Sewing Day at the Library

My friend Barb Shipman and I hosted a productive afternoon at the Delta Township District Library on the 22nd! Several women joined us to volunteer and create 300 bags to donated to “Helping Women Period.” These cosmetic bags are distributed in the Lansing area loaded with sanitary napkins or tampons for low income or homeless women. Co-Director Amy Stephenson joined us for the fun and spoke briefly to the group about how HWP got started. THANKS TO ALL who participated!!

Fabulous Design Workshop

I participated in a great 1-day design workshop taught by Heather Jones,, last month! As a member of the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild, I can take advantage of wonderful workshops and speakers throughout the year. Heather braved a snowy weekend in Ann Arbor (January 18-20) to visit Washtenaw Community College. I took her class on designing a quilt using a photograph as inspiration–we drew our interpretations of the simplified, distilled image for our quilt designs. It was most inspiring! and I recommend Heather as a teacher!!

This is my photograph that I studied.

Snow Day Fun

I enjoyed my snow days this week playing with baskets! I make some simple stitched baskets with recycled papers, pieces of fabric, laminated plastic, crochet, blanket stitch, hole punches–too much fun. Lots of ideas sparking all over the place!