Jo's Library Quilt
Authors Helping Build A Library
Signature By Signature...Block By Block...Book By Book!

I'm The Lady With The Quilt But Meet The Lady That Made The Quilt!

June 29, 2011 at 7:40 PM
I had a dream, I told my librarian. Knowing nothing about quilting, I asked my librarian if she knew a quilter. She's said she was a quilter. How fortunate for me! Thought you'd like to meet THE QUILT MEISTER, Yvonne Judd, who to this day, still doesn't remembering saying yes to this "little" project! She whipped out a pattern she's always wanted to make as a librarian. I cried then instantly ordered from Christine Thresh of Calif. Yvonne asked if she could donate fabric and then helped solicit 8 local quilters who also volunteered their time and several their fabric too! In 3/10, Yvonne completed the first panel for Jo's Library Quilt! I cried!

She took me on 1st "shop hop" to purchase some needed fabrics. As I wrote the authors (I do have to mention she bugged me several times not to hangout on their websites so long; she needed signatures faster!), she assembled with "helping hands" the quilt. 9/2/10, surprised me, at the library, while doing shoot to send to Ellen DeGeneres, with the completed QUILT top! I cried! (Get the pattern, I've been doing this for 15 months; good cries of course!) 9/28/10, at the library, I presented Yvonne, upon my return from machine quilter's, completed WORK OF ART! She was thrilled & proud! Yvonne's a true artist, multi-talented, a painter too! Her water wheel painting, done years ago, is on the QUILT with author Jennifer Chiaverini's signature. Months later, Yvonne remembered the water wheel was a landmark on the quilt in THE SUGAR CAMP QUILT, the book by Ms. Chiaverini that inspired my project. Just one of many amazing stories of Jo's Library Quilt!

Thanking her week by week but NOW how could I thank her in a BIG WAY. She's a librarian, lover of books & authors. I've had the opportunity to receive these wonderful signatures. She's incorporated them into the QUILT. But she doesn't get to keep them! I've got it! The PERFECT thank you! Her favorite author, who just happens to be on the QUILT, helped me provide that GRAND thank you gift! And it was PERFECT because it made Yvonne cry (of course me too)! Adriana Trigiani dubbed Yvonne Judd "THE QUEEN OF STITCHES!" Fundraisers aren't just about the money!

Bundled Work of Art!
August 23, 2011 at 6:22 AM
A little bittersweet! A bundle of work! A bundle of joy, authors, friendships, relationships, memories, labor, time, thoughtfulness, help a library in Coalville, Utah! more...
Shipping Book Collection To Retired Teacher....A Winner!
August 14, 2011 at 5:26 AM
Carmen Visconti from Deland,FL the excited winner of the GRAND Book Collection! more...
July 22, 2011 at 5:00 PM
The Quilt...Kara Pack, Henderson, NV
The Book Collection...Carmen Visconti, DeLand, FL
The Collage...Anna Simister, Coalville, UT
Countdown...1 day! Jo's Library Quilt is coming to closure Friday, July 22nd (at least Part 1?).
July 21, 2011 at 9:24 PM
My fundraiser has been an experience of a lifetime! As a dear friend and New York Times Bestselling Author told me (see I couldn't have said that 17 months ago!), it's not all about the money. Oh boy was she right more...
Countdown...2 days! Hit me with your best shot baby!
July 20, 2011 at 10:08 PM
Jo's Library Quilt Project is running out of time! We're gonna hitcha' with the 'em all! more...
Countdown...4 days! Unparalled Collection! Unlimited Opportunities To Help!
July 18, 2011 at 3:46 AM
Unlimited Opportunities to Win! Unlimited Opportunities to Help! Grab Your Opportunities NOW!
Countdown...8 days! Your change can make a change!
July 14, 2011 at 10:43 PM
Can't depend on our tax dollars alone! We need help! more...
Countdown...9 days! Oh my goodness gracious!
July 13, 2011 at 10:17 PM
We've hit single digits in our countdown until closure and picking the WINNERS!
Time is running out! more...
Countdown...10 days! Coalville Library Project...Inspired by need...Completed by donors like you!
July 12, 2011 at 4:59 AM
All a "Perfect 10" in my book! Join in, help a library and receive opportunities to WIN autographed, one-of-a-kind (like you!) masterpieces…our way of saying THANKS! more...
Countdown...16 days! Sweet 16 and never been kissed!
July 6, 2011 at 1:38 PM
Well...I can't say that's true about my son :-) But first plane of family has arrived for his wedding on Sunday so I'll be counting down the days for that great event too! Be back soon!

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