Friday, August 12, 2022

Fundraiser Book Sale

Good morning! I'd love it if you'd purchase a book or two to support my mission trip to Dominican Republic! Hubby is going with me this time too. We leave late November. 

These books are ones I've had in my library, donated to me, or purchased for a great price. Most of these are all quilt books that I would enjoy, which means lots of historical and antique quilts and stories!

Click the photo to enlarge.


How this will work: Send an email to me at telling me which book (s) you'd like. Send me your mailing address and I will figure out what postage will be. I'll send it the most economical way. I'll email you back the total. I will not invoice you. 

PLEASE READ: I do not invoice. I'll accept paypal. Log into your account, click SEND MONEY, add my email address, click next. Put in the amount. The next screen will give you an option: sending to a friend or paying for an item. Sending to a friend means I will not get charged a selling fee. Please use this option. 

I also accept Venmo- send to

I still take good ole fashioned checks and cash too!  

If you don't want to add to your book collection you can make a tax deductible donation at please mention serve team for  Lori DeJarnatt if you donate! 

I am hoping to have everything sent out on Tuesday. 
Thank you for your support!

Monday, August 8, 2022

Inspired by Nature

We can simply take a page from nature if you aren't sure what colors "go together"
I've been wanting to do a hard hike, but not mountain climbing! lol We had an opportunity to hike to Coldwater Peak in the Mt St Helens National Park last Thursday. The day before we saw the weather wasn't going to be great until the afternoon but we went anyway. 
The flowers made up for the lack of big views. 

Amazing foxglove. 
Fuchsia and green- great colors together!

Kaffe knows!

I've never seen Indian Paintbrush like this before. So thick and pretty!
Hmmmm Orange and green

Pretty Kantha in nature's colors.

Lupine were still blooming. 

Yes, please!

Purple, orange and green. 
Another Kaffe

Make a bold statement or stay calm and cool. The color wheel can help, or just look out your window!

Inspiration all around!

These little trees with pinecones going straight up were so charming!
Layers of green here, for sure. 

Because we were in the clouds on and off for the first few hours, we weren't sure which peak were we going to! lol Turns out it was this one! Coldwater Peak elevation 5722'

You can get an idea of how large these rocks are when you see Cory standing near the center. 

This is St Helens Lake. The white debris on the end are full size trees that are in the lake 40 years after the eruption. 

The peak in the center is Coldwater- the one we were on! You can see it was clearing as we went down in elevation. 

And Mt St Helens. 

What are you inspired by? 


Friday, August 5, 2022

Upcoming on Humble Quilts

 Good morning!

I will be presenting to Flying Geese Quilters guild in Irvine,  CA  on Monday August 8th at Jeffrey Trail Middle School, 155 Visions. Irvine, CA 92620. 

Social time starts at 6PM.  If you are anywhere nearby, please come! My trunk show is 

"Glory Bee! Patriotic Quilts from my Collection"  I'm very excited!

Do you know I have a pattern available for this quilt? I've also put together some little patriotic scrappy starter packs that equal 1 yard. Let me know if you'd like more information. 

****September 22, 2022 I'll be at Marys River Quilt Guild in Philomath, Oregon. 

My final fundraiser book sale will start on August 12th. Thank you to all who have donated to the cause! My husband and I are both doing the mission trip this year. Any extra funds raised will be donated to the water well project! Hard to believe not all people have access to clean drinking water!!
This is just a handful. I've got some great books!

Pillowcase dresses- I have many to bring with me to Dominican Republic. 

One of the neighborhoods we provided with water! Not only did they get water, but the government will now allow them to have a school!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend,

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

This and That on a Wednesday..

Happy Day quilt friends!

I've got a few shares today.
Philine from Germany joined in our antique quilt block challenge and hers is complete!

I love everything about it!

Here's the block I sent her. 

Janny shared with me a Kawandi quilt she has started. 
She also shared a Youtube video with joe Cunningham and Margaret Fabrizio. It was great and if you have a little extra time you can see it HERE

We always have room to learn more about quilting! 

I rec'd an email the other day about a non profit in Orange County. Please read it about it below and help out if you felt led to. There are soo many worthy causes but I have a soft spot for our veterans. Isabelle's email address is below. 

Good afternoon Lori,

Hope this note finds you well and enjoying your summer.  As Chairwoman of the Orange County Veterans Employment Committee, I have been securing a vast array of donations for past several years to donate to the patients at the VA Hospital and Veteran Rehabilitation Senior Centers.  The most requested item from Veteran patients are lap blankets and quilts since the hospital tends to be on the chilly side.  That said, does Humble Quilts donate to organizations and if so, can you please advise how I might become a recipient to share with our Veterans.

Thank you Lori in advance for your consideration and if you have any questions, please let me know.  Stay well, stay safe and look forward to hearing back from you, thanks again......!

Warm regards,

Isabelle Krasney, Veteran Outreach Specialist

If you'd like to see a few of my youtube videos check them out HERE.  I hope to make a new one soon!