I want to introduce you to the ladies in pink –for a very special purpose!
I received the following email from Judy Simcock in Bordertown, Australia! She and her group held a quilt retreat benefiting the BCNA, the Breast Cancer Network of Australia.
You sure are one busy lady. I love to read of your travels and see the photos that you post. It is a great way to travel without leaving home. If I traveled anywhere it would be to the US, but that’s not likely to happen, so I love to take your trips with you.
Thank you for your permission to print your Scrappy Trips instructions, and the girls loved their packs of pink strips. It certainly saved me the time of designing a pattern for them, which I do for the mystery retreats we have. And I am in the process of moving so time is really short. So thank you once again.
I had the “
bright”,good idea to use mainly pink strips. And this has seriously depleted my pink stash. So it will be a good excuse now to shop for more pink fabrics.
Each lady received a pack of 100 pink strips in their little case of goodies.Sorry I forgot to take a photo of these. This would make 16 blocks, and then they could add borders, to finish it how they liked.
I have posted photos of a few of the quilts that were sewn, on my blog in case you would like to see. We raised $1100 for the Breast Cancer Network Australia, with proceeds from the pink auction and the raffle quilt. 10 ladies stayed at The Sanctuary for the weekend.
What a fab retreat, ladies!! Well done!
I want to come retreat with these gals!
I just LOVE heart warming and fun stories like this. 16 blocks is a perfect size lap quilt for someone undergoing some tough times, and how cheery! The more pink, the merrier!
Visit Judy’s Post HERE for more photos! The quilts weren’t the only thing in pink..the whole retreat is a pink thing to be seen! Really, this is just a preview – GO SEE the post!
If you have an event like this that you would like me to share on the blog, just take photos throughout your retreat or event, send them to me in email, or send me a link to YOUR blog post and I am happy to feature you here in Quiltville!
So here I am –toying with the idea of running to the cabin for the weekend. Once this blog has posted, and I do a few things around the house, I’m free until Sunday evening when I have to make that jury duty phone call.
I was all fine thinking that I have the month off, and if I have to do it so be it – so yesterday when I was calling to make an appointment for my mammogram ((Yes, see –there IS a reason I posted about pink today!)) I asked for a mid- January appointment.
The receptionist told me that there were plenty of openings in December, would I like to come sooner? And I told her that my schedule is up in the air because of jury duty. And THEN….She went on about how she’s served twice – the first one took 3 weeks, and the second one 5 1/2 weeks! OH. FREAKING. NO!!
I had only heard from people who had either been dismissed or had served for a short week before.
This would be my luck!
So the plan is – when I go..I take my contract for my Plano teaching on Dec 30th, and my airfare receipt that has already been purchased and I go plead my case. I can do it if it doesn’t go past Dec 28th –but time is of the essence here!
Remember, I’ll be drawing for the Quiltmaker Jan/Feb issue TONIGHT – likely from the cabin! Did you get your entry in? Comment THERE on that post to enter!
Have a great Thursday, everyone!