|Jeanne's Fall in Colorado, thanks for the photo! Great memories...|
First, we want to thank everyone who attended our lecture at the AQS show in Des Moines. We were so pleased to share "A Little Taste of Modern" with you. The talk focused on a design principle (balance) and the design elements (space, line, shape, value & color) that we feel are essential to a Modern Quilt. Preparing the lecture made us distill some of our thoughts into a cohesive whole. It was a good exercise. Hopefully those attending enjoyed themselves.
We did receive permission to share our Robert Kaufman surprise! It is such fun news for us! Wow! They have a new line of fabric coming out called Stockholm, designed by Robin Zingone. While we can't show you pictures of the fabrics before they launch them later this month, we can tell you they are fabulous. It is so much fun to be cutting into the beautiful prints and putting them up on the design wall. They are going to be made into our Brioche and Baguette pattern. (You can scroll down through the pattern shop to see which pattern we are talking about.) Stockholm is a perfect fabric line for the pattern. It will be even more exciting for us to see the quilt hanging in their booth at Houston Quilt Market. We will have one in our booth too, lucky us.
Our Market Values Pattern is heading to the printer's on Friday. It will be a proofreading frenzy (and special thanks to our little team of proofers) since the pattern has changed a bit since the mystery test class we had. Our students offered many valuable suggestions. The pattern will be better for it. Thank you.
How are all those Dinner Plates Quilt Along quilts coming along? I've seen a couple of tops lately and I can't wait to see the finished projects! It is always so much fun to see how unique each quilt is. We saw Lois' fun top during the Market Values class and I got to see April's Sunday afternoon. It will be just wonderful when she gets it quilted, and she will soon I bet.