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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Welcome to the 2nd to last CQAL of 2011

It's the second Saturday in October and that means after today, there is only one more Christmas Quilt Along of 2011!  As for me, I have had a wonderful time visiting with you since February.

You might remember that about a month ago Sue and I asked you all to fill in a survey about the Christmas QAL and the future. Thanks to all of you who filled it in. Thanks too for the lovely comments and compliments you included. As a result of the survey we have decided that we will be running it between February and November again, on the second Saturday of each month just as we have done this year, but there are some important changes.  

One of the questions we asked was if anyone would be prepared to act as a guest host for one of the days, and about 12 of you were foolish brave enough to put your hands up. So, now, we need to know who you were. If you would like to host one day, please email Sue at with your preferred month. The other difference is that instead of offering a block of the month pattern, next year we will be doing a mystery quilt instead. As this year, it will be free, but we will post the instructions on our blog instead of sending them by email. That way, if you can’t join us one month, the instructions will still be available.

I'll be back later this morning with more news and updates.  Off to breakfast now (and half of you are fixing lunch or starting your afternoon nap!).

Blessings, Cathi


siv hege said...

Allthough I was not one of the ladies who replied,(missed out on it) I just want you to know that I am in. I look forward to be joining the CQAL next year!

QuiltSue said...

Well I've been here for hours, come on you lot, time you were all up!

Karen said...

We have stormy weather here and it woke me up early. Sort of a monsoon going on. Our lot is on a small lake. We may need a boat before the day is over. Well, maybe that is a slight exaggeration but the prediction is for 6 to 8 inches of rain over a few days. I hope that is way more of a prediction than we will receive.

I started my Quilt-a-long project yesterday evening as it is applique. No way I will be able to finish it this weekend but I hope to make some good progress.

The plans for next year sound good.

Joanna said...

I'm up and ready to begin, but don't have my post up yet. A mystery quilt sounds like fun. I'll enjoy that. I think I said "maybe" to the hosting question. If you need me I'll be happy to host.

Lesley said...

Good morning! Glad folks are into the Christmas spirit! Thanks for hosting, Cathi! I was late to the gate this year so am with you all in spirit and will choose to only work on Christmas projects today. I am very interested in joining the next Christmas Quilt Along and particularly like the idea of a mystery quilt! Cheers!

Sand and Sunshine said...

Hard to believe the year is nearly up, yet here it is.

Colleen said...

Cathi, I didn't get to join along this past year but would love to join in for 2012. Glad it is going to be via posting because I work Saturdays and cannot always be off the second (although I do write the work schedules at the shop so...just maybe!).
What are the hosting responsibilities? Maybe I would volunteer.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am just pulling out my things. I had company - daughter and grandsons - to go apple picking. I will put up a post in a minute. I was one who put up their hand - I can fill in after those who have special requests.

Sand and Sunshine said...

Silly me I forgot to say I'd love to host a month.