Prairie Grass Patterns



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.



good for the soul

I can’t be the only person who does this.

There’s just something about seeing those pretty little fat quarters all stacked up in color order. Good for the soul, and all that.

Another thing that’s good for the soul?

Fandango.

 

 

And of course, while we’re talking about fabrics, here’s some I haven’t found a worthy enough project to cut into yet.

 

 

I’m a sucker for Hope Valley. It’s getting to be increasingly more expensive to feed my addiction, seeing as it’s out of print.

Another good thing? Prairie Grass Patterns is being featured over at Simply Utah today, and I think you may just be able to find a one day special discount code…but you’ll have to go check it out for yourself. I’ll tell you though, if you’ve been wanting to pick up a few (or all *wink wink*) of my patterns, today is definitely the day to do it.

And now for one bad thing. Broken nice camera. Battery dead on point and shoot. Ya’ll are getting iPhone pix. Sorry friends. It’s not very fun for me either.

I guess I’ll just have to go rearrange some fat quarters.



international quilt market 2011: the nerves edition


I’ve been quilting up a storm over here, getting ready for my first appearance this spring at International Quilt Market. Lucky for me, it is being held nearly in my backyard—Salt Lake City–only 40 minutes from my home. I’m so excited and so nervous as I’m making my preparations. Since I’ve never been to market before, there’s the fear of the unknown, of course, along with the “What did I get myself into?” feelings, too.

I’m really excited to meet with the shop owners and show them my patterns–but at heart I’m a pretty quiet, introverted person. It’s going to be a stretch for me to socialize for several days straight. Hopefully, I’ll get caught up in the incredible energy there has to be when that many people passionate about something are in the same room, and just fly right past the nerves. That’s what I’m crossing my fingers for.

I’m really interested in your opinions, though. If you have ever attended market, what booths did you love and why? What display styles were effective for you as a shop owner, to really show you if a pattern would work for your shop? Are there incentives that would motivate you to order right there on the spot? If you’re not a shop owner, but went to a show expecting to buy a quilt pattern or two, what would help you choose which to purchase? What would you expect to see, hear, experience?

Thanks for helping a girl out.

Mwa!

 



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