Friday, April 26, 2013

Things I Won!


Remember when the Quilters Gallery Blog Hop was happening? Well I was fortunate to win from two different bloggers. This prize/present/gift - it feels like a gift was sent by Christine Mann from Quiltersdiary.com. She sent a DVD by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins of Piece O' Cake Way. It is "Teach You to Applique."  Sounds like I have an evening with a bowl of popcorn and learning how to applique. Fun!

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!

Another giveaway I won from 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!








6 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your wins!

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    1. Thank you Eileen! So nice to hear from you!

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  2. Love that blue fat quarter! The bags are really nice. I am partial to the blue one.Sandy

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    1. Sandy thanks for stopping by. You always lean toward the blues don't you?

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  3. You won some great prizes! I love winning! Doesn't happen too often. Sounds like you're in the middle of a winning streak!

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  4. I love our Bianca too! And the bags you got..We have so much fun at CMQG

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