Tuesday, August 1, 2006

August Challenge - No Fabric Purchases!

I have decided to join the challenge posted by Vicky at LA Quilter-- No Fabric Purchases for the Month of August. (Thanks to Kim at A Peach in Stitches for designing this very cute logo / button to commemorate this challenge).

I feel confident that I can accept this challenge because there are exceptions that will allow us to still make a fabric purchases:
- Fabric purchased at quilt shows doesn't count.
- Fabric purchased as a souvenir while on vacation doesn't count.
- Fabric purchased as an emergency doesn't count - If you are trying to finish up a quilt in August and you run short of something you desperately need, this is an emergency.

Vicky also included allowing Blocks of the Month. I don't currently subscribe to any BOMs so I won't have a need to exercise this option.

Here's to one month of no new fabric purchases!


  1. Norma - good luck. You're a brave soul. :-) I can't do it - I know I can't. But I'll be around cheering everyone on.

  2. Ah, what a cute button. I'm going to have to get one.

  3. I'm with you Norma, I have no doubt we can do it, exceptions or no exceptions.
    I was just talking to Cher at Marathon Quilter, and said that I am beginning to think the fabric industry itself has perhaps "set us up" for the addiction in much the same way the tobacco industry has done to those who smoke. It's not a direct parallel but I sure can see similarities. I think it's great fun to have Kim's excellent logo to use..*VBS*