Completely floored by the response to my quilts for Japan post.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Stay tuned for the amazing stats in the next few days.
(And if you’ve emailed or commented in the last few days and haven’t received a response, I’ll get to you, I promise! I’ve gotten a lot of email lately about this event, and I’m still working on it. Thanks for being patient! xoxo)
There’s not much to explain, really. There are people who need help, and warmth. I know how to help that.
Saturday, March 19th
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1075 W 1100 N (church building)
Come tie quilts to be donated to Japan. If you have twin or larger sheets, batting, or yarn you can donate, bring those as well.
Cookies provided. :)
Anyone who comes to help for at least an hour, or who donates materials will be entered to win a prize.
Please, if you’re in the Utah valley area, consider coming to help, if you’re not in the area, please donate as you are able to whatever relief effort you can.
Comment with any questions. Pass the word along to anyone who is willing to help.
Thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
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?
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.
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.