I imagine you wonder why you haven't heard from me lately. Well, I've been on a quilting diet. I'm sure you're wondering what I'm talking about. Well, a quilting diet is what happens when you're renovating your basement and your quilting studio is spread throughout the upper floor of your house so you don't get to quilt as much as you'd like to.
|This used to be my quilt studio|
|This is where most of my quilt studio is.|
Notice the lovely "carpet"
|My new library in the garage|
|Cutting table has been "cut" down and is waiting for a new top|
|Teeka is guarding her new cabinet |
which was cut off the cutting table
Maybe there are treats inside!
|View of the washed out riverbank by Stampede Park|
Can you see the metal headboard to the left of the photo
Fortunately Calgary is a town known for helping others and volunteers in the thousands have been shovelling mud, tearing down drywall and lending a helping hand any way possible.
As quilters, we naturally think of making quilts to provide comfort to those in need. Several groups in and near Calgary started initiatives to provide quilts to flood victims and they have now all come under one Facebook group, Quilting for Calgary. Finished quilts can be sent to My Sewing Room in Calgary and they will be arranging for distribution of these quilts in September. I did manage to get one quilt top to them (they were initially accepting tops as well as finished quilts) in the midst of the renovation.
|Quilt top made for Calgary flood victims |
from 5 & Dime pattern
|Quilting for Calgary Facebook group|
Hope you're achieving your quilting goals and are staying dry.