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Friday, September 05, 2008

Londa 'published' in magazine and new book

Exciting Days - my work has recently been published!

Sweatshirts with a Twist is a book edited by the editor of Clotilde's Sew Savvy Magazine, Julie Johnson. Published by House of White Birches, this book offers "12 Sensational Sweatshirt Redesigns - Changing the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary!" My own 'Fuchsia Fun' Jacket from my Refined pattern is included. I am sure honored to be invited to contribute to this book!

At just $14.95, this books is a great value with complete jacket directions from myself and 11 other designers. Order it from me HERE.

Creative Needle Magazine editor Ann Henderson caught up with me in Houston last year at the Quilt Festival. We go 'way' back to my heirloom sewing days in the late 80's and early 90's, when I wrote a column for about a year in that wonderful fine sewing magazine. Ann challenged me to design a sweatshirt for a child with "Londa flair". My genre doesn't include any typical appliques, so here is what I came up with - as found in my Promised Pattern. I love this full page column photo of the jacket. Kits for this little jacket are available ... click HERE to see the options and place your order. In the same magazine issue(just released October 2008 issue that features charming Christmas and holiday garments, gifts, and decor items), is my article on Sewing with Knits.

I'm sure you can order this great Creative Needle Magazine at their website:

Donation Given to Help Guatemalen Women

September 5, 2008

Dear Penny,
Enclosed is my donation for your wonderful work in Guatemala. It would honor my customers and myself if you would use it to buy 2 sewing machines, and the rest put towards teacher training.
I look forward to a prosperous fall season of retail sewing shows and even a wholesale market in Houston the end of October with my Creative Sweatshirt Jacket patterns. Just last night, I was working on editing my patterns so that they cite Miracles in Action as the charity I support with a tithe of my pattern sales, so that the information about this will be accurate as they are reprinted.
Please continue to send update information. If you could both email it to me and post it as a Comment at my Blog to which I am posting this letter – – that would be a wonderful way to keep my customers informed.
Your wonderful humanitarian efforts are a supreme example of how we should all live. I look forward to the day when I ‘retire’ and can follow in your footsteps. For now, please accept my contribution on behalf of my sewing customers and myself in the name of Jesus.

In Him,
Londa Rohlfing
Londa’s Creative Threads

Customers - read more and see pictures about Penny's great work at this link:

After learning to sew at a Miracles in Action and Mayan Families Workshop, this graduate carries home her sewing machine. She can now earn an income from the home while caring for her children.