I can't believe that June is almost over. Where did this month go?????
I finally connected with my design director at Northcott and everything is on track for my first fabric collection to launch in October at Quilt Market. Now I have to get busy designing quilts for the fabric line, not to mention more fabric collections. :)
My friend Leslie and I are planning to go to Quilt Market again this year -- I definitely don't want to miss when my first fabric collection debuts!
Earlier in June, I went to another garage sale and purchased two crazy quilt tops. One had some moth damage to the wools along the edges. The other one was in much better condition and even has some embroidered motifs inside some of the crazy quilt blocks like a fish, snowflake, flower, etc. I think they are both from the circa 1890-1925 era.
Last week I did a program for a guild as a last minute thing and wouldn't you know it, but one of the guild members brought boxes of vintage and retro fabrics/blocks for the taking. OF COURSE I came home with a stack of mid-century blocks and two boxes of precut fabric pieces. My nieces came over on Father's Day last week end and the three of us had a blast digging through the little squares -- even my young cat, Pip, got involved! I gave each niece a plastic sandwich bag and told them to stuff it!
Today I also acquired a really nice grouping of vintage fabrics from a friend of mine who was visiting from SC. If you're familiar with my quilt book or else know the story of how I got started making orphan quilts, tthen you'll recognize the name Louetta. My visitor was none other than Louetta's granddaughter, Nancy. Nancy is the one who had the garage sale that changed my life -- it was the one where I bought the first pieces for my Louetta collection (of blocks, fabrics, tops circa 1840-1960). Five years later, I'm still adding pieces. Thank you, Nancy!
I went to take a photo to show you, but the camera was dead so you will have to wait until my next blog.