A Visit from Scotland!

We were so excited about this pair of friends who were shopping in Hamilton today that we wanted to share their story with you!

Meet Margaret Digance from Kingseat, Scotland. She’s a retired School Assistant for special needs kids ages 11-16 years old.

She’s never quilted, though she first “bumped into” quilting 12 years ago. She and her husband were staying in a hotel in Canada and all of the rooms were full because of a quilting convention. (Easy to imagine, right?! Ha!)

According to Margaret, people don’t quilt in Scotland. They knit, crochet and embroider because of all the wool.

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Margaret had never heard of Missouri Star or Jenny until her friend Julie, who lives in Kansas City, brought her up today.  They sent the men to the golf course, too! Can you believe the men thought the ladies would only be here for a few hours?! Haha!

These photos are from the Penney’s Quilt Shop store (which we’ll profile in the next Hamilton Visitor’s Guide post).

Margaret said “it was like sweet shoppe” and she was “gob-smacked” at all of the color. So cool! She says she loves the pale pastels like duck egg (the American equivalent would be “robin’s egg” blue. Ha!) She fell in love with the dresden bag and the modern patterns in the shop.

We LOVED meeting you, Margaret and Julie! Until we see you again, happy stitching!

Our first quilt for Japan…

What a beautiful quilt, Rita! Thanks a million.

Our sweet friend Rita from Hiawatha Kansas and her sister came to visit us in the Shop on Tuesday and brought the first donation quilt we are going to send to the LDS Humanitarian Organization.  Several others have said they will be mailing them in or sending a donation directly to them or to another charity!  Thank you-thank you!  All I can say is how wonderful it feels to serve.  Thank you for helping us, help others.  What other reason are we here, than for that?!?!

I think I’ve said this a time or two, but I am so amazed at the generosity and love that quilters have for each other and for others in need!  What a blessing it is to me to be a part of such a great group of people!  Thank you again.


All of you.