you might remember that last christmas we also made 6 baby quilts for this orphanage specifically and when we found out that they actually have 45 children housed there we committed to making every child there a quilt for this christmas. so we have lots of work to do. tonight was our project kick-off but the bus strike here in thessaloniki pre-empted our plans:( that's ok though because it just gives me a little more time to get things in place for next week!!! hahahahaha.
so what in the world have i been doing????? you ask. well, on august 4th or something like that i met with the moda fabric representative and with the help of my daughter, hilary, we picked out some fun new fabrics to add to our fabric store (you can get there from the tab on the left). we also received our first shipment of fabric from moda while i was in the states and set it all up in my daughter's guest room closet:) hahahahaha. it looks great and she is so organized and ready to begin taking orders now. rememeber to check out the store and tell all of your friends about it. if you are not a quilter, buy some fabric for someone you know who is and remember that all of the profits from this store will go to providing our teams with materials needed to make what is now about 200 quilts in the past year and 1/2 for widows, orphans, women who are recovering from being traffiked, the aged, and the poor of our communities here in greece. we must replace our consumable materials like batting, thread, backs for the quilts we make, sewing machine maintenance, tools like sissors, rotary blades, replacement mats and rulers, etc., etc. as well we have travel costs for thomas and i as we travel to katerini several times a month to help a group of widows and single moms learn how to create a quilting business that will eventually provide the income needed to feed and care for their families. but first, here is a picture of hilary and i choosing from the seemingly hundreds of fabrics displayed on my mother's dining room table by the moda representative. so many yummmy fabrics . . . . like candy in the candy store and just a nickel to spend:) hahahahaha. but we got some great prints and they are coming soon in october and will be added to the lovelies that are already on the site now for you to buy.