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Laura Foster Nicholson

Laura's Ribbons Let the love-fest begin . Combing through the vast internet I gazed at the blog of one of my favorite textile designers, Laura Foster Nicholson . Oh, I am sure you have seen her ribbons featured in Vogue Patterns Magazine and Belle Armoire . I know you must have gazed upon them on our site ( she has her own section, you know ). So it tickled me to see she was returning the love we feel for her by gushing about us. Yes, Laura, "Loyalty begets loyalty" indeed!!! So why do we love her designs so much? At once they are whimsical and elegant. You can easily adorn a silk dupioni jacket with the same jacquard you put on your toss pillows and quilted tablerunners . One customer used a whole spool of her ribbon to trim drapes and pillowcases in her daughter's room, and used the floral motif as the inspiration for a hand painted wall border. That's what Laura's designs do -- they inspire.  LFN Christmas Ribbons   So, this holiday seas

ConKerr Cancer Makes a difference with Fabric.

In just over two years, ConKerr Cancer has … •Delivered over 240,000 cheerful pillowcases to sick children in hospitals across the country. •Established 117 chapters (so far!) serving children in 203 hospitals and pediatric hospices across the United States, Canada, South Africa, UK and Israel. •Recruited thousands of volunteers – young and old - to sew and donate pillowcases. •Recognized nationally by Martha Stewart, Omni Media, Talbots, Bank of America, Pfaff, and Loreal. Their History: ConKerr Cancer started when Cindy Kerr’s son was diagnosed with cancer in 2002 and she began making pillowcases to brighten up his hospital room and to put a smile on his face. He loved it and so she began making pillowcases for other children on the Oncology Unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Since then the pillowcase project, A Case for Smiles, has grown in amazing ways. We have provided over 240,000 pillowcases made by thousands of volunteers from across North America and in So