Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New Friends and a New Pattern

My newest pattern is "Appli-Cake" which uses Moda's new 10" Layer Cakes (or you can cut your own 10" squares). There is a touch of simple applique ~ hearts and circles ~ which can be applied using the needleturn, fusible or machine method. I also added a blanket stitch around the hearts and circles. Of course, that is your option. If you've been looking for something to do with those Layer Cakes you purchased at your local quilt shop, this is the pattern for you. A picture of the quilt is on the left of this page under "Available Patterns."

Prairie Point Quilt Shop in Shawnee, Kansas has purchased both of my new patterns for retail sale. Prairie Point is a great shop with a terrific staff. They offer a large variety of classes and are fortunate to have Terry Clothier Thompson and Barbara Brackman lecture at the shop on a quarterly basis. