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Setting a Shipping Record

4 Apr 2006


More than 2000 pounds and 80 boxes later, we’re on our way to Chicago for the International Quilt Festival/Spring.  I don't know who's more shocked by this record-setting shipment––the dog or the UPS guy.

I will try (key word being "try") to upload pictures of Chicago while we're there, and when we return, we'll post the finalists for the "How Does Your Garden Grow?" 2007 Calendar Contest on our website (we received more than 100 beautiful entries.)

For what it's worth, I'll be making a small TV appearance on the local ABC News in Chicago, this Thursday at 11:00 AM to promote the Quilt Festival, so if you are local, tune in (and wish me luck).

Hope to see many of you in Chicago and that you'll sign up for one of our Make It U! with Cloth Paper Scissors Workshops!


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Dale Rollerson wrote
on 4 Apr 2006 9:40 PM
is that all? You haven't seen us packing to go to the Darling Harbour Quilt Show.... But have fun and wish I was there - Dale
Robbie Porter wrote
on 5 Apr 2006 3:15 PM
Patricia, WOW, what a pile of stuff going off to Chicago! Have you ever considered taking “your show on the road” to Cincinnati, Ohio? The Zonta Club of Cincinnati sponsors Quilts for Change. Participation in Quilts for Chance helps support organizations working to eliminate violence against women. This year’s show is in August, which might be a little too soon, but it is a biennial event with another show in 2008. Ellen Anne Eddy is one of the many wonderful teachers this year, and I’m taking her bobbin work class. My husband and I had a wonderful time at your retail store last year when we stayed with Doreen Gibson in Stow. I wish I were coming back this Spring to Shop! -Robbie Batavia, Ohio
Patricia Bolton wrote
on 14 Apr 2006 12:44 PM
Robbie, I hope I'm not too late to respond. That show in August sounds amazing, and I'd really love to help out any way I can. Unfortunately we're already committed for shows this August but would love to send some donations for door prizes and the like to the show. If you email and say you'd like some door prizes someone will get in touch with you shortly. And if memory serves, you're a retired teacher and sent in an art doll for our first challenge, yes? You and your husband were on your way to Maine for a vacation? I remember you! Thanks for coming to our store--I love it when I get pulled out of my little editorial hole to go meet an artist and give them a hug!
Robbie Porter wrote
on 25 Apr 2006 5:42 PM
Dear Patricia, Yes, that was ME - the retired teacher on her way to Maine. THANK YOU so much for the offer of door prizes. I will be intouch soon about that at the e-mail address you gave me. I'm just catching up on e-mails after coming home from an amazing workshop called Magic, Mischief and Mayhem. Three artists from Austraila traved to the USA to teach 60 dollmakers some fatastic surface desigh techniques. Thanks Again, Robbie - Robbie