Week 16 in Review (May 30 – June 5, 2016)

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It’s been a busy week, though not all the busyness is in The 70273 Project corner.

I now have 1342 blocks in my hands – up 126 from last week. This is great – fantastic, even – and if we’re gonna meet Kitty Sorgen’s goal of 2000 blocks in my hands by 7/4/2016, we’re gonna’ have to keep up the pace and maybe even step it up a little bit because we have to allow travel time for the blocks to get from you to me.

As for Sunday night, I’ve heard from people in 70 different countries. Keep spreading the word, y’all.

Speaking of getting the word out . . . I penned a guest blog this week, and as soon s it’s published, I’ll sure let y’all know. I’ve also been asked to write a piece for every issue of The Blue Mountain Review (a.k.a. The Blue), which is part of The Southern Collective Experience – isn’t that fun? Clifford wants my first piece to be about The 70273 Project. Other pieces will be about Southern people and places and ways. Y’all stay tuned for more about that, too.

The new Provenance Forms continue to come in by the hand full, so if you haven’t already, please take a minute to complete, sign, and return it so we can continue moving forward.

Somebody on Facebook (I’m sorry and embarrassed that I can’t remember who it was, so I can’t let her know that I did it) asked me to include a link to The 70273 Project flyers in the sidebar. Whoever you are – thank you for the suggestion, and consider it done.

Quilt #1 (pieced by Kitty Sorgen and quilted by MJ Kinman) has been quilted, and MJ and I are now figuring out how to do the labels I want.

Later this week, I’ll be boxing up more blocks to send to folks who’ve raised their hand to piece and/or quilt a quilt. (That’s why I need to get those new Provenance Forms back in.) I’ve said it before, and I’m saying it again: this project is filled with good, big hearts.

Y’all please keep making blocks and spreading the word cause that’s what it takes. Till next week . . .




  1. Kitty Sorgen

    I have family arriving tonight…..Guess what they ‘get’ to do while they’re here? 🙂 My “X” Block Team is expanding!

    • whollyjeanne

      Oh good! Enjoy your family, and send photos as you can.

  2. Chloe

    Such great progress! I have blocks ready to go, nearly: just a trim and the forms to fill in and they’ll be with you soon xx

    • whollyjeanne

      No rush. I still have several of your beautiful blocks here. (Though I do love the thought – the keen anticipation – of seeing and holding more.) xo

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