Monday, September 22, 2008

My Hope is Almost Done

Tonya here. I spent yesterday and today doing the quilting and now all I need is the binding. Woohoo! These do go fast.

A few adminy things for you.

Turns out you do not need to link to your blog in your posts. There is now an automatic handy dandy list of contributors in the sidebar. However, if you are a blogger and Blogger isn't your host, then I'd suggest that you Edit your Profile and in the spot where it says Homepage URL (it's there below your birthday) put your blog URL. And while you're in your Profile add your email addy (if it's not there already) so that folks can reply to you when you comment. If you want. Just makes the experience better is all.

Try to say who is posting right at the beginning of the post, that saves everyone having to scroll to find out. And please put your name as a label. If you have no idea what that last bit means, then don't worry about it, I'll do it for you.

Ami is taking a whole bunch of priority quilts to Houston for the big quilt festival. If you get your quilt completed, registered, and mailed off by the end of this month there is a chance - just a possibility - that your quilt could go to Houston. You can see a whole bunch of the quilts that have already been selected here.

My quickie instructions for free-piecing HOPE for this size of a quilt have been uploaded on Quiltville - thank you, Bonnie. The link is in the sidebar. I apologize that it is going to chew up so many pages to print off the instructions but I was having some issues with Microsoft Word - it doesn't love me. Please let me know if you notice a boo-boo or need a clarification on anything.

In the registration form it will make you state that you hold copyright to your design or you have to get written permission from the one who does. Just so you know, if you use the free-pieced HOPE you have my written permission here so you don't need to worry about that.

Deputy Diva reminded me that each of these quilts we're making will need a unique name for the registration form so they can't all be named Priority Hope. So come up with something creative or just plan on putting your name or blogname in the title. I hate coming up with titles for quilts but Julie is excellent at it so I'm sure she can give you a hand. I keep volunteering her for all sorts of things.

Thanks to all of you for participating.


Quiltdivajulie said...

Deputy Diva - Sure, if anyone needs help, with naming, just let me know...

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

It looks great, Tonya! I forgot to put this blog in my favorites, so I'm just catching up. I need to do the quilting on mine, it's been a busy few days, but I hope to start that tomorrow!