jill here....Post holiday..... the calories, the cleanup, the cold, but most of all, the procrastination. A lot has been on hold through this holiday season but the good news is that we will be vending at the International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City (May 13-15, 2011). We have so many ideas we can't keep up with them. For certain, we will have many new patterns to launch. It will be our first exhibit to a wholesale market and we are excited!
Business marketing has been a challenge so it will be good to be seen by a larger audience. We're working on more samples to offer trunk shows. Like most, our quilts are even better seen and touched! So stayed tuned for the specifics if you have a favorite shop that might benefit from our new, modern designs.
There was some time this past weekend to sew some samples of "Flatbread". The runner size makes completion fast and achievable. It was enjoyable to take a break from design decision making and just sew a well written pattern. I collect a lot of batiks so it was nice to actually use some stash! Batik's blendable nature works well for the transparency in this quilt. Now they're off to the machine quilter and out of my hands for awhile.
So, for the next couple of weeks, we would like to hear from you. Please comment on what you think makes a good pattern? I could fill your mind with lots of ideas but I won't. You are the audience that likes individual, original design but you occasionally must buy some patterns and books for certain reasons....
We will offer a free pattern, of your choice, from a random drawing of contributers. We might even spring for more freebies if there are lots of comments....If you don't want to comment online, you may email us. here Let us know what you're thinking!
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