...who came out with the immortal words...
I sincerely thank those who were supportive enough to either donate or blog about it - I appreciate it but more importantly it has helped in its own extremely small way with the relief efforts in Japan.
I would like to say I was overwhelmed with the support I received from the online quilting community...
Thank you instead to:
(If I have missed anyone off this list, please let me know and I will be more than happy to add you)
The second half of this post is to tell you about the first Leila mentioned in the list above, rather than the second Leila!
Leila will be starting a
In her own words:
"On June 17th I am going to be kicking off the “We Can Do It! Skill Builder Sampler.” You can just call it the Skill Builder Sampler or SBS if you want. :) Some of the recent blogland talk got me thinking about things that I want to try out in my quilting. I realized I was just a bit scared and nervous about trying new things. It is always easier to try something new with a friend and so I hope we can all work through this sampler quilt together. Each month I will focus on a different quilting skill and provide tutorials for three 12 inch quilt blocks using the month's skill. Some of the skills you might already have – please, leave any advice or additional tips in the comments for us – but I know there will be something for everyone to learn.
I have designed this sampler so that a beginning quilter can easily move from block to block and build their quilting skills. The beginning blocks will review basic skills and concepts that can be applied to any quilt. I will liberally reference other blogs and tutorials which have already described and explained the techniques and skills we will be learning."
She's also doing a giveaway of the new Denise Schmidt line from Joanns and some Japanese fabrics.
So get on over there!