Dean's List Banner/Quilt Announcement !

Attention Dean’s List Finalist and Teams!

This year as a way to both appreciate and track the Dean’s List Finalist I came up with an idea with the help of some volunteers.

We’d like to create a quilt made up of patches from every single Dean’s List Finalist from the 2012 season. The quilt will be brought to championship and displayed so that everyone can see the different finalist and where they come from. This way people can see the names and teams of every single finalist. Hopefully this will not only make a great display, but it will also help people appreciate all the finalist from this year and bring them together.

The idea is to make the quilt out of patches made from the team shirts (or just fabric if that doesn’t work for some) of each finalist. Each patch would have the finalist name and team number easily visible. The finalist could also sign the patch or add whatever personal touches they want. The idea here is to create a cohesive framework of each and every finalist to show not only who they are and where they come from, but what makes them special. So please make it as personal and special as possible!

Each patch should measure 12.5 inches by 12.5 inches. The effective size will only be 12x12 due to a 1/4 inch seam so be sure to carefully plan out the patch !

Please spread the word to your finalist from each regional to send in their patch! This will only work if every single finalist sends in a patch and I’d love this to get done! I’m not asking for any money for this, just pay the postage on the patches!

I plan to finish the quilt over April vacation so please get them in ASAP. If you know a finalist or even know someone on the same team as one PLEASE GET THEM THE NEWS!

Questions and Comments are welcome.

Please mail the patches to:

ATTN Alexander Ouellet
50 Millwood Circle
Norwell, MA 02061

Michigan will not know the finalist until the weekend after Easter weekend. This is a really neat idea. I hope it won’t be too late for Michigan teams to get theirs in. :slight_smile:

The same is true of Teams from MAR. I really love this idea.


Alex spent a bit of time bouncing his idea around with me last night, answering the tough questions. I know that he is very aware of the quick turnaround for some of the upcoming Dean List Finalists and that’s why he wants to make sure that we all help to spread the word.

I think this is a terrific idea and Alex has it very well planned out. From what he tells me, he has enlisted the help of some very dedicated and skilled volunteers in order to make this dream a reality.


It will be pretty amazing! I agree it is a terrific idea! Can’t wait to see it! I hope they display it somewhere at world’s. I will definitely spread the word to the MI dean’s list kids when they are announced! :slight_smile:

Yep. I love the idea that Alex has opened the patch (or quilt block) submission to ‘personal touches’ as well as a signature. I can only imagine how wonderful this will be.


I’ll be sure to make sure that those from Michigan and MAR are included. I would never want anyone left out of it. Also it occurred to me that if the finalist wants they could also attach a button to their patch.

Please make sure finalist send in their patches ASAP! I haven’t received very many and it’s extremely important that all finalist send one in and are aware we are doing this. Please help spread the word to teams and finalist!

Very cool idea! Im sending my piece in today.

Sounds interesting, I’ll see what I can do.

Sending this link along to all the Dean’s List students I know!


I just sent mine in the other day, I can’t wait to see this fully complete.

Hi guys,

I know many of you have been busy but it is really important to get your patches in ASAP. So far I have received about 10. If you really want to see this done we need everyone to get them in. Hopefully a large number are in the mail and will arrive soon. If you haven’t sent yours in yet I highly recommend priority mail or overnighting it. Please spread the word and get your patches in ASAP!

Thanks guys and good luck in STL.