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Sew Little Dresses for Africa

Sew Little Dresses for Africa

Wake up and turn on the news. What do you see? Hard things, discouraging comments, and maybe some inexcusable violence. Right now, we are vowing to add a little sunshine to your day by letting you know about a great cause dedicated to use the craft of sewing to brighten other people’s lives. Take this

Helping to Heal the Hurt

Tina Bauer of Bittersweet Quilt Shop in Pinconning, Michigan is nearing the end of a heartfelt campaign to gather quilts and donations for those affected in the Paradise fire disaster in California. The Camp Fire is the deadliest and most destructive fire in recent U.S. history. It started in the densely populated foothill town of

United We Stand

Reposted with permission from Weeks Ringle,  Modern Quilt Studio   The past few years have brought tremendous changes to the world of quilting. Shops have closed by scores. Magazines and book publishers have shuttered or merged with other publishers. American Quilter Society has ceased publishing books all together. City Quilter in New York is closing. Tension

Don’t Skip The Store

Re-published with permission from Shannon Ownby, Owner of Fabrics N Things. See the original posted November 3, 2015. We all know that our world is so much smaller than it used to be with the technology that has exploded in the last 15 years.  It would be hard to be completely unplugged.  For those with

Covering Seniors With A Hug – One Quilt At A Time

Meet Shannon Ownby, the owner of Fabrics N Quilts  in Jamestown, Tennessee. She is always ready for a challenge and committed to giving back to her community. When she heard about the Quilted EMbrace organization, she wanted to get involved herself and bring her customers into it as well. And thus a very special community-service project was born.

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