Remember my Studio Transformation early in the year? I ended up with two large boxes of scraps and fabrics I knew I would just not use anytime in the future. I packed them all up and sent to my friend Shirley in Calgary. Shirley and I lived in the same neighborhood before I moved to Saskatchewan. We have stayed in touch (she and her husband even visited us here at the lake house!), a real accomplishment and a huge privilege with today’s fleeting relationships due to the social media mentality! I treasure Shirley’s kind emails and her support across the miles.
Shirley was delighted to receive the fabric and immediately began to work with it. She sorted and pressed the fabrics. Then she did the best thing of all, she set up a session for sharing her knowledge and skill. Please let me introduce Shirley (image above) with two new patch workers and quilters. (permission to use these images was granted!)
Here is the full view of the quilt top. Shirley says: “I have been very busy sewing all your lovely fabrics together and teaching two teenagers to sew with your fabric. I will get some pictures from my friend of the girls quilts. They are loving it so the fabric keeps giving. I plan to hang the one I am making over our bed but it will be awhile before I get it hand-quilted.”
I am so happy my fabrics have found a new home – Shirley has given them new life!