Posted by: Holly | May 25, 2012

May We Always Remember

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” -Joseph Campbell

This weekend we reflect upon the sacrifice many have given so that we can enjoy days filled with freedoms others do not enjoy, including time with friends in fellowship while quilting. We have heard many stories from families touched by your genorisity in making Quilts of Valor honoring those who have fought for our freedom. This Memorial Day weekend we are having a patriotic sale that runs through Monday, May 28.

Speaking of honoring individuals, we have had fun this past week saying Happy Birthday to our walking encyclopedia of all things quilting. Jerri Campbell will celebrate her 80th birthday next week, but will be out of town on her birthday. So, we decided to surprise her a week earlier with a luncheon and one fabulous gift!

The 35 blocks in this quilt were made by WYSNS staff, teachers and students of Jerri’s and the only guidelines were to use batik fabric and the finished size be 9 inches. We were all amazed at how beautiful this quilt came together and Jerri admits to spilling a few tears every time she looks at her gift.

And speaking of gifts, we have a few new things in the shop that would be a perfect gift.

These “Grab ‘N Go Kits” contain everything you need – fabric, die cuts, thread and needle. There are two designs, a Seahorse and Christmas Bulbs. For the quilting friend (or yourself!) we have several new books in the shop.

“Memories of Christmas Past” by Betsey Langford and Carolyn Nixon, “A Bountiful Life” by Karen Mowery, “Pretty Petals” by Sheri Howard, “Story Time – Picture Quilts to Stir a Child’s Imagination” by Kim Gaddy, and “Some Assembly Required” by Mergie Engle.

There is a Sewathon going on in the shop this weekend if you need a little inspiration from some fabulous quilters. We will be open Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

May we all remember to take a moment during this weekend and just silently give praise for those who lost their lives for our freedom, and the families living without them now.

Have a safe weekend.


Upcoming classes include:

SEWATHON – Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27
Bali Bag Purse #2 – Wednesday, May 30 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
SEWATHON – Friday, June 1 – Sunday, June 3
Toddler – 2 Sessions, Monday’s June 4 & June 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
One Block Wonder # 2 and #3 – Tuesday’s June 5 & 12, 7 – 9 p.m.
Jelly Roll Kaleidoscope – 2 Sessions – Wednesdays June 6 & 13, 2 – 4 p.m.
Machine Quilting – Friday, June 8, 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Intermediate Polymer Clay – Saturday, June 9, 1 – 5 p.m.


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