Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

Time flies -- here it is July already! We will be closed on Sunday and Monday for the holiday. I hope everyone enjoys celebrating our many freedoms and remembering our troops that sacrifice so much for us.

We are busy getting ready for our "Quilts of Valor" auction at the shop on Friday evening, July 15. Since many of our friends may not be able to come, we will accept prebids on items -- we'll start posting some of them on the website and featuring them in our email newsletters right after the holiday.

If you are unfamiliar with the "Quilts of Valor" program, you can find out all about it on Their mission is to provide quilts to men and women who have been injured or touched by the wars. To date, they have given out over 40,000 quilts.

This year, we have been hosting workshops to make quilts for the soldiers, and making available kits with patriotic fabrics. Several fabric companies have designed beautiful collections for us, with proceeds from the sale of the fabric to benefit Quilts of Valor.

Shown is one of the quilts that will be in the auction, donated by Jo Morton. She is a well-known quilt and fabric designer, and this quilt is made entirely with her fabrics from Andover Fabrics. We have enjoyed using her "American Valor" collection in making quilts for the soldiers in our workshops.

Keep watching for more information on what will be happening with our auction!

Only Because of His Grace,
Mary Elizabeth