eQuilter Newsletter - December 9, 2012
eQuilter - Caterpillar Birthday - Christmas SALE
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Lovely geisha from Red Rooster's 'Gion' collection stroll through an enchanted temple garden touched with gold.
A new collection of handsome (and patriotic!) hunks from Alexander Henry fight for your 'Love, Luck, and Liberty.'
The fantastic hand-loomed Mayan Yarn-Dyes that Luana brought back Guatemala shimmer with rich hues and metallic thread accents.
Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday collection, and there are cupcakes, candles, and gifts for a very special someone on your list!
Andover's new NYC collection bristles with city life,
while pandas play among the bamboo.
And kids will love our new
glow in the dark 'Outer Space' prints.
Chevrons are a smoking hot trend, and we have a whole section for you to choose from.
Plus a brand new
William Morris collection bursting with botanica from In The Beginning.
Laurel Burch's Fabulous Felines are back in stock, along with
two thread sets from Aurifil with coordinating colors - what a great gift!
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Happy Birthday - Hungry Caterpillar from Andover
Gionamong - by Anna Fishkin for Red Rooster
Love, Luck & Liberty from Alexander Henry
Mayan Yarn-Dyes hand carried by Luana from Guatemala!
ABSTRACT & Graffiti
Cultivate - Clothworks, Mariko - P&B Textiles
Dear William by Michele Hill for In The Beginning
New COLOR PALETTE This Week
Charlbury, Designer Dapples, Garden Palette, Urban Cosmos
Outer Space - Glow In The Dark Adventures from Camelot
NYC - Henley Studio for Makower
Peter Panda from Fabri-Quilt
Tiana's - A Tea Party from Hoffman
HOT Trend - Chevrons
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Flora Rosa by Benartex
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|Quilts for Guatemala, Hurricane Sandy and Colorado Fires
Quilters know that
the holiday season is all about GIVING...that's what we do best!
Hurricane Sandy Quilt Relief project, and my trip to support eQuilter's charity
Mission of Love in Guatemala this week, I am appreciating the smiles and warmth that your quilts are sharing.
350 of your donated quilts were distributed to Sandy victims in New Jersey, and this week I helped to distribute
dozens of quilts to children in Guatemala.
Mission of Love by Sue Jerin and her friends in Ohio - thanks!)
If you read my midweek Creative Nudge newsletter, you know that I got to sit in on an entire cleft lip surgery up close, and was looking in on cleft palate surgeries as well.
Kathy Price really wanted me to see the work that
eQuilter has supported all these years - and spending these 3 days with
Mission of Love in Guatemala was bittersweet to say the least.
On Sunday we gave a quilt to each of the children who had come hoping for a surgery, and on Tuesday we brought quilts to an orphanage in a mountain village.
Twenty-five orphans were each wrapped in their very own quilt, and given lots of love and hugs from our group.
There were many tears - from both the kids and the volunteer team - and I know at least a couple people there started thinking about overseas adoption.
If you've ever been to a developing country, and witnessed the grinding relentless poverty experienced by people living in shantytowns and dirt-floor shacks, you have doubtless felt the same emotions that I have: feeling very lucky to live in a developed country, and feeling like you must do something to help the children and elderly who are affected the most.
As I stood in a tiny one-room "home" with a dirt floor and patched plastic-and-tin roof, and wrapped the resident in a beautiful donated quilt, I gave thanks that I've found myself in a job that allows me to connect wonderful generous quilters with those who are in such desperate need.
It is truly a blessing to have the opportunity to be the intermediary...and be able to
tell the story to those who wish to listen.
I am editing down my 3000 photos to a few hundred that I am sharing on
my photo page, so you can walk into those homes with me and see what we are doing together.
If you feel compelled to have a similar experience, go to the
Mission of Love website and check out the other mission trips scheduled for the coming year.
We also finished
distributing the last few quilts for Colorado Fire victims this last week, and now we will put all our energy into helping those on the East Coast who are facing a
bleak holiday season after Hurricane Sandy.
Are any of you
submitting quilts to Sacred Threads next year? I am! The submission time is coming up soon, so take a look at their guidelines.
My sincere and humble thanks to
Kathy Price, and the team of surgeons, nurses and volunteers who help
Mission of Love on this and all of their mission trips.
Be sure to check out the 6
Guatemalan handloomed ikats that I picked out at the market in Guatemala City.
I hand-carried them back Weds and they will be gone in a flash.
sharing your Passion for Fabric...
Luana and Paul
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interviews from Melbourne and Birmingham quilt shows on my