Saturday, January 16, 2010
Isn't this beautiful? It's a quilt square all the Leadership attendees received. These were made by the employees of Stampin' Up!'s manufacturing facility in Kanab, UT.
The employees, although quilt making is NOT in their job description, brought their own sewing machines from home to make 1,000 of these for Leadership attendees.
What a wonderful surprise for all of us, and what a thoughtful thing for those employees to do! Stampin' Up! really is an awesome company to work for!
They used the Big Shot, fabric, and the 5-Point 3-D Star die for this square.
They were made for us because Jill Olsen, my upline, received the Bright Idea award from Stampin' Up! for using our Big Shot to promote another type of craft.
Here she is, on stage at Leadership, receiving that award from Shelli Gardner.
She's been doing this type of quilting since last summer.
You may remember this post. Jill had called me to tell me she would be demonstrating the Big Shot at the local Quilt show. I went to touch base with her and see how she was going to promote this idea.
Mr Big (as he's lovingly called by some) can cut up to 8 layers of fabric each time dies are run through the machine.
Makes for speedy cutting out of the pieces, doesn't it?
Jill's made so many quilts now and used the same ideas to make other things as well.
She's inspired a lot of people, including Shelli, to play with Mr. Big and come up with other ideas - such as these:
These are flowers Shelli demonstrated at the Phoenix Regional, which took place the day after Leadership ended.
Velvet hasn't shown up on this blog for quite a while, so here she is, beautiful girl, sitting out on the patio one night this week.
And with that, I'll sign off for tonight. Have a wonderful weekend!