Team 180 has 2 Very, VERY large quilts that we made to display at the national competition in 1999 and 2000 (I think) that we don’t have any place to store or display, and we would like to know if any teams would like to have them. These were made from team t-shirts donated from teams in attendance at each previous year’s national competition - we haven’t unrolled them in a while but from memory there were over a hundred shirts in each one; I think one is a vertical rectangle and the other a horizontal rectangle. The first one we just got back from FIRST Place this summer and appears to be in good condition, the second one got a little water damage somewhere along the line but looks like it will clean up pretty well.
I can get more detailed dimensions next week, but we would like to throw it out to any teams interested; we’d just ask that you help pay for shipping since they are pretty heavy. If we get too many responses we’ll do it by lottery or something. Our pit is just too small to do anything with them so hopefully someone with more space could get some PR use out of them - they’re pretty cool. I think someone posted a picture of the horizontal one in the “how many first shirts” thread earlier this year. <actually, looking at it I think that is one that team 88 made in a later year>
Please reply back to this thread if you’re interested and we’ll start to work out the details. Thanks.
New goal: If and when Disney and FIRST get back together (when Nats are in Florida again), make a giant tent (for the pits) using FIRST items only (FIRST trash bags, etc…) but mostly team shirts. Imagine the pits being made out of team shirts. Also have some kind of a prize for someone who can name the team and year of each shirt.
We would love to have the one from 1999 - that was Cyber Bue’s first season. We could also share it with all of the teams in IndianaFIRST so it could be seen all around Indiana. It can be displayed at the IRI each summer.
Let me know when you decide how to distribute them, and thanks for offering them to teams since you no longer can keep them.
I helped make the second one!!! but that was back before i even knew what FIRST was all about. I can’t believe we’re getting rid of them! I want one! (not really). Just yesterday I had an engineer from our early years ask me about them. it was Mary Ellen Trax, she was on the sewing commitee!
Hey, I’ll be willing to take one of them off your hands and of course make a very nice donation towards your team. Please send me the dimensions and any other vital information. My name is Vincent and you can reach me @ email@example.com
Well the quilts are still back home in the S.P.A.M. pit. There aren’t any winners just yet. We have to remeasure them since they don’t seem very accurate. Once as we remeasure them, we’ll post the sizes up and then figure how we’ll be doing this grand drawing of the winners.