Over the years many of you have called and written to tell us about our wonderful customer service, and your interactions with our CS manager Dana Chapman. Since Dana has a PhD in Textiles, we like to refer to her as Dr Dana, ready to handle all of your fabric questions.
Dr Dana has her own date with a doctor soon - she is having heart surgery on July 8th and will be on medical leave for 6 weeks. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers on July 8th.
If you would like to send an 8" Heart Block to Dana at eQuilter, we are planning to make a comfort quilt for her recovery time. (Send blocks this week to hopefully arrive by July 7) You can of course send her cards at our address too. Please use some combination of Purple and Green - beautiful healing colors. If they arrive during her leave, we will make sure she gets the cards right away. We are organizing food to be delivered to her home so someone will be visiting her every few days.
Thursday and Friday I was at the Vail Retreat for The Carter Center, and met President Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. I was invited by a friend who is in their Ambassador Circle, because of eQuilter's charitable programs. I have posted photos on Facebook, and I am posting them on my photo page tonight. I will tell you more about it in the midweek Creative Nudge in a few days!
In case you missed this note a few days ago...
July 19 I am departing for South Africa. I am traveling with Carolyn Mazloomi's tour group. We will have opportunities to visit an orphanage and groups in need of support.
I'd like to put out a call for lap-sized quilts for the children. If you would like to donate a colorful happy quilt to a child in need in South Africa, I will personally take the quilts in my 2nd suitcase, and make sure they are given to a special child there. I will take photos and share them on my photo page as well. eQuilter will also donate needles, thread and sewing supplies to a women's collective there.
If you'd like to donate a quilt for South Africa, please mail so we will receive them here at eQuilter in Boulder by July 15th. Please also call or email before shipping, especially if you are sending out close to the deadline. If the suitcase is full then we will advise you to hold the quilt for a future quilt project, or we will send additional quilts to the Mission of Love's next airlift to Guatemala. However if you contact us before shipping, we can confirm if your quilt will fit in my suitcase.
I am told that we still have a couple spots in our Polar Bear tour to Churchill! If you've dreamed of seeing the bears in their environment, please join our small band of quilters on this once-in-a-lifetime journey to the edge of the Arctic! This trip sells out every year because there is such limited space in Churchill, so don't delay! We will meet fellow quilters in Winnipeg, and I'll give a presentation on the last day, to the Manitoba Prairie Quilters guild.
Check out our 127 videos from international quilt festivals, Quilting Arts TV and Quilters Newsletter TV on our eQuilter Video Page.
2014 Quilty/Design Travel:
July 16 Quilt Colorado, 6 pm Award Ceremony
July 24 IQCAfrica, Joburg South Africa, 11 am
Sept 20 Quilters Take Manhattan
Sept 29 Quilt Exhibit, US Embassy, Rome
Oct 13-19 Polar Bear Tour, Churchill
Nov 14-16 Color Marketing Group, Orlando
Jan 2015 - Quilt Symposium in Manawatu, New Zealand