I am a day late for the "Thank you, Amy" day put together by the Craft Industry Alliance, but I couldn't let the opportunity pass me by to say, "Thank you, Amy," myself!
I started working at a quilt shop—Quilted Works—when I was a 17 year-old senior in high school. This was the great beginning to my dream job. It was there that I started long-arm quilting and developed my serious quilting addiction, and my obsession with Amy Butler's modern, bright, and amazing fabrics.
My boss at the quilt shop flew me and my quilting buddy Kelsey (@spoolsandspice) to Portland Quilt Market in 2007, where I first has the opportunity to meet Amy.
We were seriously fan-girling over her and had to bring our finished Amy Butler bags to share.
Later, I started working for Annie and had the opportunity to travel to many more quilt markets. I continued to be inspired by Amy's Fabric collections. ...
The past year has passed so quickly and I am finding myself missing Zambia so much. I am so grateful for my Zambian experience that I had this time last year. I want to share with you some of my most favorite and cherished photos and video from my journey. I was so blessed to receive so many donations from people in my community. If you'd like to see photos of all that was collected check out this post here.I did share some photos from my trip here. But the photos I'd like to share with you now come from the day I was able to go with my team into Kapila village and take the 2 treadle sewing machines that were purchased with the money that was donations collected at Quilted Works.This is a day that I will never ever forget. I had so many emotions playing through my...
It has been quite an experience in and of itself coming home from Africa. It’s taken me a bit to get my feet back on the ground. I have so desperately wanted to share the experiences I had in Africa with others, but have often found it hard to share such sacred moments. As the time passes since my return I have pondered on the beauty of the Zambian experience I was blessed with, as Kathy would say, my “Journey of the Heart.” It was truly REMARKABLE. Here are a few Photos that I’d like to share with you all, I hope to be able to share some of the feelings and experiences I’ve had in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.
I am leaving for Zambia in just a matter of hours, and wanted to share a few pictures from my first Zambian experience, and just how grateful I am for those who have donated time, money, and means to help me make it back to these beautiful African children. One of the greatest experiences I've had in my life has been the opportunity to travel to Africa, to Zambia in 2009. I went with an amazing organization Mothers Without Borders. It was an experience that shaped and changed my heart in ways that guided many of the choices that I have made, the way I see and view the world, and also how to truly love and be loved in return.I will never forget the very important things that I learned as I was able to be surrounded by the Zambian people. I remember vividly the night during our evening devotional...