Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sandy and the Studio Tour...

This Friday, I will be participating in the Haverford Guild of Craftsmen Studio Tour. Over the weekend, thirty-two artists will come together in six studios to share their work with the community. It is a wonderful time to meet new people from the area, have a glass of wine or mulled apple cider, and maybe a few cookies....
not to mention the holiday shopping!

In the midst of all the preparations, a friend sent me information about a group of people who had organized a block drive for quilts to be donated to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Information can be found here if you would would like to get involved.
The need is still great!


There are many quilt drives out there for Sandy victims. This particular one involves making Wonky Log Cabin blocks, as many as you can, and sending them to team leaders who find others to assemble, quilt, and ship to distribution centers.The blocks are easy to put together, and it is a wonderful way to use up your scraps and help others in the process.

So, after I sent out twelve blocks, I finished binding all my quilts, cleaned them, and packed them up for the Studio Tour.

I will be at
18 Colfax Road, Havertown, PA
Friday through Sunday :)

Finally, please don't forget the Walking For Nathaniel Quilt Raffle! Winner is chosen on December 18th. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to BDD research at the International OCD Foundation in Boston, MA.

See the quilt here:  

Donate here:

Thanks you so much!

Monday, November 12, 2012

CQJP 2013

I was discussing with a friend the other day why I enjoy the Block Swap Adventure. After a bit of thought, I decided this...Everyday in my studio, I make choices about design and color. No one else participates in these decisions. When I get a swap partner each month, I am given guidelines: what pattern to sew and what colors my partner prefers. So, then, it is all about creating something within those boundaries that I believe my partner will enjoy. I like this challenge.
This month, Nancy requested ANY block pattern in grays and yellows.

It didn't take much coaxing for a friend of mine to convince me to participate in the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2013.
Actually, it took about as long as it took me to go to the site and read the rules :)

So, one block a month for 2013, 6" or bigger, and it doesn't have to be square.
I have already chosen two possible color schemes for the blocks I will construct and have some "crazy" ideas about venturing into something I've never done before.
Stay tuned!

Also, please don't forget the Quilt Raffle! The winner will be chosen on December 18th.
Tickets can be purchased 

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Quilt Raffle


100% cotton Marcia Derse fabric from her "Line 5" collection
Twin quilt 66" x 95"
Machine quilted by The Meandering Fox

The Story
Denis and Judy Asselin have been friends of our family for over 15 years. Their son, Nathaniel, at age 11, was diagnosed with BDD, Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

For more than half of his life, Nathaniel struggled with a brain disorder that made almost every day a test of his strength, courage and stamina. He fought valiantly to circumvent the illness, keeping it hidden  from most people. Nathaniel took his own life at age 24.

The story of Denis and Judy's struggle to heal can be found 
I have donated this quilt in order to raise awareness of BDD and to generate funds for desperately needed research. By finding better treatment, we can offer to others the hope that Nathaniel needed and so richly deserved.

What You Can Do

1. Donate by purchasing a raffle ticket HERE .
2. Please share this site on your blog:   http://walkingwithnathaniel.org/
3. Consider an email blast encouraging all of your friends and family to donate just $5.00
4. Post a link on your Facebook :)

The winner of the quilt will be drawn on December 18th, 2012 and will be notified by email.
100% of the proceeds will go to BDD awareness and research administered by the International OCD Foundation in Boston, MA !

Many Many Thanks!