Between running my store, making kits, shipping orders, answering emails, getting ready and hosting Thanksgiving dinner for 12, kids coming home from college for the long weekend, Black Friday Shopping, where was time for me? There wasn't.

I usually only get to sew and quilt at night after spending the day in my office running my little quilt shop. After a quick assessment of all my UFO's, here is just a sample of what I am working on at the moment. I'm too embarrassed to tell you how many I actually have.

1. My purple "Shakespeare in the Park"
2. Cathedral Stars from a Bonnie Hunter workshop I attended
3. Waste Triangles made into Pinwheels
4. And my favorite color controlled String Quilt.

Since this is my busiest time of year with my store, there really isn't any time for me again. So, I have decided that for the entire month of December I am going to make as many string quilts that I can. I would like to donate them to a special charity for kids. I love making these sweet color controlled quilts. We get lots of left over bits of fabric from end of bolts, crooked cuts, boo boos, and manufacturers samples. If you have a special charity and would like to recommend it to me, please feel free to leave a comment or suggestion.


  1. What a wonderful site! You have some beautiful work here. I signed up for the newsletter! Have a Merry Christmas!

  2. Thanks for doing these quilts for charity. Please consider St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. This is the one that Danny Thomas was responsible for starting and Marlo Thomas continues to support. They treat primarily cancer (or blood disorder) in children, and the children that are treated there are treated at NO COST to them! Thanks for considering this charity. I enjoy your posts on quiltville chat -- I'm one of the lurkers!

  3. Hi Lauren, I don't have a way to contact you. Are there any size requirements for this St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis? It sounds like a terrific organization.



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