Friday, April 22, 2011

half-square triangles

To quote from one of Jerome's favorite films,  Wizard of Oz, "Joy, rapture!"
They finally arrived today! My envelope of half-square triangles was in the mailbox when I returned from a day of errands on this rainy Good Friday. I had been listening to a recorded version of The Aloha Quilt in my car as I drove back and forth from Onalaska. I was really in the quilter's frame of mind.

For now, I've only taken the time to read each label just to know where they come from. I haven't even peeked at the fabric combinations yet. They're from England, Scotland, Finland, Netherlands, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, 5 Canadian provinces, and 44 states. And I didn't get a single one of my own back in the exchange. However did they accomplish the task?? Of the 560 who sent them, very few sent the exact same number of units. I sent 420 and was to receive 420 in return. I don't know if I'll bother to count, what will it matter?? There are also a few dozen in my collection that are unidentified, so I'll never know where they're from. That makes me a bit sad.  I haven't any idea how I'll keep track of their origins as I go about creating with them. For now it's enough just to feel the collective love and enthusiasm rising from this treasure.


  1. Oh wow......What happens to them now..........?
    Julie xxxxxxx

  2. How exciting to have a little bit of all those people and countries being part of a quilt!

  3. Awesome! Finally, some good mail!

  4. Exciting, awesome, amazing!!!
    What a memorable quilt this will be! "Collective Love" for sure!!