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by paranoidandroid » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:30 am

WE DID IT.
Quilts have been passed on to their rightful homes: in the arms of Bret and Jemaine.
A very big thanks and round of applause for Jessica and her support, Katie. Bear hugs to all Flighties representing quilt square designers. And, of course, a grand roaring cheer for every single one of you who made this happen with your creatively awesome craft.

HERE IS THE EPIC FOOTAGE THAT IS SO EPIC YOUR BRAIN WILL IMPLODE AND THEN THE IMPLODED DEBRIS WILL EXPLODE!
You have been warned.

http://smg.photobucket.co m/albums/v669/melamisa/ForFolks/?action=view¤t=2f3ebdf7.flv

Brought to you by Nikki! [image]


gezyka wrote:


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[align=left]From top (l-r):
Kelly (kellysouthpaw), Caik (caiknbake), Katie, Sara (luckym)
Sheila (sheilajeanne84), Chloe, Irene (chickenkarma), Jessica (gezyka...um, me)
Casey (sally), Nik (hellomyfriend), Katie, Liz (lixxx)
Jess (boomqueen), Sara (shianne517), Katie, Chrissy (chrissycubana)
Ami (Amily), Christi, Cynthia (ohjeez), Rachel (my friend/roommate)
Katie, Talene (flippintalene), Roxy (paranoidandroid), Taylor (TickerTapeQueen)


[image] [/align]
Jess (boomqueen), Roxy (paranoidandroid), Nik (hellomyfriend), Sheila (sheilajeanne84)
Katie, Irene (chickenkarma), Chloe, Casey (sally)
Kelly (kellysouthpaw), Katie, Sara (luckym), Ami (Amily)
Cynthia (ohjeez), Jessica (gezyka), Sara (shianne517), Katie
Rachel (my friend/roommate), Chrissy (chrissycubana), Liz (lixxx), Christi
Taylor (TickerTapeQueen), Caik (caiknbake), Katie, Talene (flippintalene)

[image] [image] [image] [image]



At a loss for words.
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The Quilt Project "packet" .pdf is now available for download here:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CW8NB4LP
Includes sizes, guidelines, "map", and optional note space.

Because I am a nerd. [image]


Sources and tips located at end of post


Remember, this project requires commitment. Your piece is as essential as the next.
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So I've been mulling around, thinking about something to make to give to the guys (because giving them homemade stuff is awesome) when I had this idea:

Why doesn't the entire board work together and make something?
And so I thought some more on how that is physically impossible on some parts but... BUT!

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Why don't we make quilts?! That way, they'd have a piece of us forever and ever? I do not know how to put together a quilt, but I have designed a square for a similar project back in high school.

Basically, we each get a piece of fabric the correct measurements and decorate them with colored pieces of fabric in anyway we please, even use fabric markers to write messages and such. Each guy would get one, which would have each participating Flighty make a minimum of 2 squares (more if needed for size of quilt).

If we get it done before the last shows (LA or Berkley, whichever is better logistically and/or has more Flighties present), I think it would be an amazing show of gratitude.

Now, for the putting together part... as much as I would LOVE to learn how to make a quilt, I would be too afraid to mess it up. Does anyone know this craft or know anyone who does?
As an incentive, I will be willing to gift the brave quilter a little sumthin' sumthin'.


What do you think guys? eh? EH?

K. back to writing an essay.


Roll Call:
Amily- Present
Roxy- Whatever, Roxy
Luckym- Yih
Sheila -Present
Katie- shows promise
Kelly- yis
Sara- wot?
Sally- present
Chrisi- present
Lixxx- yip
Jessica- present
Jess- yis
Nik- also yis
Chloe- yih
Sam- present
Caitlin- yis
Ohjeez- yip
tickertapequeen-yis
Lulu and Talene- woot team!
Irene- (i think)

Square total so far: 40, 20 each per Bret and Jemaine. :o



Resources:

(thanks to Jessica aka gezyka for these!)

How To Make a Group Quilt
http://afewscraps.blogspot.com/2008/02/how-to-make-group-quilt.html
PLEASE everyone read this one

How To Make a Quilt
http://quilting.about.com/od/stepbystepquilting/a/make_a_quilt.htm
READ THIS for sure

Supply Resources

Google Maps Local Business Search
http://maps.google.com/
In the search bar, type in your search as such:
"type of store you need loc: your address and/or city"
ex. "Fabric loc: Corona, Ca"

USA Joann's Fabric Store locator
http://www.joann.com/joann/store_locator/locator_main.jsp

Examples of Memory Quilts
http://www.originalquilts.com/memory_gallery.htm
To get you going on ideas, more specifically, check out the confirmation quilthttp://www.originalquilts.com/images/mattconf.jpg for timid beginners.
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by hellomyfriend » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:31 am

I love you, Roxy. Now seems like a good time to tell you that.
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by chloe » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:33 am

Yeah, but who would actually get to use the quilt, I wonder. Bret or Jemaine?










..maybe they could share it?

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by paranoidandroid » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:33 am


hellomyfriend wrote:I love you, Roxy. Now seems like a good time to tell you that.

Dawwww! [image]

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by paranoidandroid » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:35 am


chloe wrote:Yeah, but who would actually get to use the quilt, I wonder. Bret or Jemaine?










..maybe they could share it?

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thats why we make 2, one for each, hence the making of two squares minimum. [image]








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by Amily » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:35 am

OMFG.

Most. amazing. idea. ever.

[image] Roxy [image]

I'm SO in! [image]
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by chickenkarma » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:37 am

I was thinking of something to make the guys too....
This is a great IDEA!

I have never made a quilt before but unless there is someone else who knows how I can volunteer to sew the squares together.

FUN :D
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by hellomyfriend » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:39 am

I've never made one either, but like Irene, I can do it. Sewing isn't new to me, but quiltmaking is.


If no one else steps up, maybe I could do one and Irene could do the other?


ADD: I'm a quick study.
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by paranoidandroid » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:39 am


chickenkarma wrote:I was thinking of something to make the guys too....
This is a great IDEA!

I have never made a quilt before but unless there is someone else who knows how I can volunteer to sew the squares together.

FUN :D


Dude, lets take a quilting class together at Michael's or Joann's or something...


I wish I had time to :(
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by thedistantfuture » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:39 am

Rad-tastic idea [image]
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by chloe » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:41 am


paranoidandroid wrote:
chloe wrote:Yeah, but who would actually get to use the quilt, I wonder. Bret or Jemaine?












..maybe they could share it?

[image] [image]


thats why we make 2, one for each, hence the making of two squares minimum. [image]










Oh. Somehow I completely missed the fact that there would be more than one. :P
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by Amily » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:41 am

One thing to consider...

Funds for the batting (stuffing).
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by paranoidandroid » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:44 am


Amily wrote:One thing to consider...

Funds for the batting (stuffing).


Hmm. I really don't know how much that goes for, but I think when we send the quilter the squares, a donation would be recommended. I wouldn't mind buying the stuff for the quilter, quite honestly.
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by hellomyfriend » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:44 am

Awwwwwwwww. Ami pinned this thread to the top of the board! [image]
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by Amily » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:46 am


paranoidandroid wrote:
Amily wrote:One thing to consider...

Funds for the batting (stuffing).


Hmm. I really don't know how much that goes for, but I think when we send the quilter the squares, a donation would be recommended. I wouldn't mind buying the stuff for the quilter, quite honestly.


It probably wouldn't be too much, I have no idea though.

Maybe everyone sending squares could also send a couple bucks? I'm sure it wouldn't take much more than that.
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