Auntie Ju's Quilt Shoppe recently participated in an event to raise funds for MS through the Baton Rouge LA MS Chapter at their 'On The Move Luncheon'. We were happy to donate the pictured quilt.
Pictured left to right are, Bill Byerly, Regional Director of MS Society, Judy Williams, local chapter member, Jimmy Fahrenholtz, Regional Director of MS Society, Linda Vannoy, local chapter member, Rebecca Pennington, Regional MS staff member and Frances Billeaud, local chapter member.
In a note from Frances Billeaud, she explained, "The MS Association raises money for research to assist those who've been diagnosed with the possibility of effective medications, and possibly to reverse the process (this is looking very promising), and to eventually stomp out the disease. It also supports the National MS Resource Center, which provides patients and families with specific information about what sort of help is available wherever they are, dealing with the expense of the medications, providing all sorts of support services and information. So, the dollars are well-spent on important work. Your contribution will not only be a gift to the research effort, but somebody is going to go home with a treasure! Thank you ever so much."
For more information on how you can help click here
We're headed to QuiltFest Savannah II at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah GA. The show opens Thursday, March 26 and goes through Sunday, March 29. Hours Thursday through Saturday are 10am to 6pm and 11am to 4pm on Sunday. Here is just one of the many exhibits:
Dierdra McElroy Presents a Celebration of Handwork
For a list of activities and a complete list of vendors for your shopping pleasure click here. Come to the quilt show and then enjoy all the beauty and good food that Savannah has to offer!
It's been awhile since we blogged so I need to bring you up to date on what we've been doing!
This year we started designing a Door Hanger for each month of the year. It's not a HOM, you just order the pattern or kit and participate at your will. So far we have presented the Snowman and the Saltbox House you see below and they've been big hits. This month we're working on a 'bunny'. The 3rd picture is a sneak preview (it's not quite finished) (;-). There will be a mailing soon with all the particulars.
The latest in our Primitive Pincushion Series, which we debut each January, is this happy 'sheep'. The body is made with a new techniqué, called Texture Magic, which adds dimension and eye popping texture when ironed on to your fabric or wool and then steamed. Some fun stuff!
What A Dish!, Dresden plates big and small, all cotton fabric
Mi Amor, if crazy stitching is your thing, you'll love this small, elegant table mat to test your skills in the Colonial Knot, Herringbone Stitch, Stem Stitch, Lazy Stitch, Blanket Stitch, Cretan Stitch and Bullion Knot. Some of these stitches I had never heard of so it was fun to learn something new! This is made with our hand-dyed felted wools.
If you click on the names of the projects above it will take you right to our website for more information.
Next week we'll be in Lancaster PA at the Continental Hotel. Hope to see some of you there! March 20-21, 2015 we will be right here at home in Wilmington NC for the Quilters By The Sea Quilt Guild's 33rd Annual Quilt Show. At the end of this month we'll be in Savannah for the Quiltfest at the International Trade & Convention Center, March 26-29, 2015. We have 2 General Admission tickets to give away. If you are going and would like to have an opportunity to win these tickets, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and just put Savannah Tickets in the subject line and we will add your e-mail to the entries. Please do this by March 16. The drawing will be on March 17, so we have time to e-mail you the good news, get your snail mail address and mail the tickets to you in plenty of time. Good luck!
Hey, guys, just a quick note to tell you that Auntie Ju's is traveling today to Oaks PA to get ready to vend
September 18 - 21, 2014 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XXI Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 100 Station Avenue Oaks PA 19456 (gps address 1601 Egypt Road, Phoenixville PA 19460) Thurs., Fri. and Sat. 10am to 6pm Sun. 10am to 4pm Booth 920
The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza is the largest and most prominent quilting arts event in the Northeast all under one roof. The quilt competition features wonderful entries from throughout the nation. Entries to the competition include traditional and innovative quilts. The exhibits of the Extravaganza will offer over six hundred quilts and garments presented in gallery style as well as more than two hundred vendor booths offering everything from completed quilts and garments to all the supplies and equipment used in making them.
We've been busy preparing for this show so check out this 'Farm-Girl Finery' quilt from Kim Diehl's new book, Simple Appeal. The book and kit will be available in our booth along with some other new products.