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A Quilt vs Credit Card update plus Free Motion Quilting

Thanks to those that have donated to my credit card battle on Go Fund Me so far. There’s still a long way to go, currently I’ve raised 0.13% of the target £7500. I really would like to take donations of less than £5 a time as I think sometimes that can be too much, so I’ve set up a new page HERE (and up top!) that has an new donation link via Paypal so you can just give £1 if you want. Although I will need to manually update the fundraising page, this will still get you a raffle ticket into the draw for your own custom pet quilt and also links to the document which shows the numbers you have been allocated so you can make sure I have definitely entered you into the draw!

If you would still like to go for the chocolates or the quilt pattern gifts, then please use the fundraising page as normal, I have copied the original post so all of the information you need is on that page. Please tell your friends, every £1 is a little bit closer to my financial freedom. I know it’s for selfish reasons, it’s not for a charity, but I will be working Christmas Day and Boxing Day this year for Crisis the homeless charity (hopefully doing clothing repairs but it’s not all finalised yet) AND I will have some spare money in which to donate to charity fundraisers once this burden is gone, so in a way you are helping good causes!

ANYWAY onto more stitchy stuff….

Have you ever wanted to free motion quilt (FMQ) like this…


Image by Tula Pink, taken from Quilting is my Therapy

or like this…


Image by Julie Herman, taken from Quilting is my Therapy

Well Julia at Gone to Earth has decided to set up a group over on Facebook for those of us that do, following the guidance from Angela Walter’s new book, “Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters”. If you want to join in, make sure you grab a copy- Amazon is out of stock as I write this but I got mine pretty quickly from The Book Depository on payday.

My free motion quilting is getting better, but for now it has been limited to stippling, loops, a bit of bad handwriting and sketching, I am looking forward to getting the hang of feathers!

So grab the book and get over there and then we can make a start! I have my orphan blocks ready to make into mini quilts and cushion fronts at the ready!

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Help me out and win your own pet quilt

I have absolutely no idea if this will work or how much people will get behind me, but I’m asking you to help me out, and I’ll give you something in return 🙂

I confess, I have a weighty credit card bill that is on my shoulders every month and has been for years. Even though it’s on 0% interest right now, the minimum payment is still around £200 ($315) a month. I want rid of it. SO what have I decided to do?

Well I’m asking you to help me. For every £1 you donate to the cause on THIS SITE (and this site only!) you will get an entry into my raffle draw for your own custom, turned edge applique, lap size pet quilt wallhanging of your dog, cat, goldfish, snake, whatever! I will draw the winner when target is reached, so it’s in your best interests to spread the word 😉

For donations of £5 or more (and £5 is the minimum annoyingly, I was hoping it would be £1!), not only do you get 5 entries but I give you this quilt pattern which comes with a table runner variation included…

And for donations of £10 or more you get ten draw entries, the Wallander quilt pattern AND a box of 6 trufflepiglet chocolates (UK only)… assuming you reply to my email with your postal address of course (make sure you check your spam folder just in case).

If you’re not in the UK and you want the chocolates, the donation amount is £15 because of the extortionate postage costs- sorry about that.

So yes, I would be enormously grateful if you donated, or even just shared the link to my GoFundMe page with your friends or Twitter followers. I’ve even made a button you may use wherever if you really want to get behind me.

Please link the button to this link: http://www.gofundme.com/creditquilt

And I will be posting little target posts every now and again to remind you 😀

Thanks everyone!