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Quilter for Freedom: Patti Coppock

Quilter Name: Patti Coppock

I have been sewing for 50 years, but quilting only the past 16 years. My mother taught me to make my own clothing when I was young and then a few years ago I received a diploma in Apparel Technologies while living in Minneapolis, MN. Previous college education was focused on art.

Quilting became interesting to me when I began to see it as an art form. Repeating patterns and beautiful designs have always caught my attention. I like to think I have a unique twist on putting fabrics together and hope to make this a source of income. I am most happy when I am working on a quilt project I love.

Quilter Name: Ann Olson (Long arm Quilter)
I have been creating ever since I can remember. As a young child and teenager can remember being taught by Grandma and Mom to sew and piece, piecing quilt tops, sewing doll clothes, handkerchiefs for Grandpa and other sewing projects. During college and as an adult, I began doing local craft shows selling handmade items. I was also sewing clothes for myself, even designed and made my wedding dress and husband’s tux. In 2001 I joined a local quilt guild and was introduced to free-motion quilting and used my first longarm quilting machine. Oh my goodness! I came home and told my husband I want one! I have found my greatest creative outlet and passion…Thread!…and free-motion quilting. There is so much creative expression in the thread work designs that can go into each quilt as each quilt top is unique. I love doing quilting for other people. They provide the palette for my artistic expression. My quilting style is a freehand drawing style, meaning I hand guide my longarm quilting machine in the pattern I create much like drawing on paper. So with my passion and love of quilting I now run my own Longarm Quilting Business, Ann’s Quilt N’ Stuff and work part-time at a local Quilt shop. It is wonderful to have a career I love.







Sari Bari Quilt Auction Preview

Sari Bari will be hosting it’s second annual Quilt Auction and Raffle from Oct 1 to Oct 30 on www.saribari.com.

We will be hosting a PREVIEW of the quilts to be auctioned and raffled on www.saribari.com in OCTOBER at Epworth Forest Conference Center 8580 East Wesley Lane, North Webster, IN 46555 on September 9th (THIS SUNDAY). Join us!

Message @tudornceci or @sarahlance (or info@saribari.com) for more details if needed. Event details are listed in the FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/433110760068019/


Sari Bari Quilt Auction and Raffle OCTOBER 2012

You are invited to the 2nd annual quilt auction and raffle at www.saribari.com.

For this year’s auction, we’ve selected quilt artisans from around the world to create quilts of original design using both new and recycled saris. Their creations are, simply put, amazing.

In October, these one-of-a-kind works of art will be auctioned to the highest bidder. Many quilts will also be listed for raffle—so everyone has a chance to win!

All quilt sales will go toward the purchase a new building in Kalighat, the red light district where Sari Bari’s freedom work first began. We started small, with three women. And oh, how we’ve grown! After just six years in business, Sari Bari now employs 90 women—and there is potential for so much more!

To really stretch our wings, we need to raise $60,000 for a new building where we can provide safe, long-term workspace for the women of Sari Bari. So we beg you to be generous with your bids and to share the news with your friends, family and faith communities.

With your help, another 25 women can join us on the freedom road!

You may place your bids at saribari.com at any time during the month of October. Winners will be announced November 1, 2012.

Contact info@saribari.com if you would like to receive more postcards to share.
Visit www.saribari.com/donate /to make a direct donation to the building fund.