Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fall 2017 Quilty Orphan Adoption Event

Fall 2017 Quilty Orphan Adoption Event

Quilting is more fun than Housework

Ever wonder 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.  Sound familiar?

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!

the cat's meow | by quilts by lisa

Lisa Marie shared this quilt she finished made from a project she adopted from Marianne at D is for Dovey last spring.  She graciously finished the project and donated the finished quilt to Camp Hobe.  Lisa Marie has been lucky enough to be awarded two adoptions over the years.  You can see her other quilt here.

Now it is time for this Fall's Quilty Adoption Event!

Orphan Adoption Event
September 14th, 2017 through September 16th, 2017

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 the end of the day Saturday September 16th.  You can award your adoption on any date you choose after Sunday the 17th.  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.

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!

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1 comment:

Emily said...

I got behind in reading blogs so I missed this event, but I'll keep my eye out for spring's adoption event. I have some leftovers I've been saving for this and over my winter break I plan to do some serious inventory and weeding out of old projects. Thanks for having this event; I think it's a truly inspired idea!

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