9.01.2009

Today's the day!

Today is the mailing deadline for the Scrappy Christmas Block Swap!

Please let me know if you are not going to meet the deadline. I've had a lot of you emailing me to let me know you've sent/received (thanks!), but a lot of you have also been posting at Flickr -- and your usernames don't always match -- so I'm a bit confused. I've tried to keep track of who has sent what *but* it would help me a great deal if you could email me when you have received *all* your team blocks and your swap is complete (how's that for a run on sentence!). Over half of you have emailed me to let me know you have shipped, so we are well on our way!

I am so glad we have been able to share a little Christmas spirit. This swap includes participants from 33 states in the US (including Hawaii and Alaska!) and 9 countries! That's amazing!

I will continue to post on the charity projects, and ask your help to finish them. I would like to suggest that we auction the projects and donate the proceeds to charities to fight hunger. It's a terrible thing to not be able to feed your family -- particularly at the holidays when so many of our family traditions center around the shared meal. I think it would be wonderful if we could split donations between Feeding America and the World Food Programme.

I'll be looking for donations of sashing and backing fabric, binding, and batting, and of course, your help! We can keep the Christmas spirit going from August right on through to the New Year!

I'll return to regular posting shortly (lots of stuff to prep for next week's start of school!), with planned posts on my first Spoonflower fabric, a trip to IKEA, and Jaxon's photographic experiments, and lots of sewing room renovation. Stay tuned!

6 comments:

luv2quilt2 said...

Your ideas for the charity quilts sound good to me. Be sure to let me know when they're ready for binding and I'll be there to get them.

Melissa said...

I love the ideas for the charity quilts! Please let me know if I can help with the charity quilts- I'd be glad to help sew binding on. Thanks!

Beth said...

oh, spoonflower fabric and a trip to ikea! Starting school must be (crazy) and exciting!

calicodaisy said...

Mine are sent. Here is a photo for you - http://www.flickr.com/photos/calicodaisy/3882038780/
-- Michele

Celine said...

I have mailed out my blocks last week and I know Lisa (SophiaAster) has received hers. You also seem to have received my charity block. I have now uploaded pictures of my blocks on flickr. I haven't received any blocks so far but it usually takes a little bit longer to cross the Atlantic!
Celine

jessi said...

I love the idea of auctioning the quilts and donating the money. Maybe it would be possible to get someone with a very popular blog to auction them, or at least promote the auction. Let me know how I can help.

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