I arrived at the shop on Monday to find a gift bag on the counter. I asked if it was a birthday gift for Diana, our intrepid shop manager, and she informed me it was for me! Yippee!
And then I opened it. An unexpected gift is always lovely, but to find a handmade quilt, stitched with exquisite linen, using fabrics selected to coordinate with the car seat cover I made for our baby, well, that goes way above and beyond.
This tremendously thoughtful gift is from the ladies of the Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild, who meet monthly at Whipstitch. It goes everywhere we go now, and I can’t even tell you how many compliments I’ve already received! Thank you SO much, ladies.
I feel so inspired by the work these ladies have done, and so humbled that they’d go to these lengths on my behalf. I’m headed right back to keep hand quilting the project I’ve been working on this week. Feeling inspired yourself? We’re adding Intro to Patchwork and Quilting to our class schedule beginning in August, and an English Paper Piecing Patchwork class in September. If modern quilts have interested you, or you’re wondering when and how to take the plunge, we’d love to see you at the shop! Not in the mood to quilt? We’re offering a Baby Gift Workshop in July, too–make a bib, a burp cloth and a receiving blanket all in one night. You, too, could make someone’s day a whole lot brighter with a handmade gift. Check out all our class listings on the Whipstitch classes page.