I am on the road today travelling to Alexandria, MN for a lecture and a trunk show tonight for the Lakes Area Quilters guild. I will be staying overnight and heading to Fergus Falls, MN for another lecture tomorrow morning with the Heart In The Country Quilters. I am looking forward to getting out and meeting quilters, since I have been buried in my studio for the past weeks getting ready for market. Things are really coming together though and so far I am loving it. I am working with a new fabric line that will debut in october and be in stores early next year. I will share some sneak peeks later in the week of my progress.
We finished going through all the Iowa Flood Relief boxes this weekend and now have the donations all organized into marked boxes, fabric, notions, books, patterns. It was so much fun to open the boxes, read your great cards and letters, not to mention get to look at and handle all that great fabric! The results from this drive is phenomenal, we are going to have to fill up two mini vans for the ride because there is no way it will fit into one vehicle!! We are planning on driving half way to Cedar Rapids, meeting two gals from the guild there and repack their vehicles to get it all the way. Hopefully they will be ready to receive our goodies in a couple of weeks. Many are rebuilding or fixing up previous homes, so they haven't been ready yet.
I want to thank all of you again for making this mission such a successful one, it truly means a lot for these wonderful ladies affected.