Christine also sent me two Thimbleberries' "Warm & Cozy charm packs. I see another charm tote bag in my future. I have the perfect pattern for them.
Thanks so much Christine!
Butterfly Threads Quilting. Diane designs patterns. Isn't her "Mr. Knott's Neighborhood" pattern adorable? I love, love all those bright cheery houses. And look I have a fat quarter she sent for a green house.
Thank you Diane, and Michelle from Quilters Gallery for sponsoring the Quilters Blog Hop Party.
Last evening I attended the Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild's meeting. Oh what a fun evening we had. Everyone needs to meet our dynamic, happy, zany, and fun President, Bianca.
She came up with a game where we were divided in groups of 10. She read a story that had "right" and "left" throughout the story. Every time she read right or left you passed a fat quarter (each was given a fat quarter) to the person to your right or left as heard in the story. The speed increased and the number of rights and lefts increased. The fat quarter left in your hand was yours to take home. Tah dah! this was the fat quarter I won - well sort of!
Above are two Shona Congo bags that I purchased. The fabric is high quality and has fled with them when facing danger and had to be on the run. I was so touched and inspired by these 4 gals who sew with limited resources having many odds against them living in a land of many hardships. There are a couple of videos showing them sewing with treadle machines and singing as as they make their wonderful things. In their words from their website - shonoacongostore.com, " Shona is a group of 4 young women from Eastern Congo, facing significant physical disabilities, but also facing life with a huge amount of determination and hope, not to mention excellent sewing skills."Go and be inspired! They will encourage you!