Fall Quilt Market 2012

Hello, friends. I just got back from Fall Quilt Market 2012 and thought I’d share a little bit of what I saw. It was good…and eye-opening…and interesting. I didn’t have a booth this time, but I will at Spring Market in Portland in May where I will debut my first ever collection of fabric for Windham! yay! But anyway, it was interesting because I wandered around the show as a spectator and I saw things differently. Here are a few observations about Market: read more

To Market, to market…

Getting very excited. We are packing up for Spring Quilt Market 2012 in Kansas City—boxes and bins everywhere. I am really looking forward to seeing the whole sewing world next week! What fun we’ll have. If you’ll be there, come see us.

I’ll be presenting a Schoolhouse talk to shop owners about my brand, merchandising my products, and selecting artful, tonal fabrics for the modern sewinista! Am focusing on one single question for Market: read more

Giggle & Squeak!

I have been sitting on my hands and my hat for months, but I can finally show you what I have been working on—the Giggle & Squeak™ quilt and pillow pattern! This adorable quilt for boys or girls whips up so easily using simple fusible appliqué techniques. You are sure to giggle and squeak as you are creating these friendly animals for the kiddos you love. Also included in the pattern are instructions for creating a piped pillow in two sizes and guidelines for making the pattern as a twin quilt. read more