Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Stash Busting watch it happen!

Reality check:
make more quilts!

Here is just ONE wall of my fabric stash. There are 2 more walls of lush, gorgeous, premium fabric. And in 2011 it will be cut in half!

So here is my list of January 2011 quilts in progress:
  • O Baby, O Baby or is it Baby O, Baby O!
  • Double the Pleasure (2)
  • Orange You Glad
  • O So Good
  • Shay's Welcome Home
Perhaps I need to add the 'other wall' pics as the first 5 quilts are from fabrics on the 2nd wall's shelves. Trust me. I am making a dent. Weeeeeooo! I will show the progress of slashing the stash throughout the year.

If you are interested in learning to quilt: come to my "store" and let's get it going!

Interested in Slashing YOUR stash? Join me in two ongoing programs:
  • Project Linus quilts. Provides quilts to children in hospitals, hospices, or in crisis via police/fire departments. It helps to make an unbearable situation bearable.
  • Dress A Girl Around the World, which provides simple, modest dresses made from 1 yd of fabric structured like a pillowslip to girls/young women. You, your church group, Girl Scout troop, etc would be blessed for participating in this amazing program. All straight seams, low skill needed, great blessings for all.
Humming this hmyn by Grace Noll Crowell (1877-1969) as I stitch:

Because I have been given much, I too must give
Because of thy great bounty, Lord, each day I live
I shall divide my gifts from Thee
With every brother that I see
Who has the need of hep from me.

Because I have been sheltered, fed by Thy good care,
I cannot see another's lack and I not share
My glowing fire, my loaf of bread,
My roof's safe shelter overhead,
That he too may be comforted.

Because I have been blessed by they great love, dear Lord,
I'll share Thy love again, according to Thy word.
I shall give love to those in need;
I'll show that love by word and deed:
Thus shall my thanks be thanks indeed.


Madame Samm said...

Amen, my oh my you have a lot of stash...How does this happen with you ladies..Never in my wildest dreams will I think I will ever have this much lol...blessings that you have some delightful projects...

I am Just One Mom said...

It happens because we love fabric and our dreams of creating something beautiful. But something happens between the quilt store and our driveways: Life. Once again we become too busy to sit and use it. So we gather for just such a time as I find: uninterrupted, available hours. And voila! All this fabric is finally having its destiny fulfilled...

grandmarockton said...

OH i think your my TWIN sister! I've got this tooooooooo, except for the 24 totes I've given to church already

I am Just One Mom said...

Letting the young women at our church shop at "my store" and then teaching them to make twin size Disappearing Nine Patch quilts is one of my major stash busting schemes.

Sherri said... do have a great collection of fabric there!