Thursday, April 4, 2013

100th post, giveaway and a plea

                                                 Wow ...Celebrating 100th

Technically I think I had my 100th post a few posts ago...but when I recently added the labels to my posts somehow I lost a few of them but now it is official.  100 posts !!!  To celebrate I am hosting a giveaway.  I picked up a few new fat quarters just for this occasion.  Here is what I thought would help me celebrate this milestone.

 4 yummy fat quarters!!!  This giveaway is open to all my followers.  I will ship internationally.  Winner will be chosen next Thursday, April 11th,  8 pm PST by Mr Random.  I will contact the winner by email so please make sure you are not a no reply blogger or leave your email info in your post.  

Here are the rules to follow if you want a chance to win these cuties.

1.  You need to be a follower for this one...old or new doesn't matter

2.   Leave a comment telling me what project you are working on right now

3.   Please read the plea from Michele below.  
     You can have a second entry if you leave a comment saying you committed to helping Joey and left a comment with Michele on her blog telling her that you would be sending her a 9 inch piece of fabric and a wish for Joey.  Michele will contact you and give you her address when you email her.  You can read below her original post about her plea to help Joey by making him a 100  good wishes quilt and what she needs from us.  What a better way to celebrate my 100th post than to help Michele and  more importantly Joey and his parents with our support in a 100 good wishes quilt.

 Here is what we can do to help:

Michele says:

Please Help Joey

A 9 year old boy Joey is now battling a very serious form of renal cancer and there is no cure. It has also unfortunately spread to his lymph nodes. He is the very good friend and classmate of my friend Kris's daughter. The diagnoses just came 3 days ago. I'm petrified of something happening to my own kids and I can't imagine what his parents are going through. He is facing surgery and chemo as they attempt to beat the odds and he will be in the hospital at least a month, if not a lot longer.

Last night Kris came up with the idea of having a 100 Good Wishes Quilt made for him and she asked if I'd be willing to make it. I immediately said "Absolutely"! She has posted on her local FCC group (Families with Children From China) asking for contributions of fabric squares and good wishes and I told her that I'd post here too requesting the same from my readers. Hopefully together we can collect enough squares to make him a decent sized quilt to comfort him in the coming days, weeks and months.

Kris has the crazy idea that she is going to pay me to make this quilt and of course that is absurd. I wouldn't take a single dime from her to make this quilt. But I will need to find a long arm quilter who might be willing to donate her services for this one. If not I'll pay for the work out of my own pocket.

So here is what I'm asking of you....please pick out and send to me a 9" square of fabric, something that you think a 9 year old boy would love. He lives in Florida so obviously anything with snow or winter themes is foreign to him but I'm sure there are tons of other possibilities available.

The wish? For those that aren't familiar with this part of the tradition, it is something written to the child. For a baby to be born, it would be some sort of wish for a happy and healthy life, much like what you find written inside a new baby congratulations card. For this it should be something more akin to what a young boy would appreciate but please keep them happy and upbeat. It can be a wish, a funny story, a poem or just a note telling him that he is in your thoughts and prayers.

Please write your wish on card stock paper instead of inside a folding card as Kris wants to put them all in a scrapbook album for Joey to keep with him, so he can go through and read the wishes any time he wants to. You can make it fancy with lively scrapbooking flair or keep it simple, totally up to you.

Obviously time is of the essence here so if you want to help please let me know and I will email you my address. If you can help spread the word I would be eternally grateful. No child should have to face something like this. I don't know how long he has but I'm sure knowing that so many people care and are sending him wishes for recovery will help keep his spirits up and the hope high.

Thank you one and all!
Update: To clarify for those that have asked and everyone else that will read this, I am requesting just a square piece of fabric, not a quilt block. And Joey does not yet know that he has cancer. The parents are waiting until they get more test results back and have more information before they break the news to him so please keep that in mind when you write your wish.

 Anyone can be a part of this project. All you need to do is to send Michele a 9" square piece of fabric (just fabric, not a quilt block), something appropriate for a 9 year old boy (Michele just learned that he likes super heroes and he plays the violin) and a written wish or quote, a poem or a joke, or a silly story...something to cheer him up and bring a smile to his face. 

I bought a bat man print to send off to him but am hoping I can find a dragon print this weekend as this is a quote I found that I would like to include with my 9 inch fabric if I can find a dragon print.

" Fairy Tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."  ---Neil Gaiman ---Coraline


  1. Congratulations on 100 posts ( or even more - hate when blogger has a mind of it's own!). I am a follower and my current focus is quilting a Convergence Wall hanging, that is when I'm not packing up to go away on a quilt retreat later today. VBG! JAne

  2. At the retreat, I'm planning on imploring my sister quilters to give towards Michelle wish for Joey. It may just come as fabric but I 'll bring paper for the women to write a little message for him too. Jane

  3. Congratulations on the milestone. I am a follower and am working on a baby quilt using Flirt and the disappearing four patch pattern. It's turning out really cute and I should have it pieced tomorrow.

  4. I've already contacted Michele, she's sent her mailing address and I'm putting two or three squares and wishes in the mail tomorrow. Rina

  5. Congratulations on 100 posts!
    I'm a follower (via Blogspot) and I'm currently working on the Echinops and Aster Honeycomb pillows (3 pillows at the same time) and the quilting of my Helix quilts, one is almost finished, the other needs to be basted.
    Thanks for the chance!

  6. Congratulations, I am a follower! Thanks for the chance to win... I am working (well not really but I am supposed to) in unpicking my horrible quilting in a bed spread I am making and start over with new batting!

  7. Congratulations! I'm a happy follower and I'm currently making a baby quilt for my niece's baby due in June!

  8. Thanks for a giveaway and congrats on 100 posts. Blogging world is fabulous.
    I am a follower

  9. I am definitely going to get hold of Michele and see what I can do for Joey.

  10. Congratulations on 100 posts - a definite milestone! I am a follower and I am currently working on two cushion/pillow covers as birthday presents for my sisters-in-law.

  11. Congratulations on 100 posts. I am a follower.

  12. I forgot to say in my last post that I am cutting x and + blocks from a large bag of scraps. I sent Michele a block for Joey's 100 wishes quilt earlier this week. Great way to spread the word though.

  13. Congratulations on 100 posts!

    I'm currently working on a project for a blog hop.

  14. i am working on two quilts and a baby quilt

  15. Congrats on your 100 milestone, I am about done sewing a quilt top together and ready to add borders. My herb garden needs attention first. I am still following.

  16. I am currently working on the Bonnie K. Hunter "Easy Street" mystery quilt. Well, it's not really a mystery anymore, since tons of folks have finished them and posted photos. I am a follower!

  17. Congrats on your 100th post! Thanks for the chance to win! I've got four baby quilts in the works right now.

  18. Congrats on the milestone and thanks so much for helping to spread the word about Joey's 100 Good Wishes Quilt. All the help is working, the envelopes are starting to arrive and I think we will end up with enough squares. I really appreciate it.

  19. I'm working on a baby quilt for my friends

  20. Heck YES I will send him a wish with fabric <3

  21. I'm a follower on GFC. I am working on several things but currently a queen size quilt for my Aunt in Kansas. I have had it in the making for about a year!!!

  22. I have been reading your blog for a while but am mow officially following you. Working on a quilt for a friend with cancer. :(


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