Prairie Grass Patterns



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!

 



I’d be lying if I said…

That I haven’t been crazy busy these last few weeks. What with the Sarah Jane redesign last week, some last-minute pattern revisions (which were all my fault because I’m a newbie, and luckily my printer was kind enough to give me the heads up…), and some serious salsa and spaghetti sauce canning, I’m surprised I got any sleep at all.

Though I have to say, going to bed at 2am and getting up at 6:30am doesn’t make for a very well rested Mommy.

Also, for those of you who placed orders, I’m shipping them out via express mail, you should see your patterns very, very soon. The delay was caused by aforementioned pattern revisions, and weren’t really anything I expected. My apologies, and of course I’ll include a little extra something for your patience.

In other news, International Quilt Market is this weekend, in Houston. I’m not going, and even though a part of me wishes I could be there…the rest of me is excited to take Mario and Princess Peach out for their first real stint at trick-or-treating.

Cross your fingers for me, I don’t think they’ve ever had more than 2 consecutive pieces of candy in their little 2-and-a-half-year-old lives. It could get dangerous over here.

I’m working on a few fun freebies for you in the next couple of weeks. It’s a little too late this year for the one above, but I’m sure you’ll be pleased with what shows up.

Come back soon!

Mwa!

PS I forgot to tell you, I’ve started archiving my monthly desktop wallpaper. I make myself a new one each month with a quote on it that inspires me. If you’re interested in seeing or downloading them, they’re here.



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