Thursday, May 31, 2012

Booth prep for Spring Quilt Market

As Quilt Market approaches we're often asked: 
What's your booth theme this time?
I think most people assume we've been planning it for months.
Well, not quite.   
We've been planning the line for months and that's the most urgent thing you can imagine. 
It's "all hands on deck" as the show approaches.
But the booth? 
Okay, here's how it works:
1. We consider all the prints we'll have in time for the show and visualize each as a "theme"
(we usually have MANY prints and possible themes)
2. Which theme would be the most fun? Fun is the operative word here.  It has to be fun to carry us through all the grueling hours it takes to pull it off.  It's a team effort.
3. Once we've crammed our heads with all of the above, 
 everything we see relates to the BOOTH THEME
and then the most amazing thing happens:
Inspiration strikes!
Such was the case when I spotted this elephant in the window of the prop house in our building. I Walked in and said, "How about if I rent that elephant, starch fabric on it and return it to you in perfect condition?" Next thing you know we've got 3 of them in the office and my two sisters on a plane to NY for two days and nights of nonstop starching fabric on elephants.
fun, fun, fun
next stop 
Kansas City
Booth set up
let the fun begin!
 the booth theme collection
stay tuned tomorrow 
It's Showtime!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

There's a circus coming to town!

Next stop 
Kansas City!
Quilt Market here we come!
 more photos and fun to follow
market starts on friday 5/18

Friday, May 11, 2012

We've got a winner!

Drum roll please.........
the randomly chosen winner of  
Patty Young's new book
Sewing Modkid Style
ten 1 yard cuts 
of her best selling knits  
is :
Carla G
thanks to all of you for your favorite 
Modkid print shout outs
WE Hear YOU!

be sure to check out Patty's preview of her New collection
Heaven &Helsinki

Monday, May 7, 2012

Sewing Modkid Style giveaway

Let's get right to the point: 
Patty Young's book Sewing Modkid Style 
published by Wiley 
is fabulous.
Great sewing patterns and tips for sewing with knits.
Totally Modkid
Totally Patty

For rave reviews and details galore:
check out her blog tour and giveaway 
that's been going on since April!

Wiley has generously offered 1 free book to be given away
we've sweetened the giveaway with 
 ten 1 yard cuts 
(some of her hard to find all-time best sellers)

To win just leave a comment 
telling us your favorite 
One lucky random winner will be announced Friday May 11th.

pssst... for a peek at her latest collection Heaven & Helsinki