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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Updates from Diana’s Golden Needle!

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You may remember a post I wrote, sharing Diana’s story along with her Girl Scout Gold Award Project.

If not, click HERE for a refresher!

So many of you have come to Diana’s aid – she’s had offers of backings, battings, even offers of longarm services to get these quilts underway and on their way to the recipients

Many of you are even following along on Diana’s facebook page encouraging her along as she shares her progress.

You have truly shown that many hands make joyful work – and I applaud you all for giving of yourselves, your time, your resources in helping this young sweet quilter work towards reaching such a worthy and rewarding goal.

I wanted to share with you an update I just received from Diana to keep you in the loop!

She writes:
 Hi Bonnie,
I hear you are in Alaska!  My family and I took a cruise there last year and we all loved it and want to go back to see more and go to Denali next time too. 
Today I received an email from Jackie Becker at the Calico Cow and she said she'll be seeing you soon when you come to their guild :)
 
I thought you would like this update :)  I have recently received donations that include blocks from your other patterns!
 
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Wendy from CA sent these Grand Illusion blocks--
 
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and today I rec'd these Celtic Solstice blocks from St. John's Friendship Quilters in Orange, CA. 
 
My mom will help me put these together in some way that works for the twin size quilt I'm making.  They are all beautiful!
 
Have a safe journey,
 
Diana
Doesn't this make you feel great?
 
If you haven’t followed Diana’s journey, give her facebook page a like….and maybe there is something you can do to help her out in her endeavors.  This girl has a heart as good as gold and as big as all Alaska!
 
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I also have some really fun news to share of my own!
 
WE WON!  Not just one category, but TWO!

Thanks to YOU -- we won!
 
I received the following email:
 
On behalf of National Quilters Circle, I wanted to reach out and be the first to say congratulations!
Your blog has been selected as a winner in our first ever NQC Blogger Awards!
The votes were tallied this morning, and Quiltville has won first place in the categories of Best Overall Quilting Blog AND Best Quilting Patterns Blog.
Congrats!
Well, if that didn’t get my day off to a great start, then nothing will!
 
((Oh, yes, a very great start indeed!))
 
As this posts I am deep into workshop day #2 with the Kenai Peninsula Quilters Guild, it’s a Smith Mountain Morning Saturday in Alaska!
 
Love from the Last Frontier ---


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14 comments:

Pauline Lentsment said...

Congratulations Your blog is a worthy winner I love reading all about your travels the quilts hints and tips and the people that you come in contact with. I love quilt cam but don't get to watch live as I'm usually working ( I live In OZ) but I love that they are now archived.

Handcraft Fun said...

Yay! Go, Bonnie!!!! How exciting to win two categories!

Anonymous said...

your blog is a much deserved winner congrats Bonnie.
thanks for all the time and effort you put in.
Jenny

HelenMarie said...

Congratulations! A well deserved honor!

Dianne Holder said...

I voted for you. You deserved winning thank you so much for sharing your bog. I can't sleep at night until I read every word. Thank you so much!
Dianne

Granny Lyn said...

Congratulations Bonnie!!! You certainly deserve to win, you're the BEST!! Thanks for all you do!

Mary said...

I voted for you of course! What generous quilters that sent her their Mystery blocks. I'm glad she sent an update. Following your adventures in Alaska. My DH's Cousin lives there.

Linda H said...

Now you definitely know YOU ARE THE BEST! Congratulations. I for one can't wait to read your blog and do check you site all the time, waiting for more news. Happy times in Alaska. I am gathering stock for Texas Tumbleweed so hope to start that soon.
Linda

Lesley Gilbert said...

Congratulations and well done on 2 wins - I'm glad my vote helped along with all the other thousands you must have got. I look forward to reading your posts every day :)

Auntsister said...

Congratulations for another well earned recognition! I love her alternate layout of Celtic Solstice!!!! I never would have thought of that, but it is striking.
Christy Horton

Charlotta said...

Hi -
I actually voted for somebody else who's blog I've been following. But when I saw that you'd won in two categories, I decided to check you out, so I'm now one of your newest followers! Congratulations!

Mary Jo said...

Congratulations on your win! Much deserved. Thanks also for updating about Diana's Golden Needle. Her mother is in my quilt guild and Diana comes as often as a busy teenager can. Diana is a very special girl and I am so glad that so many people are reaching out to help her. I am sure that your blogs about her have let lots of people know that there is a really great family out there that is always reaching out to help others in lots of ways!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for sharing Diana's progress and congrats! on "our" blog award!! :o))

Carla said...

How exciting for you! congratulations
Diana looks to be a very special young lady indeed.