This time of year I feel like I should be up in Churchill with the Polar Bears. My next trip there is a year away, (please join me!) but I find myself going through photos from previous trips, and thinking about the stories that unfolded on the snow and ice.
In 3 weeks I will be leaving on this year’s wildlife photo safari, to Tanzania Africa. It just so happens that today I was visiting the offices of The Wild Foundation (wild.org), and we discussed the plight of endangered species around the world, and what we are all doing to help. I am so humbled by people like wild.org’s president Vance Martin, who has spent his whole life fighting for Nature. He is flying to Africa this weekend on an elephant emergency.
Because of our charity program, I have met some truly incredible and inspirational people over the last several years, who dedicate their lives to helping children in need, indigenous peoples, threatened eco-systems, and communities in heartbreaking situations. Every time I sit down with another one who shares their passion for their cause, I am so grateful that our company is a vehicle for helping those on the ground, to do their work. So I must thank you again, for supporting our partnerships with these amazing organizations.
Next month we will reach another great milestone – $1.5 million raised for charity. It is still hard to comprehend…what we have accomplished with your help. Don’t ever think that there’s nothing anyone can do to help save the world, save the children, save the environment, or wherever your heartstrings are tugging. YOU are capable of incredible things, and when we join hands and hearts, yes we can make a change.
We have put up a project page for the Hurricane and Earthquake Comfort Quilt projects.
Please click through here for all the details, and we will update in the future as needed.
Our last Sewing Day of the year is this Sat Dec 9, from 9 am to 4 pm. Many thanks to Blakeman Sewing for providing BERNINA machines! Please RSVP to Dana in Customer Service if you are coming, so we can be sure to have enough machines!
sharing your Passion for Fabric…
Luana and Paul
(*the photos above are from my last Polar Bear tour to Churchill in Canada.)
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Event & Travel Calendar:
Dec 9 – Charity Sewing Day at eQuilter
Dec 29 2017 – Jan 5 2018 – Tanzania Africa Wildlife Migration Tour
Feb 22-25, 2018 – QuiltCon – Pasadena, California
Feb 26 – Marty Ornish CQC workshop @ eQuilter Classroom
Mar 1 – May 15 – Registration for ‘Love Your Mother‘ Quilt Challenge
April 5-7 – SAQA Conference San Antonio TX
April 14-15 – Lisa Walton workshop @ eQuilter Classroom
May 11 – eQuilter Chromazone – Color Marketing Group
Nov 14-20, 2018 – POLAR BEAR Tour – Join me in Churchill!