Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Fall 2018 Quilty Adoption Event

Are you ready to scratch an older UFO off your list?
Adopting out that "orphan" may be a better option than finishing it yourself!

Quilting is more fun than Housework

I have often wondered how many projects are tucked away in cupboards just waiting to be finished?!  I know I have over 20 right now - and there are a couple that I think I SHOULD finish but truthfully, I don't really want to! Does this 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!


In the Spring, I adopted out enough blocks to make a whole quilt.  Karen over at Karen's Quilting adopted the blocks and finished the above quilt to send off for the Hands2Help quilt drive over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  She did a great job finishing this one or else those blocks would have been there for my family to deal with after I was gone.  :)

And I was able to start something new I probably enjoyed a whole lot more!


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

Orphan Adoption Event

September 13th, 2018 through September 15th, 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 September 15th.  You can award your adoption on any date you choose after Sunday the 16th.  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 finishThe object of this event is to get these things finished, not just stored on another shelf.  Thanks!


Dorothy said...

"Only 20 UFO's" ??? OMG, I really do have a problem !!!

Jasmine said...

I always love this event. I adopted many of my SIL’s UFOs when she passed away. I still have a few to finish.

Toni Macomb said...

I was so looking forward to this...don't know that I can participate this time. I did last.Love the concept. This year I'm house sitting for a friend who is in Alaska, processing zucchini and tomatoes out of their garden and I am also working a local blues festival (Ocean Park, WA) tomorrow night and Saturday afternoon. If I can get pix and posted. I will! Otherwise I will wait until Spring. This really is a great idea!

marciinidaho said...

Howdy. I would take your unwanted blocks. I run the Scrap Orphanage for the Sunshine online group. The blocks would go into quilts for Wrap A Smile. Thanks for sharing.

Vesuviusmama said...

Is the linky working? I'm not seeing mine or any others...

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

Thanks for hosting this event again, Cynthia! I've participated in the past and felt a sense of relief when orphan blocks went to new homes!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Can you re-run the event? I don't see any linkups and I missed posting since I was concentrating on the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

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