Socks + October = Socktober
Jon Box Sox Socktober Edition
Last December, Six Shooter Records decided to name their sock drive in memory of my brother and there began “Jon Box Sox”.
Even though it was a rushed month, so many generous friends, quilters and strangers donated new socks to be distributed within the local community and in the London area alone, we collected 366 pairs of socks.
I decided to get a jump start on collecting socks this year and will be doing the Socktober Edition of Jon Box Sox. Seems kind of fitting since my brother’s birthday is in October, don’t you think?
If you wished to participate, please drop off your sock donation inside my first front door in the donation box. I will have the box there from October until just before Christmas when all the socks will be distributed.
You can also bring your sock donation when you drop off or pick up your quilts. $5 will be deducted from your machine quilting total as my thank you, for supporting this sock drive.
Thanks everyone for being amazing and supporting a great cause.
Spring cleaning, Marie Kondo, out with the old, in with the new.
If you have heard these phrases before, I'm sure you get the idea that I am tidying up my website.
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I am very thankful to be able to work during the Covid Pandemic and wanted to give back and thank the Health Care workers in London.
For the past few months I have set aside $5 from every quilt that has been brought in, and added in some generous donations from quilters that also gave $5 for their incoming quilts and we have been able to donate $255 to the St Joseph’s Health Crisis Fund.
I always feel so inspired being right in the middle of QuiltCon and can’t wait to get home and jump into quilting to try everything I learned while away.
Then my momentum slows down, and next thing you know it’s 8 months later and I haven’t accomplished anything.
One of my goals for this year was to finish a few old projects that have been hanging over my head and after attending Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s engaging presentation, I have decided to attempt her 15 Minutes of Play concept. Not sure if I will sew for 15 minutes or sew one complete block or sketch and design a quilt top etc. and I don’t even know if I will be able to do this once a day, but I am going to try. My goal here is to do something once a day so that I create and feel like I have accomplished something. If I can keep that momentum going longer than previous years, I will consider this goal a success!
These are the 3 quilts that are at the top of my UFO list.
The green and grey one I started at QuiltCon in 2017 and only needs a bunch of blocks made to sew into 2 rows and attach to the rest of the quilt top.
EDIT: here is a clip from the video of my quilt being auctioned at the fundraiser at The Aeolian Hall. It raised $1000 for the Woodfield Ave families
How do I love thee OEV…… Let me count the ways.
Once an OEV resident, always an OEV resident!
I lived in the Old East Village for only 1.5 years in the mid 1980’s, but this neighbourhood still has my heart.
When tragedy struck 3 blocks from where I used to live, I knew I had to do something!
I haven’t lived in London since 1994, yet I always find the time to return to the best neighbourhood within the city!