August 7, 2012

Dee's Big Bite...

 I don't think I told you yet, but this spring I was elected as 
recording secretary for the Disconnected Piecers Quilt Guild.
It's a two year commitment and I'm honored to serve.

In March, I volunteered to be the chairman for the creation of
the quilt that will eventually be raffled at our 2014 Quilt Show.
(I can do this. Breathe. I can do this.)

 It's a huge commitment and this quilt needs to be completed by
April 2013 so that it can be photographed and shown prior to the raffle.

My goal is to have each guild member (who wants to) have a hand 
in its creation so that we can say it was truly created by everyone in the guild.

Additionally, we've chosen an ambitious design, 
in that its going to be a Baltimore Album Quilt.
(In case you're not familiar with the term, a Baltimore
Album quilt is created using hand applique' for each block.)

Pearl Pereira of P3 Designs is designing an American Album Quilt
and has given us permission to use her designs for our quilt.

 I'm happy to say that the fabrics have been chosen, cut and sorted,
and most of the kits have been assembled.

We'll debut the kits at a September workshop that I'll lead.
We'll watch the designer's dvd so that all of our applique'ers 
are executing the same technique for every block.

There are days when I fear that I've bitten off more than I can chew,
but I'm enthusiastic and committed to the project and I believe
that our members will share that enthusiasm to create a
fabulous finished product - and beat the deadline, too!

I promise to share progress on this ambitious project.
I look at myself as the facilitator, but I'm looking forward to
having a hand in the the actual work, too.

We'll decide on a name for the quilt at our next guild meeting this month.
I can't wait to tell you what we decide!

There's a saying that "You can eat an elephant - one bite at a time."
Wish me luck!

11 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Kris said...

Wow, Donna - That is going to be a gorgeous quilt and a big undertaking!! But if anyone can do you you get my vote!!! Keep us posted!!

laurajane said...

Can't wait to see this one progress Donna.
All those gorgeous fabrics and patterns.
Laura xx

moosecraft said...

Wow! This is going to be a stunningly beautiful quilt when finished! Sure to bring lots of raffle tickets purchases too!

Mandy said...

You can do it, Donna. Of course you can. If you can appear, in the eyes of others to seem confident and able to cope you will be able to encourage those who are perhaps not so brave in trying something new.

Sherri said...

Donna, I know you can do it! I'm glad the fabrics were chosen and the pieces all cut out. Now the fun begins!! Go girl!!

Createology said...

I have every confidence that you will handle this with great ability and organization. This quilt will be gorgeous and a true labor of love. At least elephants aren't I've heard. ROFL
Wistful Wednesday to you dear...

Sharon said...

Wowzers (is that a word, I digress)that is one big project you have taken on. But knowing you it will truly be beautiful. Can't wait to hear the progress and see the final project.

Buttons said...

As an old, dearly departed "friend of ours" used to say, "honey, you can do it"! What does the Vermont block look like? Does it have a maple leaf on it? I bet it will be a beauty! Denise

Minimiss said...

I'm sure that elelphant will be consumed in plenty of time for your deadline.

Sewing In CT said...

Dee- I love the colors! the art work is beautiful, so I know it will be a gorgeous quilt. You have really talented ladies around you. You will be successful! I hope you will let your readers buy raffle tickets!!!
Best, Toni

Patty said...

Very ambitious goal, I'm sure you will all do wonderfully. Good luck, can't wait to see the finished product it should be beautiful!


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