|52-1/2" X 52-1/2"|
A nice parcel arrived this week from Madame Samm in Ontario, Canada. She's generously hosting daily giveaways - for WantToBe quilters and Quilters - who comment to win on the blog SewWeQuilt.
The only "hitch" is that the winner has to pay postage. I hesitated when I learned that postage would be $30 for a 60"-wide, two yard piece of fabric (at top of photo). It's "Minky Toy Chest Cuddle Zoom Zoom" from Shannon Fabrics. But when Madame Samm offered to make sure the parcel was a good "investment," I took her up on it. Look at the bonus stuff she included with the fabric: the book Word Play Quilts; a spool of white Prescencia thread; three
fat quarters half yard pieces (Corrected!) of Riley Blake (Lila Tueller) fabrics; and The Littles "Beach Ball" pattern. How could I not be pleased with my investment in the Canadian postal system!?
On Friday Madame Samm is giving away this! Go here to do it.
Carla of Lollyquilz, my Missouri friend who I expected to visit me this week for four days/three nights and speak to our Des Moines Chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild (Thursday evening) is not coming. A totally unforeseen family medical concern is keeping her close to home, and rightly so. We all know that after God, family comes first. So, we find ourselves in DSMMQG, looking for a substitute speaker for our Thursday evening meeting. Our speaker will be DSMMQG member Eva Marie Evans of Marion, Iowa, who will talk about the quilt-as-you-go technique.
This week in the blogosphere, Helen Stubbings mentioned one of my embroideries in a HugsnKisses post. Also, Laura Nownes mentioned and put up a picture of my wall hanging in last weekend's Pacific International Quilt Festival. Laura emailed me to say, "The tree was a big hit - lots of people stopping to take photos of the beautiful quilting!" Thanks Laura! You made my day. Linda