A friend of mine from the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild (SAMQG), Jen Eskridge, just posted today that she’s starting a new Small Sews Gifts Sew Along that is right up my alley! It’s mostly up my alley because I kinda suggested it. You see, the SAMQG has a gift exchange at their annual Holiday Party and this year we decided that instead of swapping a specific item (in the past we’ve swapped mug rugs and pillows), this year we voted for leaving it open slightly to include ANY small item (that was my suggestion to add to the voting options for our guild vote). We even created a totally awesome GROUP Pinterest board so that we can ALL pin our ideas and see what everyone else thinks is fun to make. Since it’s a gift exchange, the sort where you can steal an item three times before it’s “frozen” and what you get is a complete mystery until you open it, the suspense is really building! As as I’m sort of a Last Minute Lucy, I have of course not made a single thing (but pinned lots of ideas) for this exchange. So I have to get in gear which is WHY the Sew Along that Jen just announced is PERFECT timing! I hope you’ll play along because she even has some PRIZES lined up!!
I just love a little extra motivation for something I already want to do! Oh and did I happen to mention that Jen is a published author AND offers amazing quilty workshops!? I’m hoping the HMQG will be able to host her for a workshop some time next year. Her hexagons are awesome!
Check back next week for another bloggy friend!
I think I’m getting addicted to this blogging thing!! I hope I can keep up the pace because it’s been so fun to use this as an outlet for the random things in my head almost every day plus I totally needed another website to check obsessively throughout my commute to and from work. (I’m a little addicted to checking the visitor stats on my new blog, thanks to all 20 of you who have visited me so far!) So today I thought I’d feature one of my best quilty friends, Danielle from Nacho Mama’s Quilt. We met back in 2010 when the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild was just starting, in fact, we both agreed to be board members and help start the guild from scratch. That was a super tough time in my life, I was going through a divorce and realizing that you really can’t plan out your entire life in advance because if you do, it will flip upside down! Well, the formation of the SAMQG was a God-send and so was meeting Danielle. She’s a vibrant person, she’s full of life and experience and she takes amazing pictures! She is a totally kick-you-know-what long arm quilter as well. Just recently, since she has been able to find her solid foundation in San Antionio, her Long Arm quilting talent has started to shine through. She’s also been my life line since my little family picked up and moved to Houston. In fact, she’s from Houston, which makes her all the more awesome! Every time we talk on the phone, what is intended to be a 30 minute conversation turns into a couple of hours and she always seems to be able to make time in her amazingly busy schedule to talk to me. We are partners in “quilty crime” and we love to scheme and plan, even if it never turns into anything, it just helps to have someone to bounce idea off of. Oh and did I mention that she was instrumental in making the SAMQG the amazeballs (had to use that word!) guild that it is today? She took the reigns and did what she does best which is delegate and lead and she made sure that everyone felt welcome and united and it really shows in the guild today (and I’m only a long distance member).
If you are ever in need of long arm services, you should consider Danielle because she is truly an amazing quilter and I’m pretty sure you’ll end up with an awesome new friend along the way.
So tell me, who is your best quilty friend or who has made a significant difference in your quilty life?