Let’s Get Google to ‘Doodle’ Quilters! (xo, Quilt Scout)

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Hey, Google! Yo! Over here! Image: Wikipedia.

 

Ladies and a few gentlemen.

I know it’s early in the year, but I’m going to say it: If you read one Quilt Scout column in 2018, read the one I’m linking down below.

Over the past month or so, I’ve been noodling on how to go about petitioning Google to make a “Google Doodle” about a famous, important, special quilter. I’ve figured out the way, and the time is now — and I need you. We need you. There’s never been a Google Doodle about a quilter, ever. Ever! What’s up with that?

Questions you have may include: “What’s up with that?” and “What’s a Google Doodle?” and “Wait, what do I have to do?” and “Mary Fons what is even happening please explain.

That last one is not a question but there’s no time! This is all very easy: Head over to the Quilt Scout, read all about it, then vote. Let’s make sure the internet (read: world) never forgets how important quilters are and how much we contribute to society, art, and human beans everywhere. A Google Doodle is a legit way to do that, so let’s circle the wagons, people. Filling out the form will be your good deed for the day — well, unless you’ve done other good deeds today. Considering the people who make up my readership, it is highly likely you’ve amassed a number of good deeds already. That’s okay.

Overachieve. 

Love,
Mary “da Quilt Scout” Fons

17 Responses

  1. Mandy Laseter
    | Reply

    Mary, Marie Webster is not on the list. There is another name instead.

    • Mary
      | Reply

      woah, weird! fixed!!

  2. Pam
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    I was going to nominate Faith Ringgold but am happy to report (thanks to Googling) that’s she’s still very alive at 87. If you like folksy quilts, hers are amazing!

  3. Kerry
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    Thanks Mary – that was a very interesting post.

  4. Barbara
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    Great idea! I’m heading over to the Quilt Scout straight-away.

  5. Bethany
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    TO THE GOOGLE QUILT DOODLE! Thanks for taking on this endeavor.

    • MARIAN LOCKAMY
      | Reply

      Alright I may not be doing this correctly but hopefully somebody will help me with a link. I need the link to vote for the Google doodle quilt.

      • Mary
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        Go to the Quilt Scout column, Maid Marian! 🙂 There’s a link inside the column, I promise. 🙂

        • Sheila Hall
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          “I believe you, Mary”… but Marian speaks for me too — can’t find it.

      • Katie
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        Nancy Zieman for a quilt doodle!

  6. Rebecca Roach
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    I think we’d have a better chance if the honoree’s art would make a compelling doodle. I appreciate the historians and Nancy Zieman’s contributions, but I voted for Yvonne Porcella because her art is so recognizable and lively. I think it would make a great doodle!! Or one of the ladies from Gee’s Bend would be amazing.

    • Sheila Hall
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      I agree!…Gee’s Bend ladies! (although Nancy Z. is totally relatable to American quilters, “sewers”, PBS-ers,…and family members drawn-in by ‘what’s so interesting’?!).

      Mary, I’m happy to see that, despite the fact that (you’ve) “gone and done all this work already!”, the process allows for expansion/change! Great endeavor!…..and really good work!!

  7. Grace
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    You know, quilts are also an important item to learn about during black history month. Quilts were used to tell stories and as maps to get from the south to the north.

  8. Kathy Hendry
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    I’ve missed something. How do we actually submit our vote?
    PS-this is a wonderful idea!

    • Mary
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      Hi, Miss Kathy! Visit the Quilt Scout column and there’s a link to the form. 🙂

  9. Judy
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    How can we get google to allow great quilters that are alive. I agree the ones on the list are great quilters but I feel it would be nice for a great person to enjoy the nomination while alive and there are many who have and still are contributing much to t he quilting world. I think it is important to let these wonderful quilters know they are appreciated while they are still with us

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