. I found a ...I don't know just what to call it....it comprised a number of small squares sewn together to make a rectangle. The squares were all hand dyed and stamped, all in different colours. Anyway, I've never found a use for this so I chopped it up for hearts.