Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Dannielle's Graduation

Stephen and I are heading down to Redding, California this weekend. Our daughter Dannielle is graduating with honors (summa cum laude) on Saturday. She has a degree in Cross Cultural Studies. She's not exactly sure whether she's continuing her education next Fall but she's been thinking she'd like to be a Physician's Assistant or Nurse Practitioner. We're very proud of her.

The Virginia Tech Memorial Quilt Block project is progressing. We are beginning to receive quilt blocks from the fabric that we've sent out. All I can say about these blocks is that they are fabulous! I hope to post pictures of them to the blog as soon as we get back from California.

I am a firm believer that every single one of us has a unique gift or talent to share with the rest of the world. Every once in a while, we are privileged to glimpse into a person's soul through the artistry of their quilt blocks. We are honored to be putting the quilt blocks up in the shop as they come in and hope to see yours among them!

To participate in this project, we are asking quilters who have been moved by the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech to join us by making a 12-1/2" square quilt block (unfinished size) in the colors of Virginia Tech--maroon and orange. We will then assemble the blocks into quilts. Finished quilts will be sent to Virginia Tech. Everyone who participates in this project will have their name listed on the quilt and included in the documentation about our project. If you would like to incorporate some of the Virginia Tech fabric we talked about in our last blog post, go to Grandma's Attic website and drop us a note in our comment section of the form on that link. While supplies last, we will send you a small piece of this fabric to use in your block.

Make your quilt block in the colors of Virginia Tech--maroon and orange. Please do not introduce other colors into the color scheme as this is a school spirit quilt. Add only maroon, orange and neutrals (white, black, gray, off white) to your quilt block. The block doesn't have to look dull and drab--just be predominantly Tech colors. Once you have finished your block, mail or bring it to Grandma's Attic at the address listed here on our website. Please note: in order to be included in the project, quilt blocks need to be returned to us by June 2, 2007.

This project is historically significant! It's a way of sharing what you were thinking and feeling at this moment in time with future generations. What could be better than that?

3 comments:

Storybook Woods said...

Hello Rachel, I was visiting Dallas this last weekend and as always stop at your shop. I love your store and always come by when I visit my in-laws. I wrote about it on my blog and hope you get some traffic from the post. Clarice

Linda Hancock said...

Hi Rachel,
Beautiful daughter! Congratulations on her graduation! We were at Simpson baccaluareate on Friday night for a dear friend of ours. Perhaps we saw you across the room?

I'm enjoying your blog!
Linda in Redding

Linda Alexander said...

Dear Rachel & Steven,

How did your little girl grow into a beautiful young woman so quickly?

Congrats to all of you on a job well done!

Danielle is sure to have a very happy & sucessful future, all the beat to you Danielle!

Linda Alexander
www.oregonquilting.com
Corvallis, Oregon