QSMASBC 2013


The Quilter's Shirtless Man and Spicy Burrito Calendar began its crazy life in the summer of 2011. I had made a joke about being lucky enough to combine two of my favorite things—writing and quilting—into one career, but that someday I hoped to combine all my great loves into one publication: The Quilter's Shirtless Man and Spicy Burrito Monthly. When readers began to offer photos of their own men, I offered to make us a calendar if I got 12. I got 14.

I decided to make the calendar a fundraiser for my brother's family. My big brother has been fighting brain cancer for a couple years now, and it is a huge drain on his family's resources—financial as well as physical and psychological. I live fairly far away from them and can't be there to help in any tangible way, so I thought if I could do something to give them a laugh and maybe a little extra cash at the same time, it would be, quite literally, the least I could do. Giving my brother a copy of the 2012 calendar and a check last Christmas was a moment I will remember for the rest of my life.

Because I am poor and cannot afford to have these printed on my own, I have decided to once again use Lulu.com. This is a print-on-demand service, so you will be ordering directly through them and I get a cut. If you have problems with your order, you will need to contact Lulu customer service. There were only a couple problems last year and Lulu made good on them right away.

The calendar costs $19.99 and can be purchased here.

If you have any questions about the calendar, please contact me directly at dontdrinkandquilt(at)gmail(dot)com.

4 comments:

Tina said...

Love the calender, I ordered some for my single quilting friends for Christmas. And of course, one for me.

Valerie said...

What a special calendar and a special cause! I ordered 5.

Lesa Fichte said...

Just ordered my calender after a co-worker showed me the one she received as a gift. What a fun calendar and for a very special purpose!

your brother is blessed to have you as his sister!
Big hugs!

Lesa Fichte said...

Just ordered my calendar after a co-worker showed me one she received as a gift.

a fun calendar for a very special purpose.

Your brother is blessed to have you as his sister!
Big hugs!