Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fall 2016 Quilty Orphan Adoption Event

Quilting is more fun than Housework
Can you imagine how many projects are tucked away in cupboards just waiting to be finished?!  I know there are quite a few in just my sewing room alone.  Many of these projects are no longer loved and the initial enthusiasm to finish them is long gone.  We all tell ourselves we will get to it "Someday", but if we are honest with ourselves, we know there are just too many other projects we want to work on.

Well my friends, it is time to get those projects out of our sewing rooms and into the hands of someone that will finish them! 

This Quilty Orphan Adoption event helps in getting those projects to quilters that will finish them and give them some much deserved attention.  And I can say from experience, it feels great to release the burden and move onto something you really want to work on!

Last spring, Libby at Life on the Hill adopted out a couple of cat panels she no longer wanted and was quickly rewarded with seeing them sewn up into finished quilts that were donated to a kid's charity.  You can read more about it here.

Now it is time for the Fall Quilty Adoption Event!

Orphan Adoption Event
September 16th, 2016 through September 18th, 2016

Here are some more details:

1.  I am going to ask that any "orphan" linked up must be given away for free.  (If you are wanting to destash for money, there are other venues to do that on.)  I think it is fair that if you need to, you can ask that shipping costs be paid.  Just be sure and put that information clearly in your post.  And know that both parties enter into the deal at their own risk.  I hold no responsibility.

2. Have clear pictures and descriptions on what you are putting up for adoption.

3. Define the criteria for how you will decide who will adopt the item.  Is it a random number giveaway, do you only want it to go to charity, or is there some other criteria that needs to be met?

4.  Be sure and identify where you are located and where you are willing to ship to.

5. Define how long you are keeping the adoption open and when you expect to award the adoption.

6. Remember to link back to my blog so your readers can see what else is being offered.  And feel free to grab a button!

The ability to link up your blog, Instagram, Flickr, or Facebook post will be open through Sunday September 18th.  You can award your adoption on any date you choose after the 18th.  Feel free to offer as little or as much as you want.  It can be blocks, books/patterns, kits, printed panels, fabric, quilt tops...anything that you hope someone else will use and you wish to get rid of the burden.

As a thank you for participating and linking up a project, I will put your name in a hat for this colorful fat quarter bundle of these fun Riley Blake Designs geometric prints.  To those linking up from outside the US, due to shipping costs, I may not be able to send the fabric but I would be happy to send you any of my digital patterns.

So go look on those shelves and those deep dark corners in your sewing room and see what you have to clean out and move on.  I am sure there will be someone who is more than willing to adopt what you have to offer and get it finished!


And if you are looking to adopt a project, please read each blog post and be sure you only offer to adopt those orphans you know you can finish.  The object of this event is to get these things finished, not just stored on another shelf.  Thanks!


cityquilter grace said...

great event! one of my giveaways has been spoken for already!

GranChris said...

Great idea. I just unloaded mine at out Guild meeting.

audrey said...

I remember this from last year! Too much fun. I will poke around in my cupboard and see if I have anything to unload!

Jayne said...

I did it!! I'm finally looking for a good home for my orphans...thanks cynthia!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

A great variety of projects up for adoption. I haven't been in my study much since I've been back to school...but will have something for the next one. :)

Laurie said...

One question. I do have quite a few blocks I'd love to pass on to someone but I don't have a public blog. Does Instagram work or maybe I should just set a blog up 😁

Barbara Winkler said...

We can use ANY and ALL blocks to make a Quilt of Valor for our Veterans!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for hosting another Quilty Orphan Adoption Event!! I am between out-of-town trip and will see what I can scare up to participate.

audrey said...

Okay! I managed to find some projects that need to move down the road. Most are not as special as yours, but hopefully someone will want to have fun with it! I forgot to add your button with my post but will attach it to my sidebar. Thanks for a great idea! This was excellent timing for me.:)

Yanicka said...

Number 3 is adopted!!!!

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

This is such a great idea! I'm very late to the party, but hoping someone can use my extra blocks that are just sitting in a drawer.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

What a great idea. May they all find new homes.

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