Sheryl Crow Quilts for Charity Project
I love our adventures. Trusting the GPS a little too much in a sketchy signal area might take you in the unmarked, gravel back entrance into Fall Creek Falls State Park, or the prettiest unplanned route home from Leiper's Fork. Drunk shopping Groupon might have you kayaking the Mississippi River for your first ever kayaking experience.
The adventure this time was throwing our name in the hat for a shot at creating something beautiful with a quilt from Sheryl Crow's collection. Yes, The Sheryl Crow. Better not screw this one up.
Kim and David Leggett of City Farmhouse in Franklin, TN have a pop up fair a few times a year inside of The Factory at Franklin, where their shop is located. The Sheryl Crow Quilts for Charity Project is a fundraiser to benefit refugees from Syria and that is held as part of the June 17th-18th pop up fair. Kim selected three artists from a group of 300 or so applicants to create something beautiful with one of Sheryl's quilts. We made the cut.
We really hit the jackpot with the quilt that was sent to us. It is a beautiful. And the settee? It showed up serendipitously like the week before we entered the contest. A lady came in our shop and asked if we would like a settee. She'd intended to work on it, but never got around to it. My default answer is no, but Laura said, "Sure, we'll take it", completely sight unseen. The lady's husband came in with it the next day. It was awesome. It has the best patina on the crest rail, ever. It was a little rickety and needed new seat webbing, but that wasn't anything we couldn't handle.
We re-glued all of the loose joints, replaced all of the old wood wool and burlap and replaced the batting.
We are honored to have been selected to participate in this project. We will be present at the fair in Franklin on June 17th and 18th to chat with folks and hopefully meet Sheryl! We hope to see you there!
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