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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Writer seeking Quilting Stories

Dear Quilters,

Who doesn’t love a good quilting story?
I sure do—and that’s why I am in the process of developing a book filled with quilt stories that represent the voices of quilters from the many guilds currently operating in Ontario. I hope you will share your favorite quilting story with me so I can share it with hundreds, perhaps thousands, of other quilters in Ontario.
Individually, we quilters are as unique as snowflakes, but together, our passion for quilting makes us all so much alike.
When I began researching my idea for this book, I discovered that there are more quilt guilds existing in Ontario than I had realized. As a quilting enthusiast and closet stash-collector, as well as a professional writer, I’ve been bitten by a “need bug:” a need to know more about the many other quilters around me, and a need to introduce us all of us to each other through the stories we have to tell. (And, yes, every person does have a story to tell.) Our stories are our voices, and through them, we can connect with each other, no matter the distance that separates us.

What are my requirements?
I am looking for stories that are happy, sad, hilarious or just plain entertaining.
Your story can be about you, a quilt you made for yourself or a family member or a friend, your stash, your quilt guild, a quilting event you attended—just as long as the theme remains centered on quilting.
You can write a couple of paragraphs, or you can write a few pages.
You can send your story to me via email or through regular mail, whichever is more convenient for you. I have included both my mailing and email addresses below.
I thank you in advance for participating in this exciting project, and I look forward to reading your story!

Donna M. Marrin
8 Fry Court
Markham, Ontario
L3P 4G9

donna dot marrin at staples dot ca

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