Building Blocks
8 x 8quilt block

Building Blocks now hangs on the ReStore, operated by Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity.


This block, first published in Household Magazine in 1929, incorporates the navy and green colors associated with Habitat for Humanity International.


Thermal Belt Habitat was formed in May 1983 as a direct result of a Rotary Club community service project to insulate homes of needy families in Tryon, NC. Rotarians, assisted by local churches, founded this affiliate when they discovered most homes were in such poor condition that insulation would be a wasted effort.  The Thermal Belt goal was to meet the extensive housing needs found throughout Polk County, NC and Landrum, SC.  The first house was dedicated in August 1984 and, as of August 2012, 64 houses have been built for local residents.


Habitat for Humanity International, founded in 1976, is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry which supports the belief that every person should have a decent, safe and decent place to live.  To date Habitat has built more than 500,000 houses, occupied by 2.5 million people worldwide.


Hung April 2013

Funded by the Mary F. Kessler Fund/Polk County Community Foundation, Tryon, NC