Saturday, May 25, 2013

New patterns - Released!!

Still recovering from our trip to Portland and trying to catch up on
everything that needs to be done.  Here are all the patterns that were
released at Spring market (finally)

Introducing the newest of the new Seasonal Skinnies!!

Fun new everyday patterns, these use fat eights, so they are great for those scraps that we all have in our stash.  
The fourth in the BOM patterns Winter Nights
 That's it for this time.  Which is your favorite???
Have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Home from Spring Market

Yes, we made it to Portland, OR and back.  What a great trip and amazing market!!!  Here's the pictures to show you some of the fun we had
My booth ready to go.  It took most of the day to set up, I keep changing my mind on where things should go. 

Brandy and I Friday morning just before the show started, we are excited and ready to meet all the great people that attend. 
Sharon Frank, my editor at Annie's Publishing.  This was at my book signing (yes, I had a book signing, how cool was that!!!)  Peterson-Arne Distributor hosted the signing for us.  Sharon is great to work with, so the signing
went very smoothly and easy. 
Emily Herrick is one "Crazy Old Lady".    Our booths were only an aisle away so we got to visit often.  Her booth won 2nd place.  She did an amazing job!! 
 In the Quiltmaker magazine booth, they had my quilt block from
"Quiltmaker 100 blocks Vol 7 there in a frame.  Fun to see that! 
Our neighbors at Kansas City Star.  Market is sew much fun when you have great people as your neighbors!  We were able to get an autographed copy of Sharon's book, totally amazing quilts in there....add one more quilt to my To-Do list. 
Of course two of my favorite designers... Me and My Sister.  They are simply a HOOT!!!!   Barb and Mary are some of the most friendly gals you will ever meet. And they make stinkin cute fabric to boot.
Aurifil Thread, you can't get better than that.  This is the BEST thread ever!!!
Alex, on the right got me hooked on it and I will never sew with anything else.
The wonderful gals of Quiltmaker.  Left to right
Eileen Fowler, Carolyn Beam, me, June Dudley and Diane Harris
Wait until you see the video that is coming....
All in all a wonderful market.  Already planning next years stuff.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Only days away...

9 days and counting!!!
Spring market is quickly approaching and I'm frantically trying to get ready.  All new patterns are written (there's 8) and just waiting for the covers to be done.  Most everything is packed and in bins.  I keep jotting down items on my "Don't forget" list... which is getting longer and longer by the day.  The excitement is in
 the air and we can't wait!
I can't show pictures yet, but here are the titles of the new Seasonal Skinnies
Spring Parade
Sizzlin' Summer
Fall Festival
Winter Wonderland
Witches Brew
And the newest BOM " Winter Nights"
Are you curious yet??  I will show them all to you soon.  Got to keep busy!
I also have some super fun ideas planned for this summer that I can't wait to share.
Until then enjoy Spring and Happy Sewing!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Karen wins it!!!

The Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Vol 7
goes to Karen!!!
Karen who wrote:
My favorite today is the pansy. We're appreciating it's hardiness as we get ready for some snow to fall tonight here in MN.
WOW!! Thanks for the great response!  I loves reading all the comments about your favorite flowers.
Thanks for playing!!
Spring Market countdown.......13 days until 8 new patterns are released. Yikes!
Can't wait to show them to you.