Thank you and events

First, your kind words  have touched me deeply. I appreciate all of your comments and your support. Thank you. We are doing OK here. Having a school-aged child has kept us moving through the routines and schedules of school days. I am grateful for the structure.

Before the big change in our lives, I happily committed to some online quilting adventures. I am a little late at keeping up with the goings on but am still happily committed to participating and hope you’ll join along in the fun. First up is the Blogger’s Block of the Month quilt-along  put together by the fabulous Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works, and it features original blocks by 14 amazing and diverse quilters from some of our favorite blogs.

Because this is a monthly program it’s a great long-term project. And with only a single 8″ block each month, it’s TOTALLY manageable for us time-starved quilters.

Here is the packet of beautiful Kaffe Fassett fabrics that Jackie sent to each of us to design our block … though, of course, you can use whatever fabrics you choose for the quilt-along.

The quilt-along kicks off tomorrow on Sherri McConnell’s blog, A Quilting Life, and each new block is posted on the 25th of the month. And since it’s a monthly program, have no fear if you don’t have your fabrics together yet — you’ve got plenty of time to catch up. This is also going to be a GREAT stash-buster project, so why not just pull out some of your favorite leftovers from your other projects?

You can learn all about the Blogger’s Block of the Month program (and grab your very own blog button!) on Jackie’s blog post. She’s even set up a Flickr group for everyone to post their blocks and progress. And here’s the full list of block designers, along with the month their block will be posted:

September – Sherri McConnell – A Quilting Life

October – Vicki Welsh – Field Trips in Fiber

November – Stephanie Dunphy – Loft Creations

December – Pat Sloan – The Voice Of Quilting

January – John Adams – Quilt Dad

February – Amy Smart – Diary of a Quilter

March – Allison Harris – Cluck, Cluck, Sew

April – Amy Lobsiger – Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts

May – Cathy Underhill – Cabbage Quilts

June – Pam Vieira-McGinnis – Pam Kitty Morning

July – Victoria Findlay Wolfe – Bumble Beans Inc.

August – Amy Ellis – Amy’s Creative Side

September – Sarah Fielke – The Last Piece

October – Jackie Kunkel – Canton Village Quilt Works

Hope to see you along the way in the Blogger’s Block of the Month. I’ll be back soon with info on the other quilty event I’ve joined in. And again, thank you all so much!



  1. AnnieO said

    Glad some routine is helping shape your days–and I hope the nights are getting a tiny bit easier. Thinking of you often!

    Okay, you’ve convinced me to join in–even with two jobs and a wedding and holidays coming up, I think making one block is doable! I certainly have plenty of stash to rummage around in 🙂

  2. Susannah said

    Am so glad you are still participating in the BOM and that you and your daughter are OK…

  3. Hello, I just happened up on your blog this evening and I wanted you to know that since reading a few past posts I am adding you to my prayer journal. I can only imagine how you must feel but I know that I serve an awesome and conforting God and He will never leave you and He carries you when you cannot walk on your own. Hold your head high and know you are loved and being prayed for. Quilting will save you and comfort you during this hard tim. Embrace it!

  4. OK is a start, I hope things continue to get easier. I’m looking forward to seeing all these blocks but I haven’t commited to them – yet.

  5. Mary Jo said

    I’m so glad you both are doing okay and you even feel ready to get back into some quilting. You’ve tempted me to take a peak at the quilt along but I’m determined to finish two 2010 BOMs before starting anything new.

  6. Denise said

    Glad you hear you’re all doing well. hang in there!

  7. kathie said

    I am happy that your starting to quilt again, it will bring you comfort I am sure. Glad the routine is keeping you going…so happy to read your both doing ok, Have been thinking of you both the past few weeks…

  8. jennifer said

    Amy, I somehow missed that previous post, though I can’t imagine how. I’m thinking of you in your time of loss and hope that you remember your husband often and fondly! I am only a newlywed, but my gut wrenched when I read your post. To lose someone so special must be beyond imagination.

    Anyway, I’m sure you’ve heard enough of that by now. But I will picture your husband floating away on a cloud, burdened by nothing!

  9. ibby said

    Glad to see you posting again. Your family has been in my prayers. I am glad you have your daughter for support and especially glad your daighter has a such special Mom to help her. I don’t know you, but from your posts I can tell what a great relationship you have.

    Anyway – those blocks…I usually don’t like to use the same fabrics as the designers, but I might have to get me some of those Kaffes.,

  10. Auntie Pami said

    Hi Amy–you had me at Kaffe! Ha ha. I need another project like (well you fill in the rest). Glad you are doing better. Have missed you in blog land.

  11. I think you are amazing to be up and quilting already. But, then I realize how therapudic quilting is, and I pray it helps bring true friendships and genuine support coming back your way.
    I too, felt like I could not join in on another quilt along right now, but you have inspired me! And to have one of my friends Sherri start things off is so enticing! What an amazing group Jackie has gathered together.
    And Kaffe fabrics, well, you know I have plenty of those.

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