These are uncertain times for all of us. I find myself going to work each day to a school without students or teachers. We spent Easter without our family due to social distancing restrictions. I've got tubs filled with new quilt kits and notions, but no quilt shows to set up our booth at due to the coronavirus pandemic.
When I find myself feeling a little sad or a bit overwhelmed I head to my sewing room. Quilters find comfort in working on a project, whether it be a full size quilt, a table runner or hand sewing on binding. We love to create something with our hands. We experience joy in seeing our projects take shape.
We have a new quilt kit, Deb Strain's Cultivate Kindness, that will bring you comfort and joy. I love the vintage pickup trucks and the farmhouse shiplap backgrounds on the panel. The words above each truck, "Focus on the Good", "Grow a Life You Love", "Live Simply", "Find Joy in the Ordinary", "Welcome Each New Day", and "Gather Happy Moments", are all simple reminders of what we need to focus on right now.
Our new quilt kit, Nova Rocky Road, comes with Sew Emma's, Perfect 10 Quilts book, which contains patterns for 16 fabulous quilts. The kit also includes a layer cake of Moda's Nova BasicGrey Grunge fabrics, White Paper Grunge background fabric and a scrumptious berry colored grunge binding fabric.
If you want a fun, quick, project check out our Stellar Table Runner. This kit contains Heather Peterson's Trendy Table 2 book, a Wildflower Boutique charm pack, and Moda's Basics Grunge Grey Couture fabric for the background and binding.
I know it's easy to get caught up in the negative things impacting our lives right now...for me it's my husband's stress over not being able to fish!! But when I read stories of quilters cultivating kindness by sewing face masks for those in need, my heart is filled with thankfulness. Nancy and I hope to see all of you in the fall at the quilt shows in Colville, Walla Walla and Spokane!