Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Introducing TGIFF!

Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday is an interquiltinental intercontinental CanAussie (Canadian-Australian) initiative by M-R of QuiltMatters and Laura of Quokka Quilts.

It started off with a challenge to ourselves to finish some of the Works in Progress (WIPs) we were featuring on WIP Wednesday. We decided we needed to WhIP ourselves into shape and at the same time, encourage each other.

Then we thought, why just the two of us? Why not share the love? Why not have a linky party? (You can't have too many linky parties can you?!) We can celebrate the fabulous finishes out there in the blogosphere, check out some new blogs and meet some new folks. Sound like fun? We think so too. It will be like a mini quilt show every week!

Here's How It Will Work:
Laura will host on the first Friday of the month and M-R will host the second. That leaves the third, fourth and sometimes fifth Friday free for someone else to host. You know you want to!

To get us started, Laura will host this Friday’s TGIFF party. Whether you have a finished project to share or not, everyone is welcome! If you do have a finish that you’d like to share, check out Laura’s site on Friday and link up your post. Then grab a beverage (or two – we won’t judge) of your choice, tell your family that you are going to Australia (unless you are from Australia, then tell your family that you are going to Perth…unless you are from Perth, then…oh, you get the idea), tour the other finishes, and spend some time admiring and commenting on the other fabulous finishes. We know that your finish will be the best, but you still need to share the love. It’s what quilters do. :)

M-R will host on October 14th and then we’ll go somewhere else on the 21st – your place perhaps?

If you’d like to host a party, send us an email with a preferred date from the list below. Ideally, you would pick a date to host when you think you’d have a finish to share. You’d also need to add the linky party code to your post, which is very easy to set up and free for your first linky party.

[Edit: Woo hoo! We have hosts lined up for October and November! Thank you Erin, Jessica, Tabatha and Cindy for stepping up. For those of you who would still like to host, there will be opportunities coming up in December.]
We'll use this site as a central spot for people to find out where the next rave party is. So that's it. Get those WIPs out!


  1. adding this to favorites....won't have anything completed this Friday....at least I don't think so. I'm working at the moment on an order for 24 purple dish scrubbies. Do these things count or is it only completed quilts you want?
    I did finish a table runner and lap quilt both last week (believe it or not)