Eat, shop, get, give: welcoming the giving season

Happy Thanksgiving, Stitch This! readers!

As we reflect on the holiday season, we want you to know how much we value your support of our publishing family. You continue to fuel our passion for creativity, beauty, and excellence. You are part of our family! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your creative lives.

Today we’re celebrating Thanksgiving with our loved ones—and tomorrow some of us just might be shopping! The next day marks the seventh year of Small Business Saturday. Drop by your local quilt or yarn shop—we know they’ll have something special in store for you.

And once you’ve celebrated Thanksgiving, ventured out on Black Friday, visited local businesses on Small Business Saturday, and stayed in your pajamas to shop on Cyber Monday (whew!), remember Giving Tuesday, which kicks off the charitable season. Since its inauguration in 2012, Giving Tuesday has become a movement that supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year.

This year, we thought it would be particularly meaningful to give to charities that Sewing With Nancy host Nancy Zieman supported, as the news of her passing just a week ago led to many heavy hearts throughout the sewing and quilting community. Nancy’s family suggests that donations be made in Nancy’s name to Wisconsin Public Television, Hillside Hospice in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, or a hospice-care facility in your area. Nancy’s life’s work meant something to so many of us; this is a way that we all can give back to her.

Here’s wishing you good food, warm welcomes—and a bit of fabric play if you can squeeze it in!—as you spend the holiday with those you love. May the coming holiday season inspire your creativity.

7 Comments (leave a comment)

  • What a wonderful idea; thank you.

    —bookboxer on November 24, 2017
  • Who made the quilt in your picture and is the pattern available?

    —Ruth R on November 24, 2017
  • That beautiful quilt is in the book Simple Harvest by Kim Diehl.

    —Karen Johnson on November 24, 2017

    —Karen Johnson on November 24, 2017
  • I’ve fallen in love with applique after making a mini Baltimore-style quilt. It won a blue ribbon in my guild’s quilt show!

    —Jane Hilliard on November 24, 2017
  • Love the idea, thank you very much!

    —Angela Campbell on November 27, 2017
  • How can I get the pattern for the thanksgiving quilt at the top it say stitch this and I want to please and please put me on your mailing list thank you so much

    Hi Debbie, that pattern is from the book Jo’s Little Favorites II by Jo Morton. To sign up to receive our emails, follow this link – thanks for your question! –Jenny

    —debbie mcfatridge on November 30, 2017

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