Thursday, September 29, 2011

Trunk Show returns home

 When ever we get advanced yardage on one of our lines I try to have a trunk show that shops can use to help sell the fabric. Yesterday the doorbell rang and it was UPS bringing one back to me. I get so excited opening them. It's like I am seeing them for the first time again. Shops ship the trunk show  from one to another so it can be months before I see it again. I haven't seen these quilts since May.
  This one is from our Christmas line called " Northern Cardinal" in stores now.  It included six projects from a book by This and That Patterns titled the same name as the line.  Pictured is a pillow and a cream quilt from the book. It also had two quilts from Antler Quilt Design and two from Mountainpeek Creations. For me it was like Christmas. You can check out all of  the patterns on their websites.
      This and That Patterns     Antler Quilt Design
      Mountainpeek Creations  
                                         Until next time,     Eileen

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Getting ready for Quilt Market

   Minnesota is starting to show it's beautiful fall colors. I cleaned out my summer plants and bought mums and added my silk flowers. I headed for the pumpkin patch this afternoon and picked out two pumpkins and now the house is feeling like fall.
   Now I have to get a quilt ready for fall market. It's all pieced and my dear friend Sherri Falls will be doing the quilting. When it's finished it will get shipped to Dallas to pack for market.
 This quilt is from our new batik line called "Sunrise Sunset". We used 15 out of the 30 prints. The purples and rich teals were selected for this one. The line also has some great light backgrounds and  includes some warmer tones in golds and browns. It will be in the stores spring 2012. We used a pattern from a great booklet by This and That Patterns called Moonlight Lodge. It was originally for our flannel line but as you can see it worked great for the batiks. The pattern from the book is called Around the Campfire. The little toes you see under the quilt are none other than the pattern designer herself, Sherri Falls.
    Although there are two of us designing fabrics, I will be the one writing the blogs. Lynn is still busy working everyday at a regular job and I on the other hand retired from my sales representative job of 17 years for Moda Fabrics.
     Watch for lots of fun updates on our fabric lines, new patterns and books coming out and we will be running a great contest in November with a spectacular prize. Don't forget to sign up as a follower so you don't miss out. 
                                                  Until next time Happy Quilting,    Eileen Taylor