This page will have answers to the questions most frequently asked, outside of how to get started. Please check that page first... if your question isn't answered, then it should be here. It is always suggested that you post your question to the Yahoo group for the project or to our new Facebook page.
- How do I become an Angel Quilt Project member?
That's easy! All you have to do is get in touch with James Farmer and he'll gladly provide you the information you need to get started.
- What are the requirements to help?
A love of cross stitch or machine embroidery! Also a willingness to help others is greatly appreciated as well.
- I don't cross stitch or sew. Can I still help out?
Absolutely. The AQP always welcomes donations of money, embroidery threads, fabrics, and other essential sewing notions. Please contact James Farmer for more information.
- I know of a sick child or premature infant's family that will treasure a quilt. How can I be sure they get one?
A simple email to James Farmer will set the wheels in motion.
- What materials can I use?
Any kind of cross stitch material can be used, be that Aida, Linen or Evenweave. Any size count can be used as well. Any color, with the only exceptions being Orange and Black, can also be used. We try to make sure that nothing smaller then 12" x 12" is used though, and yes, some of the smaller pieces can be stitched on that small a piece. Larger pieces can also be used. For instance, I once did a piece of Superman that was on a 36" x 36" piece of Aida. After I did it I wondered what I would do with it. A couple of years after I started the AQP a family in Canada requested a Superman blanket for their son, who I belive was fighting Cancer. The head of the Canadian Division posted that request on our Yahoo Group Sites and when I read it I knew what I'd have to do. I drew some designs of the Superman "S" to be stitched and send them to Canada, where the "S"'s were stitched and used as 'corners' for the blanket. The family and their son loved it! Made me feel very good as well, knowing that my Superman piece was finally used and enjoyed.
I'm sure there are many more questions that need to be asked here, so if you have any please submit them to me and they will be answered and posted here for all to see.
James Farmer, Founder
The Angel Quilt Project