Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Labels are a go!

As you all know, Lynne is doing her thing for Siblings Together. The response from the quilting community has been incredible, and heartwarming, and just a little bit overwhelming.


Quilts for Siblings Together


We decided it would be a good idea to create a quilt label for the backs of all these quilts, and I quickly mocked up this design:
Quilt label for Siblings together
I left the space on the right blank, so that the siblings could grab a sharpie and write each other a little message; so that they really could take a bit of their brother or sister home with them. The little ones could maybe even draw around their hand print, or something...


We had to change the design in the end, because the Siblings Together Logo was not printing to full resolution, so here is the final draft, which Lynne designed:

Another label
Since I had recently received my new quilt labels, which I had printed at Spoonflower, and got THE BEST SERVICE!... I thought they would be the best place to start. So I sent them an email asking if they would like to contribute to the cause.


Fast forward to today, and I received one of the most exciting emails of my life (yes, I keep a list...).


Darci, of Spoonflower, has not just agreed to donate the 2 yards of printed labels I asked for, but also offered us OUR PICK of fat quarters from the Spoonflower store to make another quilt!! How amazingly generous is that? I practically fell off my chair when I read that email.


So. What does this mean for you?


Once the labels arrive, I will cut them up and happily post one to anyone who has made, or would like to make, a quilt for Siblings Together. Anyone who has already mailed their quilts, never fear! The wonderful ladies of the London Modern Quilt Guild have offered to go to the Siblings Together HQ and stitch their little hearts out, affixing a label to the quilts that are there.


There also may or may not be a giveaway, soon, of some Spoonflower original FQ's, with the only caveat being that you have to make a quilt for Siblings Together.


Aren't people great?!


Those 3 words have been going round and round in my head all morning.


Aren't people great?!

36 comments:

  1. Aren't people great indeed. Well done to you for getting things rolling with Spoonflower. I can't wait to hear how many quilts get made for Siblings in the final tally for this summer. We can always make more next summer.

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  2. People are great! Wonderful news!

    Things like make me so happy and remind me that the majority of people a lovely, kind and generous (which is a nice counterbalance to my job are a forensic scientist which involves people who aren't so nice!).

    Well done you and yeah Spoonflower

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  3. Just goes to show what can happen when you ask nicely! Well done Laura and well done Spoonflower!

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  4. Just clicked on Keira's link - it SPAMs to some dodgy Youtube fashion show. Better than the usual links to Viagra I suppose.

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  5. People are indeed great, that is fantastic news.

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  6. Isn't generosity just the best thing to see and receive! Well done LJ for asking and initiating more resources for this great cause! And 'hurrah' for Spoonflower too! Jxo

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  7. Well done you for asking! And yes, people are very lovely and it makes me all fuzzy when they are, I only hope I can give that fuzzy feeling back sometimes :-)

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  8. Well done Laura, fabulous result. I was just about to package up my quilt but will wait and have a label if that's ok.Can we send you a SAE to save you the postage?

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  9. Brilliant news, I'll let you know how many labels I need!
    People ARE great.

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  10. You`re the best LJ and kudos to you for getting the amazing spoonflower on board. This is such an amazing project!

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  11. You are so right. This whole project has made my heart squish. Everyone is so generous in so many different ways. I wish I could take part but I have no fabric stash to speak of and I can't make a quilt and I have no money. I hate that I can't join in, except to cheer from the side lines. What you are doing is amazing and congratulations on getting the contribution from Spoonflower.

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  12. People are indeed fab! I'll need a couple to go with a couple of tops I have winging their way to me from the US right now, plenty of time though :o)

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  13. They sure are ! I don't know yet how many labels I need but it will be a fair few judging by the daily arrival of blocks in my house :-))

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  14. This is the kind of thing that makes me love our blogging world. Well done! Deborah

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  15. This is turning into a lovely charity for the group.

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  16. They sure are! Seems to me you're pretty good yourself with all your efforts for this cause too!

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  17. I am sitting here with tears flooding down my cheeks. My children already think I'm weird!!! How wonderful. I am so glad to be taking part in something so magical.
    http://lizofdandeliondaydreams.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxxx

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  18. Wow, people are great! And you're one of them for taking the initiative to involve Spoonflower - Well done you :)

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  19. Oh that's great Lauli! Good work you, and good sports they :-) I think I've got my design sorted, just trying to clear the decks a bit before I get mine done!

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  20. Good on you Spoonflower.Truly generous of you. People are great indeed and good for you for asking.

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  21. That is wonderful!! I'm hoping to get started on mine soon although I think it's going to be a simple job, I've got some great boy fabric. Such a great cause. Well done all of you :)

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  22. Well done for asking and how lovely of them to respond so quickly and generously. It's an amazing group effort all round.

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  23. That's brilliant Laura! Well done for getting such a great contribution!

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  24. Yay for Darci and Spoonflower! That's awesome!

    I just wanted to mention about sharpies -- I don't have very much experience with them on fabric, but once my sister drew a cute picture with colored sharpies on a little t-shirt for my (then) baby son. He drooled, and the ink ran all over (his chest was multicolored afterwards, haha). :}

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  25. Oh my goodness, that's amazing! Well done you :) x

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  26. Fantastic news, people are just amazing. Well done you for sorting this and getting the great sponsorship from Spoonflower. Xx

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