Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Fall quilt market is over

What a week Darlene and Kay experienced in Houston!  They didn't let the wind, rain, and construction at the convention center dampen their spirits.  Despite the fact the modern look is strong, they were able to find fabrics and patterns to appeal to us lovers of all things primitive.

Last week we shared fabrics from Jeanne Horton -- this week we'd like to share fabrics we loved from Moda's Betsy Chutchian.  Her upcoming line, Lizzie's Legacy, had some great prints.  We ordered precuts for a project that's in the works. 
We picked up the 2016 Quiltmania agenda at market.  We realize many (probably most) people use their electronic gadgets to keep track of plans but we love the old fashioned method.  The agenda is small enough to fit inside a stitching bag or purse.  Every day of the year has its own space so it's a great way to not only keep track of appointments but also a way to note daily happenings.....when Little Jimmy says something so unexpected you can't help but chuckle or when you put the last stitch in a project that stretched over several years or when Aunt Myrtle decided to dye her hair get the idea.

If you'd like to reserve an agenda, let us know.  You can also order on line by going to our website  At only $10 it would make a great Secret Pal gift.
While we were at Quiltmania, we picked up the last 10 copies of Di Ford's book, Primarily Quilts.  It is now out of print.  If you haven't got your copy, you won't want to wait since it's doubtful a second printing will happen.

The book is beautifully photographed, 239 pages.  $54.95
One of our favorite primitive designers is Robin of Briar Roots Primitives.  We ordered several new patterns from her, including an adorable stump doll pattern (what a name!).  We'll let you know when we have patterns and kits available. 
While we're waiting for the fabric to arrive so we can make her, we will share our version of Merry Christmas Wool Wall Quilt.  It finishes 25" x 25".  Your $38.95 kit includes the pattern with full size templates, background fabrics, borders, binding, wool, buttons, and roving for Santa's beard.

It's a quick project and can easily be finished in time for the holidays.
Speaking of holidays......they're just around the corner.  We decided to change things up a bit this year and rather than have an after market party, we've decided to throw a Holiday Open House to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and 2016.  Mark your calendar for Saturday, Nov 14 (wouldn't marking the calendar be easy with a Quiltmania Agenda?!).  We'll have refreshments and lots of new projects to share. 
If you haven't seen the winning quilts from Quilt Festival, it's worth your time to check them out.  We're betting you can guess which was our's applique (of course) with lots of tone on tone homespun fabrics (of course).

See you soon!

Darlene and Debby

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