Holy Moly :: Quilt Market 2013

 Phew! We are back from International Quilt Market in Portland and I really only have one thing on my mind: gratitude. Holy crap was it a crazy, fun whirlwind! People really seemed to respond to my new patterns and fabric collection, COLLAGE, for Windham. I am blown away by the kindness and integrity pouring out of the whole team at Windham Fabrics and could not be happier with my choice to produce fabric with them. read more

Day 13 :: Sam Hunter!

Day 13 of the COLLAGE blog party…how are you holding up? Exhausted? Fatigued? Elated? Well, go drink some electrolytes and let’s party on! Only two days left people. Today we check in with wonderful Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio. I met Sam at the Long Beach quilt festival in 2011. We bonded immediately over our art school trauma 😉 and we have stayed in touch. Since then, Sam began her own pattern company and she has made quite a splash. I especially love her alphabet CD, Blanket Statement–if you haven’t seen it go look here. She gives you a complete (paper-pieced) alphabet in this pattern. Very cool. read more

Day 12 :: Jenny Kelly

Well, you know I met many of the friends I have featured during this blog party via social media. But I met Jenny Kelly at the mothership of all social media–BlogHer 2011, San Diego. 3,000 blogging women descended on the waterfront to soak up info about the blogosphere. There were crafty women, and mom-bloggers, & business bloggers. Large companies sent spies to investigate what we were up to. It was all very fun. I blogged it here. read more

Day 11 :: Anna Graham from Noodlehead!

Day 11 of the COLLAGE party. I just love the number eleven. Today brings us the incredible Anna Graham of Noodlehead! I couldn’t be more excited that she is joining us. I’m sure you have hung out on her cool blog before and bought her patterns. She’s blog-famous. We just met. She said something nice about my fabric or something and I said, “hey, you want some?” And she said yes. So here we are. Go check out her absolutely fabulous new tote pattern here. It is seriously droolworthy! I love it and will certainly make one of my own when her pattern comes out. (Leave a comment on her site to enter the COLLAGE giveaway.) Thank you, Anna. read more

Day 10 :: Shea Henderson

The COLLAGE party is rolling along at quite a clip. I can hardly catch my breath between the swells of love & joy being shared. The designers have posted gorgeous pictures and words about their experience of sewing with my new fabric line for Windham Fabrics, COLLAGE. I am blown away, not just by what they have created, but by the kindness they have shared. We are knee-deep in connection and community here. I am in awe and full of gratitude. Today brings us to Shea… read more