Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sew for the Cure

Hi and happy Thursday ... I'm getting so excited and I'll tell you why!  This weekend on Saturday, from 10 to 5 our store is having it's annual Sew for the Cure sale and classroom show!  We have a group of ladies that work very hard all year long to organize this wonderful event.  People donate quilts, dolls, stitcheries, etc. and the proceeds from the sale go to support the Susan Komen Foundation.  Last year it was a little different, as the proceeds from the sale instead went to help our friend who has worked at the store for many years ... her daughter, Megan, was going through treatments to battle a rare form of cancer and the proceeds helped with some of their medical bills.

In the backyard is a chance for everyone to see all the beautiful things our customers and friends have made during the year ... it is such fun and if you go back and look on my blog from last year, you can see those pictures from last year's show.  Try that link ...

Here's a peek at a couple of quilts I have done this week for the sale ... the Wednesday ladies at work put the quilts together and I was happy to contribute the longarm quilting.  Let me just say that this group of women is amazing and year after year they continue to dedicate so much time and energy to making this event what it has grown into ... last year we all raised over $11,000 ... what a blessing!  Quilters are such wonderful people and this day at the store is always so exciting to be a part of!

That one was a lot of fun to quilt ... it is the largest quilt in the show I believe and I was honored to be able to quilt it for my friends.
I know these are all the same cute little girls, but I thought it was a fun twist on them because the applique is really lovely!  I like how they are twisted different directions, like they are talking to each other ... it is such sweet fabric!
So that is just a small sampling of what is in store for you on Saturday ... come join us ..
The Country Loft, 4685 Date Avenue, La Mesa, California, (619) 466-5411, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  I will warn you that if you are interested in purchasing goodies in the frontyard to support "the cure," the people start lining up early, so get there early to save your spot!  If you've found our sale by reading my blog, I would love to meet you and say "hi."  Please find me during the day ... I'll be at the tables inside signing everyone up for the new fall and winter classes.  Oh I forgot to mention, as if all of this above wasn't enough reason to come by, our new class schedule is coming out so come see the samples of all the great classes.  We will also be decorated for fall and it is so cute (and scary!) at the store right now ... pop on over to our store's blog and see the fun pictures!

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