Saturday, December 10, 2016

Burning leaves of Gatlinburg, charity project. Please, join and share!

Please, join our charity quilting project "Burning leaves of Gatlinburg" and share with your quilting friends! Make one leaf block, send it to me and I will be making quilts for my neighbors, who lost their permanent houses there.
You can now watch my instructional videos on my Youtube channel.
You can leave your email in comments or send it to my email address Quiltessa at

Thank you so much for joining and sharing!

Happy sewing!

Natalie Patton Quiltessa

Shocking pictures, when seen first our cabin and neighborhood

Yesterday we first visited Chalet Village and our burned cabin after the wildfire. The pictures are shocking...

This was right at our drive way, so we had to wait a minute.

Something have left from our "Heavenside" sign.

...and this is what had left from the cabin...

The cute sign and towel hook, which was near the hot tub.

Under the stone on the side of the gas tank, we found our house keys with our picture on a keychain, not burned, only the plastic melted.

Watch this welcoming video!

The rock wall stones turned to red, very fragile now...

Amazing: the cabin in front of us is saved! Not even damaged! It's almost unbelievable, because we called 911 immediately that night, when noticed new ignition on the right side of this cabin from our porch!

But it didn't touch this cabin! The fire chose his own way! To those, who called firefighters! Revenge!!!!!

Our closest neighbors' house also burned to ashes... However, look at that bench! The color didn' t even change!

This is our neighbors house on the other side. The cross is still on the chimney!

When you zoom, you can see our house foundation through the "window".

"Dogwood house". Their sign is still there...

Not much could be done, at least we removed some debris and trash from the driveway to park our truck there.

To be continued...

Natalie Patton Quiltessa

Visiting our cabin in Chalet Village first time after the wildfire