Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Big Surprise . . . BIG MISTAKE!!!

Hi everyone!

I had a big surprise to show you, but I was the one who got the BIG surprise because of a BIG mistake I made!  (I'm now hanging my head down in shame.....)

I've been working for quite some time on changing the name "Phoenix Quilts" to something else, so that the name would fit all the people that we are giving quilts to.  The new name and blog were all part of a big surprise.  Well the BIG mistake I made, after the blog was created, is that the new name I chose is already being used!!  I AM SO EMBARRASSED!!!!  I thought for sure I thoroughly checked the Internet to make sure the name wasn't being used!!!  I must have seen that the name was being used, but blocked it out of my mind because I liked the name so much!  I feel like such an idiot!!!  Ugh!!!

So, instead of my big surprise, I'm coming to you for help in choosing a new name.  You have all helped in such BIG ways in the past, that I decided you ought to have a say in what we call ourselves!  I've got a few ideas, and this time I really can't see anywhere else they're being used, but I wanted to see what you come up with.

Why am I wanting to change the name?  Here are a couple of reasons:  Many people ask if I'm in Phoenix, Arizona.  I've been asked if I have a quilt store in Phoenix and if quilts could be dropped off there.  I live in Utah, so this was a little confusing to people.  Some just didn't understand the name.  The biggest reason why I want to change the name is because we've increased the types of families and individuals we're donating quilts to.  We aren't only dealing with people who have been affected by wildfires (although we did some AMAZING things with that), we are also reaching out to those who have been affected by man-made tragedies or natural disasters, like we did with Hurricane Sandy in New York.  I'd like to change the name to something that includes everyone that receives one of our quilts. 

So what do you think?  What should we name our group?  Once this is all finalized, I'm going to apply to become a non-profit agency (surprise!).  Therefore, the name needs to be available with a .ORG extension for a future website, as well as a blog name.  I REALLY want to help others through these quilts, and being a non-profit agency will help us help even more people in need of a quilted hug!

By the way, if you want to see the "new" blog, you can go to it by clicking HERE.

I can't wait to read your suggestions!


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Sandy Hook First Responder Quilts

Happy New Year, Everyone!

I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Now that the holidays are behind us, it's time to get busy making quilts! :) The response I've received from those wanting to donate quilts has been AMAZING, but we still need a LOT more! This blog post will give you all the details about these special quilts.
  • The quilts should be approximately 60" x 72" since they are going to adults.
  • The quilts need to be pieced, quilted, and bound. Not tied and not rag quilts. ***(See more details at the bottom)
  • If you would like to do a quilt for a particular first responder, e-mail me at julie@cut.net, and I will give you a name of a man or woman who responded that day. If you get a name from me, please either embroider or applique their name on their quilt. If you don't want to embroider or applique a name, then just send in a quilt without getting a name from me - preferably one that is specifically for a man or woman.
  • If you would like to include a letter or note with your quilt, I will attach it to your quilt so the recipient will get it, too.
  • If you would like to make a quilt with novelty fabric (i.e., fireman, police, etc.) I will make sure it gets to the appropriate person.
The names I've been getting of the policemen, EMTs, firemen, etc., who responded to the school shooting that day, have been put into a spreadsheet so they can be kept organized. If you ask me for a person's name, I'll add your name by theirs in the spreadsheet, so I know what quilt is going where.

There are some first responders who don't want their names given out (I TOTALLY understand!) because people in the media are hounding them! I will make sure they are also given a beautiful quilt. There were approximately 200 men and women who were involved that day, so we need a lot of quilts!

My husband and I are EMTs and my heart is aching knowing a little of what these men and women are going through, and what they'll have to deal with for the rest of their lives. Thank you so much for being willing to share your time and talents with those who put their lives on the line every day they go to work!


*** If you would like to send in a quilt for something other than this school shooting, PLEASE DO SO!!! I am now collecting donated quilts to be distributed to people who are affected by future natural disasters and human-caused tragedies. These quilts can be any size quilt, and can be quilted, tied or a rag quilt. PLEASE HAVE THEM COMPLETED! Unfortunately, because we are going to be donating so many more quilts, I don't have the time or resources to complete unfinished quilts that are sent in.

*** If you would like to send in a small, tied quilt for a child at a neighboring school to Sandy Hook Elementary, Michelle at https://securityblankets.wordpress.com/ is accepting them now!


Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting Quilts

I've decided with a lot of thought and research, that we will be donating our quilts to the first responders, police, firemen, etc., of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Being an EMT myself, I am saddened by what these men and women are going through now, and will be dealing with for the rest of their lives! I am in the process of gathering the 200+ names of the men and women who played a part that day, so you can embroidered or applique their name onto their personal quilt.

We've already donated quilts to people who lost their home to the wildfires in the Western United States this past summer, and helped bring quilts to 325 families who lost their home to Hurricane Sandy. Because there are so many things being donated to the children (as there should be!!!), I decided to focus on those who risked their lives running into the school that day, not knowing what awaited them. They are truly heroes!!!

Thank you so much for everything you're doing to help! I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about what we're doing!


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Quilts for Connecticut

Like everyone else, my heart was torn in half upon hearing of the news of the school shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut.  I have five children and three grandchildren and I just can't wrap my mind around this whole thing.  Of course, my mind immediately turned to quilts and how I would love to give one to each family who lost a child or loved one in this unbelievable tragedy.  Then I thought of all the children who were affected, just because they went to school.  So I did some research . . .

There are almost 700 children and 39 teachers at Sandy Hook.  I began to wonder, is it possible to have that many quilts donated, when everyone is so busy with the holidays, so we could give one to everyone???  I never would have thought that giving quilts to wildfire victims and then 325 to Hurricane Sandy victims was possible, but we did it! 

What do you think???  Can we do this???  I don't know how else to bring a little bit of comfort to the friends and families involved, but I just have to do something . . .

Friday, December 7, 2012


Merry Christmas!

'Tis the Season of giving and we at My Lazy Daisy  would like to begin the holiday season right...by offering a FREE gift to you during the month of December. 


For every order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) you place this month, I will include a FREE stack of SIX coordinating fat quarters* (over $25 value) as my gift to you!  Click on the My Lazy Daisy Shop tab (above or to the side) and see what great gifts you can find!



Have a wonderful holiday season!

*Fat quarters will coordinate but colors and patterns will vary from customer to customer.
Hugs 'n Stitches!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Black Friday Specials!

It's almost here...

the beginning of the craziest shopping day of the year:



I want to let you in on some products that we will be offering at our Black Friday special. You won't want to miss it!  Sale items will be available online Friday morning from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Friday night (MST) while supplies last.
Select yardage starting at $4.50 yd. Some kits are going to be as much as
$100 off!



4 yd bundles at $17.95

63% Savings



 Home Sweet Home Kit

sale price $ 144.95

25% Savings

Kit is a 54" x 70" wall hanging and includes all yardage, backing and binding.



How to Shop our Black Friday Deals Online:

Step 1.  Go to my website http://MyLazyDaisy.net/Julie or click on the My Lazy Daisy Shop tab!


Step 2.    Click "shop online"


Step 3.    Click "Black Friday" to view products at blowout prices! This will be a shopping option on the left hand side. ( Note that this shopping option will not be available until 12:01 a.m. Friday morning).
Step 4.  Click on "Daisy Deals" while you're there to see what else is on sale!


Happy Shopping!!!