Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Spring 2018 Quilty Orphan Adoption Event

Quilting is more fun than Housework

I have often wondered how many projects are tucked away in cupboards just waiting to be finished?!  I think there are many quilters out there that have a project or two that they really are not motivated to finish.  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!  (And you get to cross them off your UFO list!)

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!

Puppy Quilt ~ From My Carolina Home

Last spring I adopted out a puppy panel that I knew I was never going to do anything with.  Carole from My Carolina Home did such a wonderful job finishing it up and donating it to a local rescue shelter for pets.  You can see more pictures of it here.


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

Orphan Adoption Event

March 15th, 2018 through March 17th, 2018

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 March 17th.  You can award your adoption on any date you choose after Sunday 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.

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!


Tami Von Zalez said...

Ah, I have no orphans left to give - maybe this round I can adopt one.

Toni Macomb said...

What a wonderful idea! I hope you will do this again. Once a quarter would not be too much for me. I do have a charity I work with but they prefer completed quilts...and sometimes I'm just not motivated to finish a top that does not excite me. Please, please, please continue the orphan adoption. I'm not prepared today, but I'll look forward it happening again.

Tami Von Zalez said...

Put a linkback to you for the event in my most recent post. Put my name in for one of the donator's orphans *fingers crossed*

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