Sunday, September 21, 2008

Deputy Quiltdivajulie Here ~

Oh, my ~ this is exciting!  I don't have a challenge quilt ready to show yet, but I'll get a photo of the first one posted here as soon as possible.  

Tonya's new Priority Hope class challenge gives each of us an opportunity to play with free-piecing without the fear of being overwhelmed by the size of it all.   (9" x 12" is a LOT easier to finish than a twin or full size quilt!)

As you explore Ami's AAQI website, you'll discover a number of personal, heartfelt pieces shared by other quilters on the "why" behind quilting for this particular cause.  And, if you scroll through the listings of registered Priority Quilts (sold, pending, $1,000 Promise, Houston bound, etc.), many of the descriptions contain even more stories.    For Ami's mom, my mom, Michele's mom, Ken's and John's dad ... and so many other moms and dads, sisters, brothers, family members, and friends who are affected by Alzheimer's ... the stories give context for WHY so many of us participate in the Priority Quilt effort.  

I'm working on a couple of examples for Priority Hope quilt labels ~ more on this soon!  (I tend to slow down and get stuck when it comes to the hanger and the label  part... which is pretty silly since they don't take long at all once I finally get busy).  And if you want to save yourself the hanger issue all together, check out the tutorial for fast finish triangles!

Hope you'll join us!!  I can't wait to see the gloriously liberated designs, colors, and techniques of the free-pieced birds and HOPE  Priority Quilts that ya'll are about to create ~ here's to the fun of designing and creating!!  And do, please, share your works-in-progress! 


Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Thanks for helping out with this Julie.

jude said...

hey...i am understanding that the quilt can be maz 9x12 but can it be for instance 9x9?

Juliann in WA said...

I am so excited to be joining this group. And I really appreciate all of your help Julie -thanks for taking the time to be our deputy.