Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Quiltcon to the Wire...Austin on the radar!

jill here....Down to the wire, the last samples are off to the long arm quilter.  Boxes have been sent to Austin.  We have 7 brand new samples and they are really cute.  Did we tell you our theme is Baby?  The catch is that we're still awaiting the delivery of some fabric to kit these cute little devils.  Even if all the fabric doesn't arrive, the samples will be eye candy.  We'll give you more of a preview next week as we fly off !

"Architextures" fabric line
 for Robert Kaufman
We plan to keep the booth simply modern.  What initially seemed like a lot of extra space has now become filled ( at least in our imagination).  The third designer showing some of her patterns in our booth is Carolyn Friedlander.  We met Carolyn via the internet and have enjoyed seeing her at markets.  Her designs are intricate, very precise and paper pieced....modern but very different from our approach.  At spring market, her fabric line "Architextures" was introduced.  It's a very creative mix of color and her graphic background in architecture.  We have a new version of Leftovers created from this line...still at the quilters.

Carolyn Friedlander
Carolyn Friedlander is a quilt and fabric designer (with Robert Kaufman) working from her hometown of Lake Wales, Florida, an environment she enjoys for its warm weather, few distractions, and potent community of quilters and crafters. In her work, she draws inspiration from features of the Florida landscape—its long leaf pines, palmettos, water, scrub land, and sand—as well as her background in architecture. You can follow Carolyn and her work on her website ( and blog (

 Carolyn Friedlander's Blue Palmetto
Carolyn Friedlander's Local Quilt...9 blocks with stories!

So with binding, packing and preparing we anticipate sharing this inaugural Quiltcon.

'Till next Tuesday!


  1. Well, you two have tons of fun! Look forward to seeing your new samples. "Architextures" is a breath of fresh air - I like geometrics!

  2. Wow - seven samples - you have been busy! See you soon :)

  3. Thank you for sharing about Carolyn. I went to her site and blog where I learned she's giving a trunk show on March 5 in Lakeland, Florida. That's only about a 90 minute drive from me, so four of us modern quilters are going to hear/see her speak/trunk show! Thanks so much for telling me about her. I hope you have a fabulous time together at QuiltCon.


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