Join our new “Finish-a-Work-in-Progress” challenge. It’s relatively easy: register your UFOs (UnFinished Object) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or in person, check in with us your progress every 6 weeks, and when each project is completed, show-and-tell to receive a gift of fat quarters. The one who finishes the most UFOs by the end of the year 2011, receives a gift certificate. Remember, there are consequences for those who don’t finish… Let the race begin!
Check out the store’s blog for the first UFOs to be submitted! www.sewmaterialistic.blogspot.com
Good luck! 🙂
2011 Quilt Challenge Guidelines:
Deadline for entries: Sunday, March 27
1) Purchase our challenge packet which includes:
*This fat quarter
2) Create a wall hanging using a recognizable piece of challenge fabric plus fabrics of your own choice.
3) The finished quilt cannot be larger than 24” x 24”.
4) The quilt must be made of three layers top, batting, and backing. The three layers should be attached in some way ie. tying, quilting etc.
5) All quilts must have a sleeve and paper label pinned to the quilt. The label should include your name, phone number, or/and address.
6) Your name should not appear anywhere on the front of the quilt.
7) The quilt must have a title and artists’ statement. Please type approximately 50 words.
8) The quilt must be delivered to SEW MATERIALISTIC by 6:00 on March 27. Quilts will be on display from March 28- May 1.
9) The public is invited to vote for the favorite entry (once a day) until March 18. The winner of the $72 and $36 gift cards will be announced May 2. The exhibit will be closed on May 1.
10) Please pick up your quilt between May 1- 8. We can make arrangements for return shipping.
I’m taking off a day from work today with 2 of my daughters to go to Manhattan to find material for Blima’s wedding. She wants the color purple for all the family and I’m happy to report if you don’t already know that purple is a hot color this season. I think I’m too old to actually wear all purple (I’ll feel like a huge grape) but a shade of it will work for me. I usually provide dresses for all the grandgirls and I’m happy to report that was already taken care of! We are now trying to decide if all the guys should wear purple ties (or socks— just joking) or just buttoneers. They seem to be balking at the buttoneers, but I’ll just threaten them a little more. 😉
I remember watching an old Johnny Carson show when he said, everyone loves talking about their illness as much as everyone else hates to listen- so I am not going there. Suffice it to say, for now, I am back and hope to be for a long time. Health and happiness to everyone in this year of 2011 and 5771.
It’s so funny how something as trivial as a hug can mean so much. On Sunday I went to work for the first time in a while and was happily given hugs by some of my dear quilting friends. Thank you all for the lift!
We recently had our annual Hanukah party and it certainly was easier for me this year. No one let me do anything, no cooking, no preparing, no clean up! That’s the way to do it. All my kids that live in NY and NJ came with their kids and we had a very full house. I am now broke again because I give each one of my grandchildren $8 and there are more and more of them every year, thank G-d.
Mazal Tov!! For all of you that know my daughter, Blima [and for those of you who don’t, too bad on you], she got engaged Wed. night. He went the whole hog and hired a violinist and asked her on one knee. She is very happy and plans to get married in early March. That just means that the mother, moi, has to start getting busy making her gown because I’ve made them for all my other daughters and she wants one, too. Dumb me.
I’m happily playing with my postcards and will post the new ones. I do have a confession to make though- I have become obsessed! I am making a large quilt that needs 1/4″ square triangles, lots of them. Since I can’t do much more than sit in my lounge chair (I’m doing so well…), I sat yesterday cutting off all the dog ears. I had this nice huge pile on my work surface and they were all green. I started handling them and was struck with the idea of making some snippet postcards, too. as I’m playing, my husband is cleaning the kitchen and brings me 2 handfuls of scraps from the floor and asks me what to do with them. I begged him to save me from myself and he should throw everything out right away so I don’t have to agonize about how small a piece I should save. Let’s face it: it is getting ridiculous! How small to YOU keep? And better yet, for how long and do you really every use it all up????