Row by Row ™ has had a very slow start here, but Quilters' Quarters made a very moderate preparation for it ... Of the fifteen row kits put together, I still have six in the box. If those begin to sell (at $9.00 each) with the license plates (at $5.00 each) I'll make more, week by week. Our row has received many compliments, and I'm sure you will enjoy putting it together, hero by hero!
|The labels? They're not in the kit ... |
I printed them on fabric on my inkjet printer.
You'll want to personalize yours, I'm sure!
In the meantime, that fabric I'd bought for our Junior "Hereoes on the Go" row? After learning that each shop must offer the program's junior rows only in order to be able to award a winner's blue ribbon for a junior finished project - each shop has five to award - so, I've begun making comfort quilts and bringing them to our police and fire department, to be used with children who are at a fire or accident scene. Lemonade from lemons ... another way to Feel Good by helping others!
Please remember that Quilters' Quarters likes to encourage quilts for charity ... whether it's a quilt of valor, or one given to a homeless shelter, or raffled off at a fundraiser ... or pillowcases for children in hospitals, or in the back seat of a cruiser or rescue truck ... you will be given a full 50% discount on fabrics that you purchase for those endeavors. We have one customer who has already made (some with our fabrics) over a hundred "weighted" quilts that help calm some with varying conditions ... what an amazingly generous quilter! We have others who have made scores if not hundreds of pillow cases for Boston Children's Hospital ... I am always so inspired by the things quilters do 'out of hand' for others; what a wonderful community to be a part of. Won't you join us?
I'm teaching a free 'beginning quilters' class at the Georgetown Senior Center (just two doors south of Quilters' Quarters on North Street) on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from 2 to 3-ish in the afternoon. You're welcome to stop in to see what we're doing~
I appreciate the many expressions of condolences for the passing of my husband and better half, Rick Palardy. There is a limited supply of his wooden creations in the shop for sale, and sadly, when they, too, are gone, there will be no others.
In Rick's memory, I've initiated a scholarship for our local high school. This award will be given to a male and a female student who intend to pursue a career in the manual trades (construction, highway, fire, ambulance, police, and other roles that protect and improve our community. There is a page on my website to help people donate via PayPal ... click this link to reach that page ... Donations are also accepted at the Georgetown TD Bank on Central Street, and in Quilters' Quarters as well. If you're on Facebook, visit this page to keep track of our progress. With your generosity, the first two scholarships have been awarded, and we are well on our way to funding next year's.
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