“Quilting can make a difference – just for the asking.”

It's pre dawn, still dark and everything is quiet, so with little distraction I can now put down in words why  I was unable to express myself last night.

There are times in your life where you begin on a journey and you never know where it will end.


A commitment to giving my name, time and energy to this community here in New Mexico last year has had a deep affect on me and I'm thrilled with the results.

The fabulous organizing group held a pot luck tea last night. We shared ideas and congratulatory dialogue and delicious green chili…..

The final wrap up…. goodness, $10,000 was generated,  I could hardly believe it…. and we hope it will ensure an annual event to continue the idea that –

"Quilting can make a difference – just for the asking."


The ladies made me a visual diary with photos and words, notes from the participants, organizers and bank staff…. and I will treasure it for ever. 


They know me well…. I also received a fabulous bright orange hand bag and a new journal to take on my travels. Thank you, thank you, Thank you.


For once in my life……I was speechless…!!!!!!

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Lynn says:

    Congratulations on the successful event. Is there any way others can help (without acturally being there0? Is there a website that we can refer to for addresses and items needed, or about the next Festival as to when and where? I know there may be interested quilters here who would like to help…..

  2. Sally says:

    Your commitment to helping make a change for this community reminds me of the saying about giving something and receiving it back 10-fold. If we all could focus more on giving in some way, shape or form, the world would be a better place. Thank you for sharing your vision, photos and feelings.

  3. Chris John says:

    There are more riches in life than money and I think you have been showeresd in them. What a wonderful gesture in return for all you have done for this community.
    For it to turn you speechless just speaks volumes!

  4. Pam says:

    Lynn, what a great thought… YES, I have forwarded your comment to the other members of the group and we will look at that idea. We will have information up soon.
    Thanks so much

  5. Pam says:

    Sally, thanks for that…. you know, we have so much… I personally count myself very lucky.
    People gave to me when I began, now it’s my turn…

  6. Pam says:

    Chris, I just turned up and taught…. the group did all the hard work and I was so impressed by the young people…. they worked so hard….

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