Yesterday I received an envelope from from quilting buddy, Peg. It contained a copy of an article from an American Quilter magazine about making scrap rolls. She said when she saw it she thought of me. Well, also in the note she talked about signing up for a subscription for American Quilter so she had something to look forward to. Peg's husband died on Jan. 2 unexpectedly. He was a salesman so he was gone a lot so the reality of him not ever coming home is starting to set in. I wish I still lived in Tuscarawas county so we could hang out more. Peg is a special ed. teaching assistant and has a fine arts degree. I would say her quilts have a traditional flavor, but she like to add a twist with her fabric choices and adding applique.
I have decided I want to do a long distance hug/giveaway and give her something to look forward to and try to lift her spirit. Here is the skinny on what I want to do:
Sign up by leaving me a comment that you would like to send something quilt related to Peg - a magazine, a fat quarter, instructions for a fun block, or anything else you might like. You don't have to name the item right now, just say that you would like to participate. I will then set up a schedule of when everyone will mail their items and send you an email with your mailing date and her address. If you have a particular date you would like let me know. I will send Peg the schedule so she can look forward to your mail. I want to set up a schedules to spread the mail out a bit so she has fun mail coming for several weeks. Make sure I can get to your email address for giving you your shipping date and - HOLD ON - a chance to win a prize for your participation. far some of my hand dyed fabric, two spools of quilting thread, and who knows what else I will toss into the prize basket!
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I am sending her a couple of quilt magazines today that my neighbor got in the mail (he has no idea why he gets free copies of quilt magazines - he is not a quilter) that are right up her alley. If I had known sooner that a simple thing like some mail would lift her spirit, I would have done this sooner. I will have the drawing on April 20th. Thank you in advance!