Quirky Question: if you could transform a quilt…

Posted by on August 29, 2012, in quirky question

Martingale's Quirky Question

Wow sale: 40% off select booksThanks for joining us for our weekly Quirky Question—where the question’s just for fun, your answer’s always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free!

Have you made a project that you’re completely, absolutely, utterly in love with? I have. My favorite quilt sports a gazillion colors (none of which match my decor). It required a tricky appliqué technique that I barely bumbled through. It contains pops of stretch-a-mile Minkee fabric—what a wrestling match! And I adore it. It’s one of those quilts that, when finished, truly came to life. Which brings about this week’s Quirky Question:

If you could transform one of your quilts into a person, which project would you choose—and what qualities would that person have?

Post your answer in the comments anytime before noon (PST) on Monday, September 3, for your chance to win. The winning comment will be posted on Wednesday, September 5, along with the next question. (Non-quilting creatives, feel free to answer with your craft in mind.)

Last week’s question was, “How many projects would you guess you’ve made…and where are they now?” Your thousands of projects have spanned the globe and helped others worldwide, reaching charities such as Quilts of Valor, Operation Kid Comfort, and Project Linus. And they’ve comforted so many: babies and kids, grandparents and grandchildren, relatives and friends, complete strangers—even pets. Take comfort in knowing that the world has been comforted by your work!

Here’s last week’s winning response:

“I’ve been quilting on and off for about 25 years. The off part was when I home schooled my children. There was never much time to devote to making quilts. But to answer your question, I think I’ve made maybe between 300 and 400 quilts in that time frame. Where are they now? I’ve sent off many charity quilts. Some went to the Hurricane victims in Joplin, to the tsunami survivors in Japan, to the children’s hospital in our area, to Operation Home Front Quilts for the survivors of lost soldiers. I’ve also made many baby quilts for members of our family and for the gals in my church. Several are in my daughter’s room, but truthfully I’ve never made one for my own bed. 🙁 I love quilting. And even though I have several (okay lots) of UFO’s, piecing and quilting has brought beauty to my life and therapy to my soul.”

Last week’s winning response was written by Jocelyn. Congratulations, Jocelyn—look for an email about how to get your free eBook.


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