It didn't take very many hours to quilt these two tops with my HQ Sweet Sixteen. Bindings were sewn down and labels attached this morning, and now these two quilts are in new homes. I gave them away to coworkers.
Several years ago, my boss let me have drawings at the end of department meetings, and in 2-1/2 years everyone in the department had won a quilt or a set of small wallhangings. Since then, coworkers have left, a few have retired, and we have 11 new members in the dept. I decided to do it again. It's a positive way to end a sometimes "downer" meeting, and making this commitment pushes me to use my time more wisely. (I've been a slackard lately. I know how much time I waste.) I prefer that others enjoy my quilts, rather than seeing them gather dust on a shelf in my home. Or worse yet, I forget I have them.
Before the drawings today, I read the ground rules. They include --
--if I bring 2 quilts, each lady gets two chances. She can put both chances on one quilt or the other, split the chances between the quilts, or wait for another month.
--I'll bring a variety of colors, themes, styles, patterns--whatever I decide to make. No one is to make a special request for something specific. (No one objected when I said I might bring some older quilts. )
--No "buyer's remorse." I warned them they probably will eventually see something else they'd like. So only try to win something they'd like to own. Once a name is drawn, they're done. No more chances.
--eligible to enter the drawings after 6 months in the dept (two ladies have to wait till this summer)
--each winner must agree to have her photo taken
--each winner will receive care instructions and a ColorCatcher..
--each winner must Pay it Forward. Within a month, she's to perform one Random Act of Kindness or anonymous good deed for someone who wouldn't expect it.
This whole process energizes me, and the atmosphere in the dept meeting perked up and lightened up as we had the drawing. Some meetings need that.
Today's winners --
|winner #1 -- Kelly|
|winner #2 -- Sue|