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Is there any reason we don't have a couple of hug quilts set back
in case of short order need?  Sometimes we really could use a
hug that gets where it is going kind of quickly.   I know it wouldn't be
as personal but in a case like the Gifford hug we could have had one
to her right away.
Just a thought.  
Taria

Re: hug quilts thoughts
On 18/11/11 18:28, Taria wrote:
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Or even if not a quilt, a top ready to be quilted, that way the outlay
for backing, batting and binding only gets made when it is needed.

Lizzy

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Even better!  Thanks Lizzy.
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Pat on the Green

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Well I don't know about that - the personal touch is really heart-
warming to me.  The thought that we all contributed blocks with purple
or lime green in them cuz it's a favourite colour of the Hugee is just
something that you couldn't get from a standby HUG - just my thoughts.

Sharon (N.B.)

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Yes, but ... ...
Speed is often necessary, or at least helpful.  They would still have
the signatures on.
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Pat on the Green

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On Friday, November 18, 2011 5:30:30 PM UTC-4, Sharon wrote:
e any reason we don't have a couple of hug quilts set back > in case of sho
rt order need?  Sometimes we really could use a > hug that gets where it  
is going kind of quickly.   I know it wouldn't be > as personal but in a  
case like the Gifford hug we could have had one > to her right away. > Just
 a thought. > Taria Well I don't know about that - the personal touch is re
ally heart- warming to me. The thought that we all contributed blocks with  
purple or lime green in them cuz it's a favourite colour of the Hugee is ju
st something that you couldn't get from a standby HUG - just my thoughts. S
haron (N.B.)

I know these posts are very old, but I can't seem to find new ones at all l
ately.  Just wondering if HUG quilts are still being made ... also is there
 a gallery still kept of the quilts ... did the one for Gabby ever get done
?  I know, a lot of questions but I don't see much posted about HUG quilts  
anymore.  Just wondering.  I recently requested quilt blocks for a very sic
k friend who still loves to play with fabric but has little energy to do a  
whole quilt herself.  I never got a confirmation about it or received any b
locks ... yet ... so I'm just wondering about all these things.

Sharon (N.B.)

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That's a very good idea Taria.  We could use generally liked colours,
with a fairly simple pattern.
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Pat on the Green

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I've been thinking about this idea and had some misgivings at first but you
know, it just might be a Very Good plan.  As you've said, it wouldn't be as
personal as others but the blocks would be signed.  And there's probably a
color that would/could be loved by any hug-ee.
    Blue?  Is there anyone who doesn't love blue?  ( DH loves any color so
long as it's blue.)
    Polly


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On 11/18/2011 5:38 PM, Polly Esther wrote:
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   ME!!!!!  I absolutely ABHOR blue -- stuff like baby blue or sky blue.
  I like teal blue, turquoise blue, navy blue and can, on occasion,
tolerate bright, jewel toned sapphire blue but that's it.  The blue most
of you think of when the color is mentioned is just plain icky, IMNSHO
(R&D&H) !!!    CiaoMeow >^;;^<

PAX, Tia Mary /\__/\

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Yay for Tia Mary!   I also dislike blue but use it when necessary in
my quilts.   Funny, but it turned out my new-to-me pick-up truck is a
gorgeous shade of metallic sapphire blue.  It's the closest to purple
as a blue can be, so maybe that's why it delights me!   ;-)

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

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On 11/19/2011 12:12 PM, Leslie & The Furbabies in MO. wrote:
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    That's called Brilliant Periwinkle -- LOL!  Periwinkle is good
because it is between blue & purple but not really either one :-).  I
will use blue also in my quilts -- heck I even make all blue quilts when
called for.  I have an adequate stash of blue fabrics -- I just don't
buy anything else in that color.  No clothes, no home dec stuff,
nothing.  You do realize, Leslie, that we are in the minority, don't
you??  When I tell people I don't like blue, I get stunned looks from
everyone.  The only time the looks are more stunned is when I freely
admit that I don't like little babies, have no desire to hold them or do
any of the other cuddly things most women do.  No I REALLY need to R&D&H
-- LOLOL!
    As for having a "backlog" of Hug Quilts or quilt tops, I think that
is a great idea.  Those quilts would not be meant for our "members" but
would be wonderful for instances like the present one when a quilt is
needed for someone outside the group.  CiaoMeow >^;;^<

PAX, Tia Mary

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Wow!  Here I thought I was alone in my dislike of blue!  I only use blue
when it's required for sky or water.  I usually have to go buy it though.

