Alycia issued a challenge for 2012. I didn’t want to do it. It’s not that I didn’t want to do it. I’d be happy to do it if I had 12 quilts sitting here that I could send but saying yes, I’ll do it .. that will keep me awake at night because I hate to say I’m going to do something and not do it. Then I was reading Mary’s blog and she mentioned Alycia’s challenge and that little voice in my heart that gets me into so much trouble said “Do it!“ The challenge for me is to make and quilt and bind and send to Alycia 12 quilts in 2012. I’m going to give it my best shot.
The size and other requirements are posted here. Before you panic about the size of your patriotic fabric stash, the quilts do not have to be red, white and blue.
Anyone else willing to do it? Here’s the
bribe prize I will offer. If you’re a Patchwork Times reader and you send in quilts and your goal is to send in 12 quilts that you’ve made start to finish, please put a note in the box with your name, address, phone number, email address and that you’re a Patchwork Times reader. Please also on your note somewhere write 1 of 12, and then 2 of 12 and so on. Alycia will keep up with it (I hope . . I haven’t talked to her about this yet!) A day or two before Christmas, Alycia will draw a name from those who have sent in 12 quilts and I will give one gift certificate in the amount of $300 to the Fat Quarter Shop. You don’t need to tell me or announce your intentions publicly, though you’re welcome to do so if you wish.
I sure hope I win! Seriously, my name will not be in the pot but if I make all 12 of my quilts, I might just treat myself to a $300 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop too. Maybe the winner and myself can have a contest to see who can get the most yardage for $300!
Making and sending 12 quilts is a challenge and it is a sacrifice but I think of it as the least I can do for those who have sacrificed so much for our country through the years.
The first link to Alycia’s blog contains a link to a free pattern. Your quilts don’t have to be elaborate but they should be good quality fabric, as well as good quality workmanship. Now . . let’s all get busy and get 12 QOVs made!