My husband told me I need to blog more, so here goes…
I am starting to get very excited because the quilts for the new book are starting to come in! All of my quilts for the book are done and are currently in line for quilting. The girls from my very talented piecing team are finishing their assignments and returning the tops! Sarah is doing her usual extraordinary quilting (and the designs will be once again featured in the book). We’re on track for our deadline. Even though it’s not my first rodeo, it’s still stressful wondering will you make it!
Our “big” news is that we have signed on with Clothworks to do some pattern designing for their new fabric collections. Our first assignments arrived, and we already have some action!! Woo hoo – you’ll be seeing them soon.
Deb Stanley (my best bud) just finished a free pattern for a new collection of fabric from Elizabeth’s Studio, LLC. It’s on their website as a free download. www.elizabethsstudio.com This fabric will be available in April.
I’m getting ready to head up to The City Quilter next week for New York Beauty Simplified! I enjoy the train ride up there.
If you’re going out to the AQS Lancaster show on Thursday, head over to the author round table panel. It’s moderated by AQS Executive Editor Andi Reynolds and there will be several AQS authors (including myself!) who will be there to answer your questions – NO SUGAR COATING! Think up some good questions for us – not “where do babies come from”. Come on, we already KNOW they come from the cabbage patch.
Stop me if you see me and say hi! The big boy with me is NOT my bodyguard, he’s my hubby and he doesn’t bite!
Next month will be visits to the Pieceful Shores Quilters Guild in Manahawkin, New Jersey and then up to Vermont to The Stronghouse Inn and then the Champlain Valley Quilters.
OK, I’m blogged out.
What a marvelous time we had in Houston! We met up with fellow Jersey gals, Deb from Quilting Possibilities, Lacey Hill, Lorraine Freed, Michele Scott and her hubby Tom, and Karen Snyder from Washington.
Our demo at the AQS booth was very well received. To my surprise, Meredith Schroeder was there too! We also got to see Chris Brown, Editor of American Quilter Magazine and Jan Magee, Editor of The Quilt Life. I’m so proud to be a part of the AQS family!
Sarah got to have a quick visit with some of the teachers whose classes she took when she was younger, Laura Wasilowski, Kathy Alyce as well as Judy Murrah!
So, here’s our most recent news….I will have a quilt coming out in the January issue of Quiltmaker Magazine. I will also have a design coming in Traditional Quilter featuring Ro Gregg’s new line from Fabri-Quilt. Sarah will have two designs featured in an upcoming issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting. Deb Stanley and I will have a room ensemble featured in Quilt Magazine in one of their upcoming issues!
We’re winding down for the year, working on finishing up the long arm quilts that are in house for the holidays. We won’t have any new patterns out until the beginning of the year. I’m very much looking forward to some down time, though I don’t stay down for long (hahaha).
We are getting very excited! Sarah, Deb S. and myself are heading down to Houston to attend the International Quilt Market. Allan and Amber are staying home to hold down the fort!
One of the quilts that we designed and made for Elizabeth’s Studio, LLC using their new line “Graphic Elegance” will be featured in their booth in addition to Deb’s really funky handbag.
We’ll be doing a demonstration of the technique in New York Beauty Simplified at the American Quilter’s Society booth on Saturday at 12:00 and Sunday at 1:00.
It’s really great to be finally able to meet the people we have been dealing with over the internet face to face. We also get to see new products. Speaking of new products, my very dear friend Michele Scott’s new book with AQS arrives this week.
Have you checked out the on line mystery quilt yet? Head on over to www.quiltviews.com and click on the Block Buffet Mystery. You still have plenty of time to catch up. There’s a new clue every week.