So I sat down the other day to work on the kit they sent me. The fabric is so cute and bright. I was really enjoying myself. Which is good since I haven't sewn anything in over a month. Here is how it is coming along so far...
So I was happily quilting along when what pops in my head? "Trisha, you should make 40 quilts for charity by the time you turn 40 years old." What?! Where did that come from? That sounds like a lot! So I did the math... I turn 35 in August, so that gives me 5 years...so 8 quilts a year. Hmm... That doesn't sound so bad, and if I begin now with this quilt I can get a head start.
So...do you want to join me? I have decided to start Charity Quilts For My Birthday. My sister, Tina, made me a button using a picture of the beautiful cake quilt I received for DQS8 from Lisa.
For me this will be a 5 year commitment, unless I am amazing and get it done sooner. For you it can be however many quilts you want to donate, by whatever birthday you choose. And of course as you make your quilts, you decide the charity you want to donate to. Just think how fun this can be if we all do it together! And if you want to e-mail me pictures of your finished charity quilts, I will post updates of your finishes with pictures and a link to your blog. So what do you say? Are you with me? Just post on your blog what your goal is for Charity Quilts For My Birthday, and be sure to add the link to your post below in Mr. Linky. And don't forget to grab the button from my sidebar for your blog. Let the charity quilting begin!!
Edited to add: I have had some e-mails asking if you have to have a blog to participate. No you do not need to have a blog. I would hate for that to be the reason why charity quilts aren't made. So if you don't have a blog and want to participate, no problem. Just shoot me an e-mail at tlcstitches(AT)q(DOT)com and let me know your goal. As you finish your charity quilts send me pictures and you will be included in the charity quilt update posts.