Monday, September 27, 2010

Too Tired To Blog... I'll just upload some images of the newest items in my shop.

These are just a sampling of the quarter yard cottons I'm now offering.

But that's not all. I've added quite a few new Patches camera straps.
Like these:

And a hard copy version of my Strips and Bricks pattern.

I worked with a terrific graphic designer, Eryn Chandler, to create a professional looking pattern that includes two views of the quilt as well as a fully illustrated pattern. The whole thing is printed on a lovely card stock, so it's sturdy to boot.

OK. That's it for the shop talk. I'll be back soon with new projects and a new sponsor.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Changing Gears

That's the name of this year's Austin Area Quilt Guild Show. I'm having a great time there meeting lots of crafty people. I was there yesterday for opening day and today had my wonderful neighbor and friend run my booth so I could "enjoy" all that Yom Kippur has to offer. I'm just going to put it out there: though many find this holy day meaningful and I applaud that, I'm always happiest when it's over.
Tomorrow is another day and I'll be back at the Palmer Events Center in booth 412. Come by and say hello.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Super Quick

Just popping in to announce the winner of the tickets to this weekend's Austin Area Quilt Guild Show.
Our winner is Skye. She commented:

I would LOVE to go as your esteemed guest!! I am looking forward to seeing your beautiful work in person.

Skye, I would love for you to come as my guest too, so please email me ( your first and last name before Thursday the 16th and your tickets will be waiting for you at Will Call.

Thanks to everyone else who played along and I'll be back tomorrow with a preview of something kind of new, but oh-so special that I'll be offering at this weekend's show.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I Don't Even Know Where to Begin

But, I'm going to take Julie Andrews advice and,"start at the very beginning," because it's actually a very good place to start. I have been super busy the last week. Correction. I have been super busy for weeks, but last week I was super busy in Cleveland, Ohio. This can't possibly come as a shock to anyone because is there any other way to be in Cleveland? But, I was particularily busy in Cleveland taping a couple segments of Quilting Arts TV.

The lovely and talented Judy Coates Perez took this shot of me on the TV in the green room during my taping. The segments will appear in next season's Quilting Arts TV.
I also shot a little promotional video for my new book. See it over there! I am really excited for you all to see it.
The busyness continues, albeit in Austin rather than Cleveland. As I've mentioned before, I'm going to be a vendor at the Austin Area Quilt Guild Show, September 17-19. I should mention that I'll only be at the show on Friday, September 17 and Sunday, September 19. As anyone who owns a Jewish calendar already knows, Saturday, September 18 is Yom Kippur. I have arranged for my very crafty neighbor to run my booth. So, stop by on Friday or Sunday to say hello to me or Saturday to meet Rachel the neighbor. Either way, I hope you'll make it down to the Palmer Events Center because I'm making quite a few new things just for the show.

Loads of stitch in dye bundles.

My Patches Camera Straps.

Quarter yard pieces of my hand dyed and patterned fabric.

Add to these items, I'll have copies of all my patterns plus a new, amazingly professional version of my Strips and Bricks quilt pattern. I'll also be debuting the coaster kits I mentioned previously and showing off some of my favorite quilts, including The Cupcake Quilt.
And, frankly, much more.
So, if you live in Austin, or nearby, or are planning on visiting Austin, you should definitely stop by and not just because I'm giving away two free tickets. Oh, I guess I hadn't mentioned that. Well, aren't you glad you stuck with this post. Yes, indeed, the lovely folks at the Austin Area Quilt Guild have given me two free tickets to this once-every-two-years event to giveaway to one of you. Leave a comment and I'll announce a winner on Sunday, September 12.