One of the strongest powers of social media is that it is able to connect people with same interests that do not know each other, live in different parts of the world, etc.

The Greek quilting community did not have a virtual space to communicate until some months ago where Mania (a greek quilt teacher in Athens) started a FB group for all quilters who live in Greece.

And so the first Greek Quilt-A-Long came to be. Quilters from all over Greece sent blocks to Mania, in order to make a collective quilt with the colors of the greek flag (mainly).
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My contribution was that block which I thought would be a good idea, to make something that I hadn't tried before. Raw edge machine applique. I used some scrap fabrics and adhesive spray to help with the applique. I hand quilted around the letters and really I liked the outcome.

I've got so many more projects to post and so little time, but I guess until the end of next week I will manage to post some of them.

Now it is your turn! Hop over at Freshly Pieced and take a peek on how everyone else is doing.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
As you already know, we moved to my hometown some months ago because we got tired of living in a small village apart from everything and everyone. Being closer to our friends and family helps a lot in many ways. But the main reason was to be again in a big city, meet new people that share the same interests with us and generally socialize more! That was something that really bothered us in a village!

As my main interest these past few years is quilting I "entered" one of the biggest quilting groups in Greece.

Leader, teacher, inspiration is a young at heart American lady that is really difficult to describe! She is literally like a 25 year old girl that wants to "consume" the world, that wants to change the world and make it a better place for everyone to live in. Her main goal is to spread the "word" of quilting all over Greece, and believe me it is a very long-term plan! The greatest thing is that she recently opened the first Quilt Shop in Greece the Quilt Bar, and finally we have a supplier for all quilty things. Thank you Kristine for being who you are!

So what about the Thessaloniki Quilt Guild? Well, Kristine started teaching quiting in her home about 7 years ago, and she started making a group of people who wanted to learn something different. She teaches hand quilting and hand piecing (no sewing machine necessary-can you believe it?) and many of her first students are now also teach quilting in various groups.

Every first Tuesday of the month most of her current and previous students gather in a space that has been given by YMCA and we make a quilt with a different block technique every month. Then the completed quilted is donated to YMCA. I have met some amazing people during these sessions, and moreover some of the more advanced students-quilters we meet every week at Kristine's house to make more quilts for philanthropic purposes! I cannot tell how excited I am to have met people that not only love quilting but they really want to promote it to Greece.
At the Quilt Bar
The pictures below are from Kristine's shop and from the weekly meeting we have.
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Still I have to tell you more about that group because I have many more pictures of the projects that we have been working on. Stay "tuned" for my next post!

If you want to know more about our group and our wonderful teacher there are these interesting articles posted on the web:
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Road story
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Personalised pillow with your name Personalised pillow with your name Personalised pillow with your name Personalised pillow with your name Happy Easter!
Easter is already here, and it began by finishing this wonderful custom order, for two young girls. I machined applique their name on a quilted pillow cover that closes with a matching zipper at the back. Isn't fun using gorgeous fabrics to make presents for children? To accompany the pillows I made two cute matroska plushes and tied them on a candle stick, that everyone here in Greece carries on the night of Easter.

I can make any a personalised pillow cover on request at any time! Just click on my SHOP and place a Custom order asking for the color palette and the name of your loved one! Or just send me an email, and I'll get back to you!

Have a happy Easter with your loved ones!!

Linking in to Amanda, over at Crazy Mom Quilts, for a super Finish-It-Up-Friday!
It is already spring time and many of you have already started planning your summer weddings! The happiest day of your lives!
These cute kawai lavender sachets can be the perfect wedding favor for your guests! If your wedding has a floral and cottage chic touch to it, than these can be the perfect match!
Wedding favors
20 wedding favors in pink hues
Lavender sachets
Lovely kawai favors in any hue of your choice!
Lavender sachets
Choose your favorite lavender sachets for your natural wedding
Wedding favors
Your main theme is floral green? Than these are just right for your wedding favors!
Lavender sachets

SEE MORE Favors HERE

All the wedding favors are made to order! Please place your order in advance!

These listings are for 20 favors - lavender sachets that each measures 2.75 x 2.75 inches (7cm x 7cm). It DOES NOT INCLUDE CANDIES or SUGARED ALMONDS that accompany the wedding/christening favors. If you would like the full wedding/christening favor package than you should contact me and we would make a reserved listing for you!

If you would like a specific tag with the wedding date/names than just ask for it! We would be glad to make one for you for FREE!

Available hues:
Red, Green, Blue, Aqua, Purple, Yellow, Mixed hues

Need more than 20? Just contact me for a reserved listing.

Prices for other quantities:
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1 Lavender sachet 5 euros
10 Lavender sachets 50 euros
20 Lavender sachets 80 euros (20% sale)
50 Lavender sachets 180 euros (28% sale)
100 Lavender sachets 350 euros (30% sale) [If you would like the almonds accompanying the favors it is FREE for this quantity]
200 Lavender sachets 650 euros (35% sale) [If you would like the almonds accompanying the favors it is FREE for this quantity]
Smartphone cases Smartphone cases
A new cupcakes adorable print for your smart phone cozy!
Retro cupcakes iphone case
Smartphone cases Smartphone cases
Red roses for your iphone pouch with a polka dot lining! The best combination
Red roses case
Smartphone cases Smartphone cases
Canvas fabric case in "apple" color with a lovely floral lining.
Canvas smart phone case

I just adore working with fabric!

Find all the new listings in my shop: Zarkadia