Friday, May 31, 2013

pretty...crazy lately

I'm a bad blogger.
I could summarize it with life being 'busy' but isn't everyone busy?
The truth might take a novelette to explain but I'll try to anyhow.
The month's of April and May were like a nascar race.
My dental office was beyond it's normal busy.
As a business that's a great thing.
As a's tough some days.
Add in there that we took trips to South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Iowa,
plus 3 books signings,
a death in my family (my grandmother) and
my mom and in-laws visiting and you have a recipe for insanity.
I haven't even gotten to Quilt Market yet!!
I did go to Quilt Market in Portland.
Some of you might already know that if you follow me via Instagram.
I tried to post a few pictures on Instagram to prove I was there LOL
I was a 'busy' gal at market.
There's that busy word again.
I might present a different side to market than what you are accustom to.
I hope you still find it interesting.
First, I did Schoolhouse.

The goal of Schoolhouse is a 30 minute talk about my book,

the quilts in it and how quilt shop owners can market it, kits, pre-cuts etc.
It was a great experience.
I absolutely could not have done it without my friend Stefanie.
She was my partner in crime.

I also did some book signing for Martingale and EE schenk.


Again a great great learning experience for me.
I found that I had a lot of varying feelings at market.

lugging all 17 quilts to and fro was also a great experience.
I finally understand how much work quilt market can be.
Other markets I didn't have these responsibilities and it was truly enlightening.
I appreciate the hard work and dedication it takes to design, write
and publish books and patterns as well as fabric.
I am so thankful to have the opportunities that I do in the quilting Industry.

Sample Spree was a hoot.
Waiting in line for 4 hours to be the first ones inside
proved to be one of the highlights of market.
You get to know so many people or catch up with old friends.
I loved it and I bought some pretty cool fabric too!
I have several other pictures from market.
Someday, I'll share them :)

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Autographed copies Available

In case you weren't able to attend one of my book signings,
an autographed copy of Large-block Quilts is now

available in my big cartel store.

There is free priority shipping in the United States
and International shipping offered for $10.
I will be listing more copies as these sell.
thanks for your support :)

Friday, May 03, 2013

Creating my own fabric bundles...

 Seriously loving the new fabrics that came last week.
I was home to Iowa when they arrived
and since it was a sunny day and my
day off I was able to take a couple of
good shots of them.

These prints are from the Fat Quarter Shop.
In order they are:
Little Sweethearts on pink
Portico Clay on white
Stella Dot Gold on white
Stella Dot light pink and orange on white
Once upon a time pastel pink seersucker stripe
Once upon a time soft green seersucker stripe
Dear Santa Eggshell Envelope
Mediterranean Dream white dot blender
Remember yellow dots
City Girl white coat hangers
City Girl white dear john
Matilda Mist chevron

They are all fairly low value/ low volume.
I have scrappy kind of plans for them.

 These prints are from
I have to admit that I have been hunting these sort of prints at every quilt shop I visit...
every online quilt shop and etsy.
I have been on a mission.

Now I NEED to sew something...

Thursday, May 02, 2013