Monday, September 1, 2014

It's that time again!

Sewists across the United States celebrate the art of sewing year round, but especially during the month of September! It’s all because President Reagan proclaimed it as National Sewing Month! Something we already knew, but he declared: “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.”

Presented by the Sewing & Craft Alliance, in partnership with the American Sewing Guild, the 2014’s theme is –

Sew for the Creativity of it!
Challenge yourself… unleash your creative side!

This year, as I write the daily articles celebrating National Sewing Month, my theme/focus is sewing quilt tops. By far from an expert quilter, I’m continually learning new things, especially while looking for ideas, tips, and techniques to share with you!

Since August 2013, I am a volunteer representing the Quilts of Valor Foundation. My personal focus is on creating healing quilts of comfort for our veterans touched by war. Following the lead of another QOV volunteer, I began a journal of the quilts I’ve made at Quilts of Valor by Lanetta’s Creations.

I have another dear-to-my-heart cause, Quilts for Others. This is where I’m making quilts, to give to those in need after a devastating loss such as a tornado or fire that takes everything away.

I’m continually working on quilts! 
If not physically cutting out or sewing together,
I’m thinking and planning the next one!

If you’re not into creating a quilt top ~ yet ~ many of the tips and techniques I will share may also apply to garment and craft sewing as well. But maybe – before the month is over – just maybe I will have inspired you to create your own quilt top!

For the experienced piecer, it is my hope you will discover new ways of doing things to make the process easier, more efficient, and fun!

During this series, you'll see examples from others, and my own. Whenever I create an example to share with you, it will be using variations of reds, whites, and blues ~ my favorite colors!

Until tomorrow...


  1. I've been looking forward to September 1, to gather inspiration from your blog on sewing. Hopefully, I will create a quilt top by the end of the month...sewing one piece at a time...finishing by September 30. Thanks for your time in sharing and inspiring.

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you are back this year! I'm grateful you were looking forward to today! Hopefully you will find great inspiration, and receive the encouragement to create a quilt top! I'm planning lots of fabulous ideas for quick tips and lovely easy creations! Stay tuned!


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