USING CREATIVITY TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT
In the next few weeks many cities are enacting a law that
will allow grocery stores to charge for plastic bags. Some of you have already
been using reusable tote bags; some purchase these bland reusable bags from the
store at which they are shopping. However there is no reason these bags need to
be boring. In fact they can become real conversation openers and stunning
creative inspirations. Our African Folklore Embroidery designs are perfect to
stitch onto reusable tote bags.
You do not need a sewing machine, only a needle and cotton to stitch
them onto the bag, either with a basic running stitch or chain stitch.
Whether it is a wildlife life design featuring a giraffe,
elephant or lion or a scrumptious looking cupcake design or even a beautiful
flower., your tote bag will become something of which you are really
proud. Summer is the perfect time
to start your African Folklore Embroidery design and stitch it onto a tote
There are still a few more weeks to submit and enter your
completed African Folklore Embroidery in the African Folklore Embroidery
Challenge. The first place winner receives $500 cash. Even if you decided not
to enter, I would still love to see a picture of your completed African
Folklore Embroidery Design, so email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all quilters, fiber, embroidery and beading enthusiasts
– WIN $500 Cash in the AFRICAN FOLKLORE EMBROIDERY CHALLENGE
Entry forms for the 2011 African Folklore Embroidery Challenge
are now online at www.aflembroidery.com THE GRAND
PRIZE is $500 cash, 2nd
prize $50 and 3rd prize $25.00. All entrants will receive
certificate of participation and be considered for inclusion in a new book. All
entries will be on display at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, July 29th
– 31st and at the American
Sewing Guild Conference in Los Angeles, CA Aug 19th-21st
2011. Westin Bonaventure
404 South Figueroa
Los Angeles, CA 90071
The deadline for entries is July 15th 2011
All entries will be able to be viewed by the public at the
International Quilt Show in Long Beach, July 29th-31 and the
American Sewing Guild Conference in Los Angeles, CA Aug 19th- 22nd.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Last year’s 1st place winner was Madeline Reyes
from the Coachella Valley Quilt guild. EGA members Judy Dymond and Carol
Cunnignham -Hutte form the Mountain View EGA Chapter in California won 2nd and 3rd
place in 2010. Entries from the 2010 African Folklore Embroidery Challenge can
be viewed at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=234386778169&ref=ts
For more information, contact: Leora Raikin, email@example.com (818) 999-6094
Special Summer offer
For parents and grandparents looking for fun creative
projects to do with the kids over the summer, we have a special offer, when you
purchase two or more kits, you will receive a FREE copy of my book, Safari
through African Folklore
Embroidery, which explains and illustrates teaching techniques to children,
with bright colorful pictues along with ideas for completing your African
Folklore Embroidery project.
African Folklore Embroidery has a selection or reusable African
inspired tote bags for purchase. Visit our website at www.aflembroidery.com or CLICK HERE at AnnTheGran to view our designs.
To see a selection of our NEW SUMMER DESIGNS email me at firstname.lastname@example.org