Notes from Nancy
Here I am at Spring Quilt Market with some of my favorite friends and
designers. It is always good to see them and be around such creative
people. Somewhere we had a picture with Jennifer Gaston from Primitive
Quilts and Other Projects but it was missing from my phone.
Nancy with Stacy West and the girls from Blackberry Primitives (Tonja and Cindi) at Market.
Quilt Market in Pittsburgh was full of
“modern” fabrics–in other words – wild designs and bright colors. I
did order the next two full lines of Jo Morton fabric which are small
lines – great for summer. I think they are coming in July and August. I
bought over-dyed wool and velvet for kits for our design for the
Michigan Row by Row Shop Hop which is from July 1st through Labor Day in
all the shops in the states participating. This is new for the state of
Michigan. The pattern is free at all the shops and kits will be
available for purchase. We have turned our row by row into a table
From Market I do have a new Scrap Crazy 6″ ruler that has 5 pieces and
will make a variety of quilt blocks. I especially like the crazy quilt
block and I can see some wonderful stitches from the #8 and #5 over-dyed
Valdani Pearl Cotton that was ordered! The ruler is in stock and the
thread should be here soon.
There are new Red Button patterns from Market and Elise and Carolyn have them into kits already.
We have new patterns from Blueberry Back Roads and while at Market, I
set up a Fall Trunk Show with some of her new Fall patterns. This will
take place the week after Labor Day and her samples will be available
for viewing for two weeks and the patterns for sale. I am sure we will
also kit some of them in Hen House fabrics.
Debby will be starting a Sampler Quilt in her Stitched by Hand class. If
you have been wanting to do some hand stitching, this is your
opportunity to join the group. The girls have a great time, lots of fun,
and you will not find a more helpful and knowledgeable teacher. In
fact, I think I just might join the Sampler class.
Enjoy this wonderful weather and come check out all the new items and all the clubs we have to offer on our calender.
May your hearts be big and your stitches small.