Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Quilt for Sale

This big quilt is for sale in my ETSY shop. I need to raise a but of Money for my "Hero Bag and Hero Quilt Cause". Westminster fibers and Amy Butler have donated some wonderful fabric to my little cause in the past, but now I need to restock my batting, thread and needles....You know how it goes. I do put a large portion of every bag and quilt I sell aside, but the sale of this quilt will certainly tide me over for quite some time. It is a lovely quilt, I made it back in 2005 while my husband was defending our freedom in Baghdad. The quilting is lovely and the colors are so patriotic.
I do not charge widows for the bags and quilts I make them and their children. I want to keep it as a gift to assist them as they mourn. I want it to give them comfort...that is my goal. So if you have $400 rattling around in your pocket and this quilt strikes your fancy give it a peek. "Defending Freedom" may be right up your alley.
PS....a note on my post yesterday, I re-read it and man do I sound snotty. I had to run take care of one of the kids and didn't end it well. What I wanted to say was....I have lived in and among so many different people and cultures (German, American, Turkish, Italian, Honduran, Australian, and Mexican) and of all those cultures the Aboriginal is the most ancient and most "unchanged" from it's creation. It is now 2008, and very surprising for me to find myself confronted with such raw aggression. I have never seen anyone intentionally try to hurt and mutilate someone else with their bare hands. Yes, I was a very sheltered and loved child and I was lucky enough to be raised in a culture that nourished my body, mind and soul. Now that I am in my 30's my eyes are opening to others like they never have before. That is that. I should have ended my post yesterday like this.


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Anonymous said...

Love, love it! I am so honored! Dion

The Army of Four said...

Gorgeous quilt!
Do you have a strong preference on your batting? If not, I may be able to help you out with that. Let me know!

the Campfollower said...

HI Karen, I am a batting snob I work with all Cotton or all wool or wool cotton blends. I HATE polyester...just something about the way the plastic feels to my fingers. I know beggers can't be choosers...but that is what I use. I apreciate the help, thanks so much for the offer to help...maybe I should write the folks over at Quilter's dream...I will give that a shot! Cheers!

The Army of Four said...

Tia: Have you ever used Morning Glory cotton? I have an "in". She can't ship to Australia, but I wondered if you have an APO?
Let me know if you're interested!

the Campfollower said...

HI Karen, I have not used Morning Glory cotton? DO you like it? I know you are a brilliant lady, so I will trust your judgement. I do have an way could we live here without it. So it is just like being a tad off the coast of San Francisco ;0) Heck we order our groceries from a commissary in Japan.

I can't thank you enough for your assistance!


The Army of Four said...

Hey Tia!
I like it very much - though in BIG quilts, it can get a little like "jeans knees" in spots -- know what I mean? But... it quilts out. For bags, it is great! They're (MoGlo) getting out of the cotton biz, but before they do, I'm doing what I can to see about sending you some! I'll let you know when I hear back from my friend!

the Campfollower said...

Thanks so much, Karen. Just let me know what you need me to do!


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