A busy time

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It’s a very busy time around here. We have 1 child’s quilt ready to be quilted and two more in the stitching process. We also have one First Responder quilt going, in it’s final stages of stitching before it goes to the quilter in mid-November. Some of us have also been helping another group make quilts for a fallen officer. We do have another child and another RCMP officer to start after the beginning of the new year.

We also found ourselves in need of more labels for our First Responder quilts and put out the call. Up until now, each machine embroiderer has pretty much come up with their own label ideas. It works, yes. Then, I had the brainstorm. Why can’t we have a file for our machine embroiderers that has all the text, and that I can give to our stitchers without fear of license violations? Not all of our embroidery crew feels confident about doing custom lettering. I approached one large machine embroidery design company that I have dealt with in the past. They barely gave me the time of day and said it was impossible. Each embroiderer would have to purchase the file for themselves and add their own lettering. Really?

Then I turned to Jen of Jen’s Embroidery Designs. One of our ME stitchers found her last year and we all went nuts over all the fantastic and hard to find Canada related designs. Not only did Jen agree to help us, but she donated her design time to make not just one, but two designs for our quilts. This wonderful lady has a site full of gorgeous designs for machine embroidery – including the best collection of Canadiana we have ever seen. Add her can-do attitude and you have someone that deserves our business. She deserves yours, too. You will find her proudly linked on our right sidebar. If you can’t find what you want, contact her and see what miracles she can do for you.