Fashion for Education

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If you’re one of my six followers and would like to have something fun to do this Sunday, I invite you to a fashion show!

Butterfly and Moon is sponsoring a Luncheon/Fashion Show called Fashion for Education. My new friend and owner of Butterfly and Moon, Brenda Fraser, is raising funds for women’s scholarships. The program she named “Dream Uplifters” has a mission to empower and inspire women by providing scholarships for women who are returning to college.

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Brenda is holding this event to raise scholarship money for Regina Ayertey from Krobo, Ghana to pursue her dream of studying business/finance in the United States. Regina is a lovely young woman (I look forward to meeting) who established a friendship with Brenda while working as a jewelry designer in Ghana. (If you have time, ask Brenda to tell you the story of how they met. It will touch your heart.)

So yes! About the fashion show!

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There will be door prizes, a silent auction, live music, inspirational and informational speakers, food, and–oh yes– a fashion show!  I have donated an original silk scarf to be auctioned and many of the models for the show will be sporting my scarves currently being featured along with fashion from other artists at Butterfly and Moon.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite by clicking this link $$$TICKETS$$$ and are $49 each. It is a wonderful way to spend a girls’ afternoon out, so bring a friend.

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If you’re not able to attend but still wish to support Regina’s efforts and other Dream Uplifters scholars, you can help sponsor one of the 10 models/musicians/speakers donating their time to this event by clicking the Tickets link above, clicking the Tickets button, and specifying any amount to donate.

Believe it or not, I have honestly never been to a fashion show. What a great opportunity to have fun and support a noble cause. I’m really excited to be able to attend. I hope to see you there.

Fashion for Education

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Time: 2-5pm

The Zeppelin Room upstairs at SUGARCUBED

917 S. Main Street

Saint Charles, MO 63301

 

Thanks for visiting,

Lois

 

 

Butterfly and Moon

 

I have an official place to sell my wearables!

Brenda Fraser from Butterfly and Moon has offered to feature them in her shop. She is also going to feature some of these items in her future Fashion for Education show she has scheduled for June 23rd being held at Sugar Cubed starting at 2PM. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

I brought my scarves to Brenda, and she picked out a slew of them. She has such a knack for fashion and a tremendous sense of style. She intuitively and artfully set up some scarves for display, and I quickly snatched photos with my cell.


 

Now I cross my fingers. It seems Brenda’s shop is the perfect venue for my wearables. Let’s see if she can help me sell them. She has such a cheery disposition and sales talent, I’m sure she’ll have them flying off the shelves.

Butterfly and Moon is a unique boutique located at 814 S. Main Street; Saint Charles. If you’re looking for beautiful clothing and accessories, stop by. You might catch Brenda if you stop by on a weekday. Tell her what you like and she’ll show you something you know you want. Ask her to tell you the story about how she went into business and where she came up with the name. Priceless.

There are several different contributing artists, each with their own artistic sense of style.

Brenda (bless her heart) posed for a picture with me. I know I look like hell, because I didn’t expect to pose for anything today. She just threw one of my poppies scarves on me and instructed me to “Accessorize!”

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If you’re in the neighborhood on Main Street, Saint Charles, stop by Butterfly and Moon. Check out my wearables as well as other items by the various participating artists. Lots of great stuff for ladies with panache!

Thanks for visiting,

Lois

 

The Frenchtown Quilt–Completed!

As you know, the Frenchtown quilt was pushed along by me because we had an upcoming house tour to benefit the Historic Frenchtown Association. For the tour brochure, I featured my watercolor illustrations of 13 houses/buildings on the tour. In addition to painting one house as a backup, I added a couple more buildings such as the Franklin School and the Eberling Tin Shop to the final quilt.

Putting the final quilt together in Adobe Illustrator was not difficult. I decided that, since bolts of cotton came from Spoonflower in 42″ bolts, I should make an 84″x 84″ quilt–just the size for the top of a king-sized bed. I sewed two stretches of fabric together, front and back and believed the worst of it was done. Right? Wrong!

I discovered that the time consuming part, as any experienced quilter might tell you, was the actual quilting. I did not have a long arm, just YouTube and a good old sewing machine. My deadline was June 2– the weekend of the house tour, so that gave me something to work toward.

 

The funny thing about this quilt was that it is my first quilt. I was struck by this quilt idea almost immediately after moving into our home last September. I had never sewn a quilt before, yet as I did it, it felt as though I had done it before. Whether I was channeling my mother, who I’m sure might have quilted in her lifetime, or some other previous resident of 1001 N. 3rd Street, I cannot say. But it was a very strange feeling indeed–to feel I had done something I had clearly never actually done before. Weird.

Suffice it to say, I finished the quilt! Prior to the tour, I hung it outside our French Colonial home, hoping any curious passers-by might stop and read the sign below promoting the house tour. During the house tour, I displayed it on our king-sized bed.

After the tour, I placed it with my watercolor exhibit currently running at the Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center at 1121 N. 2nd Street. So I attached it with clothespins to the top of an art panel. It’s not a fancy quilt rack, but it’ll do in a pinch. Thanks, Marsha Adams for helping me to get it up there!

If you’re in Frenchtown, please stop by the museum. Every print and note card sold benefits the museum. There’s lots of cool other stuff to see there, too. Photos of old homes, an old fire truck, a caboose you can tour, an entire Frenchtown diorama of turn-of-the-century Frenchtown made by Jerry Boshears. So don’t stop at the quilt. There’s plenty of Frenchtown history for everyone!

Thanks for visiting,

Lois