2015 National Quilting Day & Giveaway!

Hello Friends — Happy Saturday and Happy National Quilting Day!  Read about National Quilting Day here.

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Once upon a time, there was girl who lived in the tropics, in the comfort of home, church, and many relatives.  All her life, she dreamed upon going to England for college… ever since she was five years of age.

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She worked hard at school… because of the consuming dream of going to England for college.

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The day came, she left home to go to college…. not to England, but to the United States.  She was disappointed at the time, but she accepted that it was the path chosen for her.

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She finished college with a graduate degree.  She married.  She had a little girl.

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Somewhere in her years in the US, she met a most generous and loving lady — who taught this girl how to quilt.

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And the rest is history.  Because someone else stepped in, and encouraged, and took the time to teach this girl (who hadn’t really even touched a sewing machine in her life), this girl’s life was changed!

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She made many sweet quilting and non-quilting friends along her quilting journey.  She was able to do things not dreamed off in all her dreams of going to England for college…

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And she continues to accepts the path chosen for her, by her loving God.

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IMG_9539And in a roundabout way, though she sees that she is but a whiff of air passing through this world, she is inspired by the people she meets to make a difference in her small roundabout circle…because someone else had made a difference in her life.

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On this National Quilting Day, this is a roundabout way of telling the story of an Asian girl who discovered the joy of quilting, because a loving lady who answered the call to make a difference in the lives of others!  Thank you, Barbara!

And Happy National Quilting Day again, Everyone!!

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Annie’s has generously sponsored a giveaway of my online class Learn to Machine Quilt class.  Leave a comment between now and March 27, 2015 to enter giveaway.  Winner will be announce on March 30, 2015.

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Speaking of machine quilting, stay tuned for some exciting news!

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Another 1,000,000 giveaway!

You know I love love love to piece, sew, and quilt with Aurifil threads!  The following are pictures of quilts I have quilted with Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton threads.

Quilt Front Pictures:

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Quilt Back Pictures:

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The people at the super awesome Aurifil thread company that makes my favorite threads have graciously offered a large 12-spool Aurifil thread kit as a prize to celebrate Ivory Spring’s 1,000,000 milestone.  These colors are just perfect to nudge in spring, don’t you think?

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Click here to follow Aurifil’s very happening Facebook page.

To be entered in the giveaway:  Please share if you use Aurifil for your quilting needs.  If not, what threads you use for piecing, sewing and quilting – or just crafting in general. [Comments are accepted between now and 4/8/2013]

Thank you again for stopping, and with that, I wish a very Happy Monday, and Happy Week!

p.s.  This wonderful giveaway prize is NOT an April Fool’s joke – it is for REAL! For my nerdier follows, you can check out speculations on the origin of April Fool’s Day here — now, they must be ALL true if they are on Wikipedia. ;)