I’ve been designing a few quilts for P&B Textiles over the last few months, and will be able to share the designs and quilts with you along the way! It’s been a fun, new adventure, and I’ve loved the time I get to spend at the sewing machine producing the quilts! This collection, called Harrington, is an elegant design and I thought would show well in this star medallion which I’ve called Harrington’s Guardian Stars. The pattern will become a free download on their website, and I’ll let you know when it becomes available! Any of you going to Spring Market will be able to see the quilt (and others) in their booth. You know me! I love a new challenge, and this has gone very smoothly, so there will be more to come!
I had an awesome day at Spring Quilt Market in Portland. As you can see I was able to meet AMY MARSON, publisher at C&T Publishing! It was a real treat, we had a chance to actually visit and get to know each other a bit! Turns out Amy (isn’t she the cutest) went to the same high school as my friend and companion for the day, Lisa Bee Wilson! Small world! Amy had some early promotional literature for my next book (which will be released in September), VERY fun to see that! I’ll tell you more about that as it gets closer, and you’ll likely see me doing some jumping up and down at that point.
Lisa and I also got to talk with LOTS of other favorites from the industry, and sadly missed a few who were there, but our timing was off as we didn’t cross paths. The booths and quilts were motivating and inspirational, the people—-so talented it is humbling! It was a fun day.
Last week I was singing “I’m goin’ to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come!” This week I’m wondering how it could have gone by SO FAST! It was a jumble of book signings, meetings, wandering in and out of booths and talking to people. I loved the colors, seeing the new fabrics, meeting old friends and making new ones! Every day I went back to my hotel with a brain that couldn’t settle down and go to sleep! For now, here’s a few pictures, but in the next few days I’ll be adding some fun inspirations from Market that caught my eye. I’m so excited for Spring Market to be in Portland next year!