Animal Friends League Charity Bazaar

“Where’ve you been?” my friends are asking, “you haven’t posted anything for ages!”

I’ve been having too much fun.

Mostly I have five or six or seven quilts going all at once, a hand applique, a quilt or two that needs some piecing, or needs some quilting designs chalked on, or some quilting done . . . but the last few months, I got busy on a lot of smaller stuff, things which will go into a much larger pile of hand made items for the Animal Friends League Charity Bazaar.

Several people have been working on this annual fund-raising effort to help support the Animal Friend’s League efforts to rehome abandoned, mistreated and homeless pets in Kuwait. This is just a small sample of some really fun, unique, and beautifully crafted stuff:

There will be many other vendors with unique items to help you solve your Christmas shopping dilemmas, AND . . . there will be a baked / home made goodies table, with famous salsa, famous mince pies and assorted delectables for your enjoyment.

See you there!

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I’ve Got a Secret . . .

but I had better tell you all about it now, because soon it is not going to be a secret anymore!

First, I apologize for not writing for such a long time. I’ve been busy – quilting, sewing, my days are full with workshops and with projects. My good friend and quilter, Coeurcountry is hosting a bazaar to benefit the Animal Friends League in Kuwait, and I am proud to be a small part of the good work she is doing. It will be held October 25th, for those of you in Kuwait, and will have really really cool things you can’t find in other places, many hand made items, a home-made bake sale, and some specialized vendors.

OK, now – the secret.

I have a friend who owns a quilt shop – and it is a quilt shop I love, clean and airy, always full of people with new ideas and inspirations – Quilting by the Bay in Panama City, Florida.

Her shop has been selected for the Better Homes and Gardens Special Quilt Shop edition, coming out soon!

And, if you are really lucky, you can order some of the fabulous batik fabric specially designed to celebrate this honor:

Isn’t it gorgeous? You can only order it from Quilting By the Bay – it’s an exclusive.

Sandy, my heart sings at your success. (We were in the same quilt guild in Germany.)