Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Bloggers Quilt

It is time for a meeting of the minds, the hearts and the hands....through a quilt.

I have been blogging for two years now. At first it was all about journaling for me. Writing down what I was feeling and why I thought I had gained so much weight. I blog today for the same reason, but also because I have found my niche in a community of friends that I cherish. I no longer blog for myself, but for the women (and the occasional man) who are grasping for help. We have all experienced life in its many colors, and we have all shared our stories with each other.

Today I am asking that we put our lives, our hearts and our stories into creating a single object. A quilt that will forever bind us as sisters, brothers and friends.

Here is what I am asking of all of you...

On a square of 12" X 12" cloth... get creative. Make that square a reflection of who you or your blog have become over the years. It doesn't have to be about weight loss... that is only a glimmer of what is inside all of us. Have you become a stronger woman? Have you taken a journey that you would have never taken before? ... think... imagine... create.

If you are interested in becoming part of this quilt... get started! Email me and let me know that you are working on it. You have until the end of October to get it done. If you don't know how to quilt, or don't have the time to quilt then just make the top and I will finish the quilting for you.

Make sure that your name... or your blogs name... is visible somewhere on that square!

Once I have recieved all the squares I will join them into one quilt.

Share this with every blogger you know. Lets see how big our family is!!

8 comments:

goodbyetoallfat said...

Hi Tigerlilly,

I appreciate your offer of taking part in a project but I am really hopeless at knitting and sewing and don't even have spare threads and material.

Please accept my apologies but I would prefer to decline on this occasion.

I wish you well with it and hope you find people more capable than me.

Best wishes,
Sharon

Jessica said...

I would totally do this, but I haven't the slightest clue how to piece together a quilt square!!

Robyn said...

Um....I'll have to ask my mom if she can help me come up with something. I've always wanted to sew and stuff like that, but I've never had a good reason to learn really. My mom is awesome, though, so I know she could help me. I don't know how creative I can be with a quilt square, but I suppose I could TRY to do SOMETHING! Haha!! That's a neat idea...and I will find out what I can do.

CaRoLyN said...

What an amazing idea! Very thoughful and creative. I'm completely and utterly cluless when it comes to sewing...putting on a button is about the extent of my ability but don't count me out just yet....I'll see if I can come up with something! :)

Fatinah said...

well, I'm going to send you a square - that's for sure....I dont' sew or anything, but I have an idea for a square...I also have some questions, but I will e-mail you those....you have to promise to post pictures of the squares you get though....

CaRoLyN said...

Can we just tae a square of fabric and do something with it? (Decorate, iron on, etc) Can we just make the top 12x12 square and send it to you?

Tigerlilly said...

YES!!!... if you cant quilt then decorate a peice of fabric (make sure it is washable!!) and I will quilt if for you!

totegirl said...

Okay, I'm totally going to try this! Thank goodness we have until October! I'll e-mail you with my ideas when I brainstorm, and also if I need help.