Did you know that not only is today the summer solstice but equally momentous is the fact that it's National Take Your Dog to Work Day?
We, at Quilting Arts have truly gone to the dogs. Today we have four of man's best friends here sniffing around desks, barking at the UPS man, and generally harassing all of us for dog cookies. (Don't worry, the pooches wont wipe their paws on the quilts as we have placed them all on high tables.)
Meet some of our canine guests:
Louis Bolton, Min Pin, age 8. He is the loudest, most disruptive of the bunch. The smallest of the four, he gets into everyone's business and wont leave you alone unless you feed or pet him.
Maggie Bolton, Italian Greyhound, age 6. She hates having her picture taken and nearly jumped off the second-story porch when I took my camera out. Shy but very lovable, Maggie likes to spend her days sleeping underneath the bed covers at home.
Cody Delaney, Black Lab/ Newfoundland Mix, age 7. Laid back and easy going,Cody loves to find the nearest swamp to dive into (much to his mother's dismay).
And last but not least, our resident Quilting Arts dog:
Sophie Bolton, our lovable rescue mutt, age unknown. We got Sophie from Bernie Berlin, and Sophie is dearly loved by all of us at Quilting Arts. She is the gentlest, sweetest of creatures (...not that I'm biased or anything).
Speaking of visitors, last Friday we were very fortunate to have Frances Holliday Alford pop by the office. (She came by to drop off her project for this year's special Quilting Arts Gifts issue.)
As some may know, Frances is currently the cover girl of Quilting Arts. Her smile says it all- Frances possesses a strong joie de vivre and is such fun to be around.
OK, time for the fabric giveaway!
As mentioned recently I'm a tad obsessed with screen printing, and have found it a wonderfully relaxing activity to help decompress after a long day. I've amassed so much screen-printed and hand-dyed fabric lately, I'd like to give some of it away to you.
Here's how this drawing will work. Please answer the following question in the comments area, and I will randomly choose five winners to receive a plastic baggie of screen-printed fabrics. The drawing will close Monday, June 23 at 6:00 P.M. EDT, and I will announce the five winners on Tuesday on the blog. It is then the responsibility of those five winners to email me their shipping address so I can send the fabrics.
My Burning Question:
What has been your favorite quilting or fiber art gadget/notion/tool that you have used this past year? Why do you love it so much?