Sunday, October 23, 2011

And the winners are........







































WOW! Thank you everyone who posted a comment on last weeks blog! It reminds this quiet quilter what a delightful community we fabric fondlers have. This morning the lucky Early Birds mug winners were drawn from the soup bowl and they are Rachaeldaisy and Tonya Littmann. Hooray and congratulations!!

Rachaeldaisy has been a steadfast Australian follower of this blog, so it is nice to be able to recognize her loyalty. Tonya is a graphic designer and fabulous art quilter from Denton, Texas. Check out her wonderful dragonfly quilt. Again, thanks to you all for making this drawing so exciting!

Of course, this has been another busy week in preparation for Houston Quilt Market. One of our goals was to have the apron pattern finished and ready to deput. That means the directions and patterns needed to be perfected and photographs taken for the cover sheets. So above is one of the many shots I took this week. The fabrics are from the new Early Birds collection for FreeSpirit. Don't those colors play nicely off the saffron colored walls? We will be posting the apron pattern and new mugs in the webstore directly after Market, so you can see the real cover next week.




















The rest of the time has been spent stitching up a storm, designing fliers and attending to all those last minute details. Today I plan to make a market bag with the beautiful new laminated fabrics and bind three quilts. Just 4 more days to make it all happen. Several people have asked when Early Birds will actually be on the shelves... November is the answer. This is great news, as there are some fabrics that will be ideal for the holidays. The next blog will be my Market report.

5 comments:

Melissa P said...

Congratulations to the winners! I just love Rachael to death and know that she will give her mug a great home.

The studio looks like a whirlwind of greatness. Can't wait to see it all!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I am so honoured to have won an Early Bird mug!!!Thank you!!! The birds outside are all chirping merrily as I write this, You know how noisy Aussie birds are!! I think they're excited too!! The apron is such a great design. I love the photo looking down on you, such a great shot of your studio and some of the quilts you've made. You've got some busy days coming up, I hope everything runs smoothly and I'll be looking out for photos of your stand!!

Jeannie said...

Congratulations to the lucky ladies! Have a wonderful time at market, Jane! I look forward to filling my cart with fabric as soon as it arrives.

kateuk said...

That yellow is a wonderful foil for other colours.
Crumbs but you look busy!
Hope the market goes well-that heart quilt looks interesting- love the Early Bird fabric.

Judy Coates Perez said...

Jane I just saw a picture of your booth at Market, that black dress is awesome!!!! I'd be happy to model it for you :-) lol, I love it. You need to tell me what the pattern is, it is so adorable in your new fabric!