Friday, June 29, 2012

Primitives of the Midwest is always a fun place to be.  I wish everyone could have been there this time as well.  Everyone was on their A-game and a good time was had by all.  I've put together a smilebox for you to view.  When I'm there having a good time I always forget that I've packed my  So, there are not many pictures, but they are fun.  The gals that went will recognize some of the places we were and what we were doing.........enjoy!

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Good Morning,
Yesterday around 8:15pm all 5 HUGE quilts, approx. 96x104 and 5 even bigger backs were completed for the Quilts for a Cause, Inc. "Block Party 2012" project.  I have to tell you this was a big undertaking this time around.  Because of your generosity in returning 552 - quarter blocks for this project - it took awhile to stitch them into quilts.  Thank you to Donna Phillips for helping me accomplish this task.  (We celebrated by having a wonderful lunch that included an adult beverage - a little premature, but very well deserved !)

I haven't posted pictures of the quilts because I want you to see how they look when they are completed - quilting, binding etc.  

If you worked on this project, I again need your help.  I would like you to submit a name and/or names you think these quilts should be called.  Since there are 5 quilts, you can submit 5 names that you like.  I will compile a list and post it for you to vote on them.  The top 5 names will be given to these quilts.  Now, I know you haven't seen them, but picture this in your mind.

Some of the quilts are lighter than what would be my normal style.
They are cheerful and although all 5 are the same color combinations - they each have their own personality because they have been put together in different patterns.
These quilts are going to be auctioned off for women's cancers research.
Keep the names short and spunky.
Have fun with this.

The deadline for submitting the names of your choice is June 15, 2012

Two of the quilts have been delivered to a local machine quilter and the other 3 will be mailed the first of next week.  A special Thank-you in advance to all the machine quilters that have volunteered their time for this project.

Again, a special thank you to everyone that joined me this year for another successful "Block Party"

I can't wait to actually show you the quilts YOU helped make!
Hugs, Lynda