Today is the big Quilters Christmas Party Day
hosted by SewCalGal.
SewCalGal pulls out all the stops and provides plenty of fun for everyone.
Since it is a virtual party....I figured it would be fun to invite some totally cool people to entertain during the party. I'd like to introduce you to some of my favorite people in the quilting world. These folks really do know how to have fun and party, party, party! So without further ado....I'd like to introduce you to Lady Eleanor (Quilt In A Day) Julie Herman (Jaybird Quilts), Gene Black (Alabama Artist and Quilter), Ricky Tims (Musician and Quilter) and Alex Veronelli (Aurifil Threads)
You know it is so much easier to get forgiveness that it is permission....so I didn't ask any of these amazing people if they'd like to dance today....I just figured they are so much fun they would accept my invitation to dance like no one is watching :)
The party is to benefit Operation Homefront. I had heard about Operation Homefront but I had never seriously considered making a donation until SewCalGal shared more information about the program. Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to have an injured family come home from a tour of service....not to mention falling into need. Lets show those who have served to protect us some love and compassion by helping...... TODAY!
Quilters are givers and we are asked for quilts, fabric, time and money all the time because typically we are loving people who want others to know they are loved and important. It is a pleasure when I share and help another person.....I often feel selfish because I feel so good after I know I've helped another human feel cared about and important. I'm guessing all of you have families, friends, and guild members that you give to during the holidays and you are probably feeling a bit stretched. I'm going to encourage you to stretch a little or a lot more....
IHAN has already donated lots of fun things for the party today....but I'm also going to give one of my favorite tools away today too....just because I love to see people smile.
I'll give one Hands Free 6 LED Beam N Read Lights....yes...one of my very favorite tools....to one lucky winner that will be drawn from the list of those who donate today through SewCalGal's Blog. ALL Money is good money....so please don't think...well 2 bucks isn't enough....everyone's 2 bucks adds up!!
If you are anything like me...you don't want your name posted to a blog saying you donated.....so I'm going to ask SewCalGal to just draw from her list for the winner of the IHAN Beam N Read Light Giveaway.
Now go over and see what all the fun is about and hit all the other blogs that have joined in the celebration!
Smiles of Gratitude,