Prairie Grass Patterns



Spring International Quilt Market: Salt Lake City

Quick recap:

I spent 5 straight days in about 80 square feet.

My mom & a few good friends were there to force me to talk, and remind me to eat.

If I had my way, I probably would have sat in the corner and only spoke when spoken to.

But I’m so glad I didn’t.

There were too many amazing people to meet to stay locked up in my introverted-ness.

And meet them, I did. (Pictures of friends, soon.)

Didn’t get pictures of other booths, because I couldn’t really leave mine for more than a few minutes at a time. (But I think there are enough pictures floating around out there that you’ll get to see the amazing talent going on…)

One quilt market down, dozens to go.

Somehow, I think this was the hardest and it will all get easier from here on out, because I know what to expect.

Quilt market=made of awesome.



They’re Here: New Patterns Spring 2011


Size options, a table topper, a bag, and a baby playmat? My my, branching out.

I love them all, but seriously? That Russian Rubix is to DIE for up close and in real life–and that Josephine Kimberling knows how to make some gorgeous fabric. (I feel like I’m picking a favorite child.)

Get them while they’re hot. First 10 orders get a free surprise with their order, cause I love you guys.

They’re in the shop.

Spotlights on each pattern after market (wish me luck).

Do you love them as much as I do?

xoxo

April

PS: If you’re coming to market, come see me in booth #2243!

 

 



lucky duck (aka winner)

I’ve been in a cave for the last 2 weeks. Well, that’s how it feels, anyway. I’ve been finalizing things for quilt market, and believe me when I tell you that as a first timer exhibiting, I’m in WAY over my head. Seriously, there are so many things I had never considered. Makes me respect the people who do this twice a year so. much. more. It’s been a learning process, for sure.

It’s been fun, too, though. I’ve had a great time helping my mom, who is new to quilting, learn how to make a simple project from one of the new patterns.

What’s that?

Oh! You want to see the new patterns?

I know, I know, I told you’d I’d start showing off (last) Monday.

Remember how I said I was in over my head?

Yeah. Hence the no posting this week.

Next week? New patterns galore. (I mean it this time.)

Thanks for all the love and encouragement, guys.

Makes all this cave dwelling worth it.

Mwa!

PS: The winner of the awesome Just Dandy bundle is Sharon, who said

Right now I am crazy for any browns and blues or pinks. I love the browns and all the fabric in this line.

Congratulations! Can’t wait to see what you do with it! Email me with your address at april@prairiegrasspatterns.com (And if you’re looking for a project to use it on, I happen to know a beautiful throw can be made using it. Check back on Monday!)

 



Sneak Peeks & Pattern Updates

Let’s talk patterns.

I’m up to my neck in writing the new ones, and I’m so excited to share them with you in just a few more weeks. I’ve had fun this time around taking your suggestions into consideration, and I have a list a mile long of even more requests I couldn’t get to this go-round. It’s really fun to have so many projects to choose from–and more reasons to buy fabric!

In other news, I’ve finally got my Pattern Update page posted. There are yardage updates for He Zigs She Zags and Scrap Basket {remix}, so if you have purchased either of those patterns, you’ll want to check it out. Also, if you’re a shop owner, there are printable inserts you can slip into the back cover of the patterns you already have in your shop.  That should make things easier.

Speaking of carrying Prairie Grass Patterns in your shop, if you already do, would you comment and let me know? (And thanks for carrying them, too!) I’m compiling page with a list of places to buy them, and I’d love to include you.

You guys are the best–thanks for all the kind words and support as I work through my first-timer-ness.

xoxo

April

P.S. Next stop? Busting out the colored pencils. Stay tuned.



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