Saturday, June 21, 2008

New Quilt Kits



I have selected the next two quilt kits that we will be assembling for volunteers to piece. The first one is called "Block in a Box", and the second is called X's and O's. We hope to cut 10 patterns of each quilt. Think of all of the fabric we will use up....
I am also toying with the idea of the first annual "Margaret's Hope Chest Quilting Retreat". I was inspired by an article in my Better Homes and Garden quilting magazine. I am thinking August....two night.....I am still thinking. Let me know if you are interested.
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Monday, June 16, 2008

A Unique and Useful Gift

Maybe you struggle with finding the perfect gift for the person who has everything. here is an ingenius birthday/end of the year gift my Aunt Marcia received a few weeks ago. This is an excerpt from an e-mail she sent me:
"This week was our last in kindergarten--what a wonderful class I have been blessed with...
As a surprise the room moms arranged for the children to bring "gifts" on the day we were having a Kindergarten Kafe--it was to be a birthday celebration (my birthday is in August)...:
65 pieces of fabric (and they told me of their selection)
20 spools of thread
6 pkg of needles
3 scissors (1 is a pinking shears)
1 tape measure
2 marking pencils
I cannot think of another birthday celebration that I have enjoyed!!!

Aunt Marcia"

Her class is aware of Margaret's Hope Chest and all of the supplies she received
will be used to make more quilts! I haven't seen the fabric yet but my mom tells me it is cute, cute, cute. Thanks so much for this creative donation!