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Reminders

I’m slowly catching up after Canada Day celebrations last week and a visit to my family north of Toronto over the weekend. I had a fabulous time playing with my nieces, they are the best.

Just a few quick reminders:

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Spring Blooms Mini Quilt Swap

To all participants in the Spring Blooms Mini Quilt Swap:

I know everyone is eager to receive their quilt and to find out if the quilt they sent has arrived. However, I’ve been getting a dozen or so emails a day asking on the status of their mini quilt. Please, please allow 14 to 21 business days for your quilt to arrive.

Before emailing me to follow-up, please check the participants list yourself, to see if the person you sent to has a blog and follow-up with them directly.

Please also note that approximately 25% of the participants were late sending their quilts. This is unfortunate, and I’m not sure why so many people were late. Let’s hope the Summer swap goes more smoothly.

I won’t be following up with any requests until the end of the month… I just don’t have the time to continue to do this.

Posted: July 8th, 2009

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2 Responses to “Reminders”

  1. I got this info about a quilt show. There are a number of exhibitions in the Knoxville,TN area in connection with the quilting convention.
    “Stitches & Stories: Quilts of Appalachia”

    Special exhibit through August 31 at Museum of Appalachia

    NORRIS: In Old Appalachia, the quilt was a necessity—so much so that one mother cut up her boy’s only coat to make warm bedding for the family.
    Patchwork was also a creative outlet for Appalachian women, often confined to lonely farms in isolated areas. It was a labor of love; Ethel Hall spoke for many when she said, “I’d druther quilt than to eat on the hungriest day ever I seen.”
    For these reasons, the practice of making quilts never ceased altogether in this region of the country, says John Rice Irwin in his book on “A People and Their Quilts.”
    Through August 31, regional quilts and their makers will be showcased in Stitches & Stories: Quilts of Appalachia, a special exhibit at the Museum of Appalachia near Norris. Quilts are displayed throughout the Museum; the special exhibit is included with regular admission.
    Many of the 36 quilts in the exhibit have never been shown publicly. They include exquisite examples of needlework and original design, said Ruby Patterson, a Museum volunteer and quilter who helped put together the exhibit. Several quilts have “humility” blocks, a deliberate flaw added to indicate that only God could make a perfect quilt.
    But the stories of their makers lend a special touch—and stories are a hallmark of this unique and fascinating place. Visitors can match numbers on quilts throughout the Museum with descriptions in a special brochure, telling pattern name, date, and maker.
    The craft and gift shop at the Museum features handiwork from regional artisans, including a special group of quilts and quilt-related items.

    The Museum is located 16 miles north of Knoxville, one mile east of I-75, exit 122. For more information, call 865-494-7680, or visit the website at http://www.museumofappalachia.org.

    I had never heard about “humility” blocks.

  2. Evelyn Brenton says:

    Stitches, stashes & quilting dreams-just feed me more!

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