|Allison Wurgler ~ our wonderful winner!|
Just like the past two years, every single time I sat down to read and re-read our scholarship applications, tears came to my eyes. Every application was so lovingly put together and it was such a joy to open each one and read every thoughtful letter. From the heartfelt stories each person shared, I heard loud and clear how powerful and healing creativity is and can be in all of our lives and under many circumstances. Adding the quilt block element to this year's application process made it all come to life, as we got to know each beautiful applicant in such a unique way. Every quilt square was made with such love and it was amazing how clearly and creatively each personality shined through. Everyone who applied was extremely deserving of a creative weekend away, which once again, made our choice a very, very difficult one.
For those who submitted applications, a most sincere thank you for taking the time to apply and for the heart you put into your incredible quilt squares. They are treasures and will serve as reminders of many beautiful stories woven together. We will be creating a paper quilt out of all of them, to be displayed at the Old Glory Antiques Fair this summer. It's with true sincerity when I say I wish I could meet all of you in person to give you a giant hug to thank you for sharing your heart-warming stories with openness, bravery, honesty and love.
So without further ado, it's now time to celebrate the winner of our 2013 Makerie Sewing Scholarship so generously provided by Holly and her marvelous Old Glory Antiques Fair!
a most heartfelt congratulations to
** Allison Wurgler **
this year's Makerie Sewing Scholarship recipient!