Thursday, March 18, 2021

Spring 2021 Quilty Orphan Adoption Event

Happy Spring!  

Spring for me always brings a bit of deep cleaning - especially in my sewing room.  I usually find myself looking at my old UFOs and deciding which ones I am ready to abandon.  For years, I hesitated in abandoning my projects - thinking that I should finish them someday.  I no longer think that way.  It is so nice to send them off to someone that will finish them and I no longer have the guilt or burden.

I started the Quilty Orphan Adoption Event years ago to get these projects into the hands of quilters who area ready to finish them.

Quilting is more fun than Housework

Over the years, hundreds of projects have been adopted.

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!

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

Orphan Adoption Event
March 18th through March 20th 2021

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 20th.  You can award your adoption on any date you choose after Sunday the 21st..  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.


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!

Here is a quilt made years ago from some adopted cat quilt blocks.
How fun is that!?

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I was wondering if you were going to do this again. I just got rid of an orphan in a giveaway earlier this week, thankfully! I'll have to look around and see if I have something else I'm ready to be done with.

Julie in GA said...

Thank you so much for holding this event again. I didn't have my blog posts prepared in advance, and of course the internet went out while I was working on them! Done and posted now.

Nann said...

Hooray! Thanks for hosting the Adoption this spring!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Finally got mine up!

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