Ms P


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More heresy here..... I greatly dislike pastels.   They are wimpy!
VBG   And muddy colors make me droop.   I love deep saturated colors-
rich purple, deep ruby, old gold, mysterious dark green, dramatic
black.   Maybe those colors just suit my Drama Queen tendencies???
LOL

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.


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Maybe we'd better move on to Plan B.  Do we have a Plan B?   Polly

"Leslie & The Furbabies in MO." <> wrote More heresy here..... I greatly
dislike pastels.   They are wimpy!
VBG   And muddy colors make me droop.   I love deep saturated colors-
rich purple, deep ruby, old gold, mysterious dark green, dramatic
black.   Maybe those colors just suit my Drama Queen tendencies???
LOL



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How about if each of us did it in OUR favorite color(s).

Have 20 favs? Use them all. Now that would be a bright Hug :)

Would they be the normal 6.5" squares?

Butterfly (unable to participate in the last coupla years)



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I'm with Leslie in regard to pastels and muddy colours.  A dear friend
of mine said every quilt should have a bit of black in it - it's
dramatic and daring but looks fabulous in most cases.  I especially
like to have one of the borders a thin black piece - it's a wow
factor.  Maybe there are more drama queens on here than you
think.  :-)

Sharon (N.B.)

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On Sun, 20 Nov 2011 18:35:15 -0800, Leslie & The Furbabies in MO. wrote:

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Ha!
The closest I voluntarily get to pastels is light neutrals.
Jewel tones, colors with some depth to them are my cup of tea.
I do like to combine bold colors with darks too.  It works marvelously
well with counterpoint, which may explain why I am so fond of it.
Country colors and muddy tones remind me too much of a particular art
instructor I had way back when that insisted on students adding black to
colors to make tints.  It gave every painting a muddy look that I didn't
care for at all.

NightMist
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I'm raising a developmentally disabled child.  What's your superpower?

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Leslie,

Are you sure you're not describing the colors I like?  Like you, I can
do without pastels and muddy colors.  One time I was supposed to make
a block for something or the other that required pink.  I did not have
one single piece of pink fabric in my entire stash!

Donna in Idaho


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Re: hug quilts thoughts
ok....so i'm just jumping in with both feet here....sometimes
"generic" HUGS are a good idea..such as a relative of a cousin the
requesting member hasn't spoken to in 100 years, but if it's a dear
mom or dad or sister, etc...of the member, or the member themselves,
these blocks, (IMNSHO) should be made for that person, with their
favorite colors, pattern, or what have you. I know I try to make and
send the HUG block/card/fondling-fabric within at least a few days of
the request.

as far as colors...some of the muddy colors are great blenders. i love
brown, green and fall colors for that reason.

amy in SoCal....off the soap-box for now.....

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Going to play devil's advocate a bit....

When making a HUG quilt, the person who pulls it all together (who puts out
the ask) generally bears the additional expense of adding sashing, borders,
backing, batting, binding...  Not an insignificant expense.   They also put
the lion's share of work into the quilt  (although we do often get a
volunteer long-arm quilt to volunteer their services).

If I am creating a HUG for someone I care deeply about,   I generally know
what colors, designs... etc I would like to give that would be meaningful to
the recipient.  To give something generic might not excite me enough to
invest that kind of time & money.

Just a thought --

That said -- there very well could be times when a generic top could work.

Regarding Gabby's quilts, I have contacted the Hug requester a couple of
times and received no response.   From 2000 miles away -- not much else I
can do.  :-(



Kate in MI
http://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves

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Is there any reason we don't have a couple of hug quilts set back
in case of short order need?  Sometimes we really could use a
hug that gets where it is going kind of quickly.   I know it wouldn't be
as personal but in a case like the Gifford hug we could have had one
to her right away.
Just a thought.
Taria


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