Friday, August 15, 2008

Red, Green & Beyond

I was recently published for the first time in the Kansas City Star book "Red, Green & Beyond" by Terry Clothier Thompson and Nancy Hornback. My quilt, "Midnight Garden Memories," became the inspiration for my interest in pattern design. Terry gave me a photo of an antique quilt (the quilt on page 8) and told me to design a new version, using any fabric or colors and make it any size. I decided to take some of the elements from the original quilt and completely re-design the border. I also decided to use a black background, a Lakehouse dot, to set off the Michael Miller Fairy Frost bright green, pink and yellow. You can see the finished quilt on page 10 in the book. A photo is below, as well.

I would like to thank Laura Van Divier of Over The Rainbow for purchasing my pattern "Cody's Flower Garden" for her online quilt store. I have added a link to her store in my Favorite Links at the bottom of my Blog. Check out her store and sign up for her Newsletter. Her Newsletters are always full of Farm and Family news and I look forward to reading about the latest exploits of the chickens, ducks, alpacas, dogs, her daughters, her husband and her mom and dad.

Thanks a ton also to Bolts in the Bathtub, a quilt store in Lancaster, California for purchasing "Cody's Flower Garden" for their shop. Bolts is a shop that I worked in prior to moving to Kansas. The gals who own the shop are a lot of fun and I appreciate their support of my new business. Stop in and say "hi" if you are in their area. A link to their website is on the left of the page.

Besides designing patterns, I also teach various quilting classes at Prairie Point Quilt Shop in Shawnee, Kansas and Needle Nest Quilt Shop in Louisburg, Kansas. If you live in the Kansas City area, make sure you check out both of these wonderful quilt shops. They have a wide variety of fabrics, patterns and books. If you get a chance to take one of my classes, make sure you tell me that you found out about it on my Blog. At Needle Nest, we are attempting to create a once a month Applique Club where those of us interested in that type of quilting can meet and share our knowledge.

Until next time...happy quilting! Mindy

1 comment:

Debi said...

What a beautiful quilt and congratulations on being published. I can certainly see why they chose your quilt. I would like to invite you to participate in a fall quilters blog giveaway I am hosting.