2022 Positivity Link Up Winners

Good morning everyone! I wanted to pop in and let you know the names were drawn for the prizes for this link up. Mercyful Quilts is truly grateful for both the quilts being made as well as the sponsors who have donated gifts for these quilters! The next time you are looking for just the right pattern to make, please check the shops for our sponsors. You will surely find just what you are looking for!

Here we go:

Mari H – won a pdf pattern from Storied Quilts

Sylvia – won a pdf pattern from Twiggy & Opal

Katie – won a pdf pattern from Knit Bug

Wendy F – won a pdf pattern from Quilting Jetgirl

Amanda – won a pdf pattern from My Quilt Infatuation

Lisa F – won a pdf pattern from Sally Manke

Congrats to these quilters! I have emailed you so please check your in-box for the information. The next link up will be to show your finished quilts. This happens during the end of August.

The turnout for this year’s event is a bit less than last year. Who knows why? Maybe people are busier this summer. Maybe it is too darn hot across the whole country to be sewing. (I cannot believe how scorched much of the US is right now!!) At any rate, we are grateful for those who are participating. If you are working on your quilt and not making the time schedule, no problem. The need at Mercy Hospital is constant so we will happily receive your quilt donation at any time! If you feel overwhelmed and cannot finish the total number of blocks please make as many as you want to complete your quilt. While the pattern calls for 80 blocks, a generous quilt can be accomplished with less than that. Especially if you add a pretty border to enlarge it.

I hope you are sitting down as you read this because I have some news! Not only have I finished my quilt top for the 2022 Pos QAL, but I have pieced the backing. There is more! The binding is cut! The quilt is basted! I know, I know – this is shocking. I am almost positive I have never finished a QAL within the stated timespan. What is happening here??? Is my plan to focus on one project at a time actually working? I feel like I don’t even know myself anymore. Hahaha.

OK – Closing for now. I have the pleasure of staying with my grand daughters next week for a couple of days while their parents have a quick getaway. No sewing will be happening but lots of fun will be had!

Because blog posts are much more fun to read if they have pictures, here are some fun ones!

Feeling so cool with their shades on while waiting for their swim lesson.
What do you think? Is this girl not an Audrey Hepburn lookalike??
Big sister taking little sister (and Olaf) for a ride.

9 thoughts on “2022 Positivity Link Up Winners

  1. Wendy

    Must be that Washington air, getting you are energized to finish the quilt top, prep the backing and binding! Thanks for sharing the fun pics!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Well, whatever the reason, I’ll take it! The quilt is turning out cute and very much not my usual colors or fabrics. It will be of comfort to a family though and that is what counts. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Katie

    Woohoo for you and your quilt! I hope you continue the momentum! And woohoo for me winning a pattern! (As if I need any more projects, right? But inspiration is always good.) Now I just have to get it quilted…

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  3. Kathleen McCormick

    Hooray for progress! You will have so much fun with the little ones next week, and then you will need a vacation. Sorry to hear it is a little less, maybe it will have a flurry at the end!

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  4. Torry

    I heartily endorse the idea that pictures make a post! Especially when they are of cute little ones! Enjoy your grandma time!
    I will be doing grandma duty the first weekend in August. It will be our little one’s first sleep over! I am busy mucking out the room he will sleep in!

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  5. Preeti

    Your blogpost has the best picture, Bernie. This is largely because you have some of the most attractive models working for you…free of charge ๐Ÿ˜€ Congratulations to all the winners. I am excited for them. More participants in the finished quilt linky party, I am sure.

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  6. Preeti

    Beautiful pictures make a great blogpost. But the truth is your models are drop dead gorgeous and they will make any picture beautiful even when they are covered in jam, wearing matching dorky CalPoly t-shirts or even in a pig pen. Always beautiful!!!

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