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So, the Quilt Around The World 2 Bee has, or is about to, go bad (in my opinion). Not for me, I hasten to add, my blocks have travelled nearly all the way around the planet earth and are currently residing with the lovely Moira in Nottingham 🙂 In safe hands.
However, three members of the bee have their blocks stuck somewhere in the US, with one person. Unfortunately, most of these blocks are very unique and were obviously pretty time consuming to complete. Many people have tried to get in touch with the person who has them all with absolutely no success. Not an email reply or blocks sent on. Zilcho responso… for months. I should add that all we do know is this person is alive and well.
So, what do you do? It seems like some members are planning to mass mail her postcards requesting the blocks to be sent on in no uncertain terms, but I’m not up for joining in. It feels a bit like bullying somehow and it doesn’t sit easily with me. I would far rather use my time to make angel blocks to cover those that are missing.
I genuinely feel gutted about this as it seems like a bad turn just as we are nearing the end of a (mostly) very successful bee. Also, because the lady who is AWOL is brilliant and does make the most amazing stuff and I fear that she may never see the blocks that everyone has made for her now.
Has this happened to you? What did you do? Did you ever see your work again? Any good ideas to try?
Hope everyone is well today!