One Quilter’s Generosity and a Giveaway
My guild had a two-day retreat the first weekend of 2020 and I was able to go for one day. It’s always fun to see what other people are working on and have time to catch up with everyone.
Lots of people worked on patriotic quilts for veterans in our area of Nebraska. We’ve been working our way through all the veterans we know about, and I think we have almost finished up those from the Korean War. The quilt above is a Scrap Box Chevron from Franklin Quilt Company.
I started a new sampler from Edyta Sitar at Laundry Basket Quilts called Winter Village. I’m not excited about my fabrics. They looked great in a pile but now they’re boring me to death. So we’ll see where that ends up. I wish I hadn’t done the scrappy background.
But the coolest thing that happened was this.
See that wild and bright large-scale print above? I was chatting with Jill Ann at the retreat and saw this print in one of her blocks. When I admired it out loud, she immediately said, “Do you want it? Just take it!” And she whipped it out of her fabric pile and handed it to me.
I was surprised and delighted. “Are you sure?” I asked.
“Absolutely. It’s yours!” she answered.
Now here’s the best part.
Every time I see this fabric in my studio, which has been every day since, I am warmed by her generosity. I’m inspired to be more generous myself. And I just feel good all over because one quilter in one moment was kind and unguarded and unselfish.
What’s not to love about that?
Let’s have a giveaway!
I have some great stuff for one lucky winner. It’s Sew Emma and Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet have charming cross-stitch items! I have a valentine chart, a Farm Girl Vintage chart, a floss minder and adorable floss flowers that will have you itching to stitch. I also have a Mini Stash ‘n Store which may be the best organizational tool for your sewing area ever created.
There’s a cool quilty stone coaster, The Cutting Gizmo, my favorite pins and Mundial scissors, a wooden Material Girl sign for your sewing space, and String Frenzy by Bonnie K. Hunter.
Beat those winter blues by telling (in the comments) about a time when someone was generous toward you. The cutoff time is midnight on Thursday, Jan. 16. I’ll pick a winner and announce it on Friday. The winner of this giveaway is Chris P, who has been notified.
Please don’t be alarmed when your comment doesn’t show up immediately. I must approve them one by one and I’m usually at my sewing machine, not at my computer. Rest assured that I will see it and approve it and you’ll be duly entered into the giveaway.