Friday, February 27, 2009

I gave away this quilt yesterday.  I was so happy to find who it belonged to.  You see, I made this quilt for someone three years ago, but I didn't know her then.  Here's the story.

The fabric on the back of this quilt has the name Chelsea written on it.  All over the design, in fact.  I don't know where I got the fabric or why it said Chelsea.  I knew when I put the back on that one day I would meet Chelsea and this would be her quilt.  

This quilt has been used a few times, but mostly it has been in the closet on the shelf.  I was cold a few nights ago and pulled this quilt out.  The next morning I was laying in bed enjoying looking at the quilt when I realized that I had met who the quilt belongs to.  I washed the quilt and got it ready to give away.

I wait for God to tell me who gets the next quilt.  There has been a family of kids on my mind but I don't know them, I have just met them in passing.  It would be weird for me to give them quilts as they don't live near me.  But the oldest girl just moved back to my town and we have talked a few times.  She is 14, and her name is Chelsea!

When I gave her the quilt, I told her it had her name written all over it!  I am so thrilled to have given the quilt away!  I knew when I made it I would give it away some day and that day arrived.  This is why I make quilts!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Chili Cook-off

On Jan. 17, Nenana Community Church and Nenana Wellness Coalition sponsored a Chili Cook-off and Freecycle.  

We had seven chili entrants and four judges, and about 50 people showed up for a bowl of free chili!  We held the event at the Tribal Hall, our first event there.  Everyone said they had a great time and are looking forward to doing it again next year!  We awarded prizes for 

Tastiest to Merrily Ver HagenHottest and Grand Champion to Jeff Coghilland Prettiest to Kelvin Schubert.

Our judges were Innoko Chapman, Bill Troxel, Terri Thompson, and Eric Gephart (Superintendent).