Earlier this week, I was a guest on Sue Pelland's weekly facebook live, Sewing in Slippers with Sue. Thanks to my broken ankle, I abandoned the idea of wearing slippers - I don't have any slippers large enough to fit over my orthopedic boot. No matter, Sue and I got down to the business of chatting about all things quilty - with a spin to a topic about which I'm very passionate.
For the best place to watch and listen to the conversation, jump over to Sue's facebook page, Sue Pelland Designs, HERE for the rerun.
For a direct link in facebook CLICK HERE so you don't have to search the page.
And if you're not on facebook, you can watch the conversation on YouTube Here, if you like.
Sue's running a UFO (UnFinished Object) challenge this year. I happen to still have the Barney Quilt (you remember that project, right?) --the one I pulled off a shelf in my storage area about a year ago and finished up. I still have the quilt (and it made an appearance in the conversation with Sue).
Since that quilt is ear-marked to go to a local refugee family, the conversation took a tangent to talk about finishing up UFOs and putting them to good use in the local community.
During the interview with Sue, I made reference to a conversation I had with my friend Beth who leads a refugee resettlement agency in my area. Beth provided some excellent background information and helpful advice to locate refugee resettlement organizations in the local community. Here's the link to that conversation.
In the spirit of 'how many quilts does one really need,' the with Sue conversation turned to the HeartFulls designs that was inspired by a embroidery guild project and a meeting at the local hospice.
Just so, this week, I happen start another batch of small and large hearts that will eventually go to hospice volunteers and residents.
These large, medium, and small hearts (below) were presented to Hospice a couple weeks ago. New HeartFulls patterns are in the works, but have been on hold while I've been playing catch-up from my January travels. You can learn more about HeartFulls HERE.
I do hope you set aside some time to listen to my conversation with Sue. (She does Sewing in Slippers every week, so think about following her page so you don't miss a thing!) It was quite fun and full of inspiration and information. Quilting for others is something I've always been passionate about.
Be careful, though, you might just be inspired to finish up a project or two for a local New American or to join Sue's UFO challenge this year. Pretty sure she mentioned something about prizes and goodies in the UFO mix. But I'll leave that part up to Sue.