WWQP Bulletin Board

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

sewing room

Actually, if I had a big enough room, my sewing room would probably look like that. I'm bad about not putting things away. You're right though, grandma would hate that it was shown in that condition.
Granddaughter actually sounded like she was already hooked on fabric, and at least somewhat appreciative of the American Girl doll clothes that she had received.

Frontal temporal dementia sounds really ugly. The Sandbach family will have my heartfelt prayers. I hope her quilts sell well...

Laura in Alabama

Here is a Sewing Room That Make Make You Giggle or Perhaps Groan

You know how sometimes things get out of hand in your sewing room and you think you have a mess on your hands?

I'll bet you don't have a challenge like this woman .... and you should hope you don't have a granddaughter like this woman's. :-)


Judy in Ohio

Sad Message About Quilt Book Author Kathy Sandbach

Here is a message from C & T Publishing about one of their authors. I have her book "Show Me How To Machine Quilt" and have used some of her easy to draw motifs in my Project Linus quilts so this sad story really touched me. Judy in Ohio


[from C&T Publishing]:

We recently received the following as an email from Ken Sandbach, Kathy Sandbach’s son. Kathy has long been an active and vibrant member of the quilting community, including writing books on machine quilting for C&T. Many of you have probably taken a class or two from her.

Hello, this is Ken Sandbach, Kathy’s son. As some of you know by now my mom has been diagnosed with a nasty type of dementia, called Frontal Temporal Dementia. If you were around her the last few years at all, you may have noticed some behavior changes—slight at first, and then progressing to downright bizarre. It took the kids some time (unfortunately), but this last December we finally got the diagnosis, and began putting all the pieces together. Her symptoms these days are too numerous for this email, but if you’re curious Google Frontal Temporal Dementia or go to www.mayoclinic.com and search there.

The reason for writing is to let you know after a long conversation with my sister we have decided to begin selling my mom’s quilting legacy. We are down to about 6 month’s money left for Kathy’s care, and have found that Social Security and Medicare just don’t cut it. Assisted living care is running 7k/month, not including her insurance and mortgage payments (her Oregon house in on the market, but no one is buying these days).

As a test experiment we have put 3 of her quilts on eBay to test reception (check them out soon, they won’t be there too long). If this eBay auction proves to be worthwhile, there are more quilts that will make their way to you—her fans. While this is a tough time, and even tougher decision to make, we’re hoping that the people who love them most will be willing to adopt them.

Please, PLEASE, forward this information to your address books/quilt lovers, and ask they do the same. Kathy has traveled all over the United States and UK teaching, so I am hoping this information will make its way around the entire quilting universe!

If you have any questions feel free to email me at ken.sandbach@beamglobal.com or my sister at kristine.sandbach@wachovia.com. Also there is a guestbook at mom’s old website www.machinequiltlady.com. Please go there and sign the guestbook. It would mean a lot to grasp just how many people Kathy has touched through quilting.


Ken Sandbach