Ah, Summer!
We Have A Winner For The AMB Market Bag!

Happy Birthday Karma (and a Giveaway!)

   July is a busy month for my family and quite a few of my friends.  We have 14 birthdays to celebrate and as of this morning, we have 15.  

    Piper, my great-niece (!), made her debut at 12:30 this morning.  She shares her birthday with her great uncle.  That's another thing we do a lot of here - share birth dates.  Piper arrived a little earlier than expected but honestly I can't blame her because July is the best month and I think she was eager to see it all.  Mother, father and child are doing beautifully, thank you, and resting comfortably - hence no pictures!

A babe in the house is a well-pring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love,

a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.  

Martin Farquar Tupper (born July 17, 1810)

    So on that happy note, I am happy to share some happy karma with you because my very own happy birthday is this week too!  Cue Pharrel Williams!

    If you read my post on the American Made Brand fabric giveaway from a few weeks ago, you know how happy I was to have found a fabric company that is producing fabric in the USA, from seed to bolt (actually, they found me which made me even happier).  Part 2 to all of this is AMB is offering this snappy little 13" x 15" bag, perfect for the beach, the market or the park (vegetables not included).  Here's your chance to win.  Just leave a comment about your kind of happy day and I'll pick the happy winner on Sunday, July 13th at 3 P.M. EST. 

A project you might want to store in your American Made Brand bag is your entry to the Celebrating Farm to Fabric Challenge.  In association with Quilts Inc., this will be a juried exhibition of quilts made exclusively from Clothworks American Made Brand cotton.  Think about his:  What does it mean to you, your family or your community to bring fabric production back to America to ue in your American made quilts?

The exhibit will premiere at the International Quilt Market and Festival, October 25 through November 2, 2014.

Registration opens June 15 to August 15, 2014 and notification is by September 5, 2014.  Accepted quilts arrive on Houston on October 1, 2014. 

If you would like more information, click here.

AMB market bag

Cute bag, huh?

Take care,