Wednesday, September 30, 2020

I May Have A Scrap Problem... Preparations, and a Quilt-y Need!


Hi, all!

It's been an interesting week already, but I'm happy to say that I have had time to play with my scraps!  I spent part of the day today repurposing some storage...

 and sorting out some of my strings.... preparation for next January's tutorial series, which will be called String Therapy!  Many thanks to Chantal for the idea for the name, which seems perfect for us all right now.  I don't know about you, but I need a little therapy some days!

I still have lots of strings to sort into the storage, but it will be nice and useful to have them sorted out into color groups before I start putting quilts together.  I'm really looking forward to this series!

And now for the quilt-y need.  I was contacted this week by Lura Frazey with a request to spread the word.  She phrased it so well, I'm just going to copy her words here for you to see....

I am a volunteer with Quilts for Riverside Fire Survivors from Clackamas County, Oregon. You may have seen on the news recently that our state has had terrible wildfires this month after a once-in-a-hundred years wind event. Our group is collecting quilts so we can give a quilt to every person whose home burned in Riverside Fire. 

You can learn more about us here:

Anything you could do to help us spread the word about our need for quilts would be deeply appreciated. These families have lost everything and we are committed to wrapping them in a quilt. 

We need quilts of all sizes. Quilts can be sent to:
Attn: LLF
Easy E-Office, LLC
24361 S Upper Highland Rd
Colton, OR  97017

We appreciate it if people include their name and a way to contact them so we know who to thank for their generous, loving donation. 

If you, like me, have been making lots of quilts during this extended time at home, or if you need a good reason to jumpstart your quilting mojo, this is definitely a place and time for your skills to shine!  And just think about all the scraps you could turn into quilts and spread a little love!  I do hope you can find it in your heart to help Lura and the Quilts for Riverside Fire Survivors, even if it's only in spreading the word to other quilters.  Quilters are such generous people, aren't they?

And I'll leave you with another favorite thing about this time of year - it's soup and stew season!  Tonight I made a wonderful beef tomato vegetable soup/stew - it started out to be beef stew but I had to make some substitutions in the recipe and morphed into this - and it was delicious!  Paired with some crusty bread, it really hit the spot.  And it's pretty!

I hope you have lots of fun with your scraps this week!  




  1. Inspiring as ever :-)
    Thank you for the FB link for the quilts to be sent for those who lost homes in the fires.
    The soup looks yummy!

  2. Looking forward to some String Therapy, Sarah! Thanks for passing along the quilt request.

  3. The soup/stew looks delicious. Any chance you will be sharing the recipe on the blog?

  4. I'm glad I was of help with the name, Sarah, and I am looking forward to this series too. Meanwhile, let's sew on and make quilts for those in need. ;^)

  5. Thanks for sharing the details for quilt donations, I have a small stack going out UPS tomorrow :-) Now I'll need to make more for "H2H"!!!

  6. My son's decided that a really thick soup should be called stoup. They were convinced that I couldn't make soup, I never had enough liquid. Now they make stoup, too, and their partners love it. Yours looks like the one we had last night. Yummy!

  7. Those rainbow drawers are so great! I wish I had room for those. I do sort my strings into color coded smaller boxes, though, and it really helps. Looking forward to your string therapy series! And thanks for the info on the fire relief quilts :)

  8. The new series sounds wonderful! Thanks for the article that request quilt love!

  9. I really like your rainbow drawers. Where did you buy them?


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