Quilting brings us the best friends ever!

I love the quilting world! LOVE IT! I have made the best friends ever because of quilting. It’s a magical circle, and the more you stitch the more friends you will make! I promise you this: if you go to a quilt class with a smile on your face, before you leave you’ll have a new friend. Keep going and you’ll have a list longer than you ever imagined.

Quilt designers are amazing too! Support, encouragement, fun, laughter and a shoulder to cry on is the reward for having friends in the design business. I met Brenda Riddle of http://www.acornquiltandgiftcompany.com/ almost 2 years ago at market and now we are the best of friends.

Yesterday the FedEx man rang the doorbell and delivered the most beautiful spring tulips and little bunny just for me. From Brenda! A thank you for being a friend. Now where else but the quilting world would you find friends like this?

Look at what Brenda sent me!

Today more surprises arrived at the door. Pam Kitty Morning look what my friend Anne brought me this morning when she arrived to help me sew! How on earth are you going to top Starbucks?

Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate and a Cinnamon Roll from Anne Bryson.

Anne and I (yes it’s Anne and Anne and we both answer to Anne) spent the day working on pillows and we had to quit because we were almost asleep on the samples! It’s market madness right now and I need all the help I can get. Anne comes over with her iron and starch in hand and we spend the day covered in fabrics and freezer paper. Now, if I could just get Starbucks to deliver! Hey, there’s a great little business idea!

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  • Leigh - Oh yum! That bun looks gorgeous. I want your friends. :-)ReplyCancel

  • gloria g. - Oh how sweet! No one could even find my house. But it is so true about quilting friends! Aren’t they the best! Love that line of fabric under the coffee and cupcake. Something special?

    fondly, gloria g.

    P.S. Happy Spring!ReplyCancel

  • PamKittyMorning - Friends who bring coffee are SUPER!!! I’d love a giant cup right now. Love the flowers and rabbit, that Brenda, she’s the greatest!ReplyCancel

  • Marlene - Anne, I’d have to agree, my best friends are quilters! Happy Spring!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - Quilters ARE the best! And not just with the gifts, but who else would be willing to jump in and help with all this market-prep craziness…ReplyCancel

  • Feeling Simply Quilty - Quilters are a quality group of gals that are generally interesting and fun to talk to. What’s nice is you always have a common ground on which to begin conversation…quilting…smileReplyCancel

  • lambie-pie - Hi Anne-
    Have you seen the little glass bunny candy dishes that are out at Target right now? They come in pink, blue and white, and they made me think of you, so I thought I’d better tell you about them so you could run out and get one before they’re all gone! The best thing is, they only cost $3.99, so you don’t even have to feel guilty! Of course, I don’t take responsibility for all of the other cute pastel dishes they have there that you’ll probably want too!
    I love your blog because we have so many similar tastes and interests, like bunnies, lambs, quilting, and everything PINK! I just adore your little old home and can’t imagine how you can bear to sell it, but the new house looks gorgeous and I can’t wait to see the fun ways you decorate it. Also, in your little shop a while back, you had an egg with a bird on top pincusion, which was so strange because I bought an almost identical one at a little thrift store in upstate NY last summer just because I though it was so adorable! I didn’t even know it was supposed to be a pincusion. It looks like they used the same pattern, so it was a funny coincidence. Anyway, look forward to hearing more from you,

  • happy Zombie - I have to agree… quilters make the best friends. A non quilter friend asked me about giving away some of my stash, and my response was:

    A quilter will not let go of even a small scrap of fabric for you. But… she WILL make an entire quilt from many of her fabrics for you!ReplyCancel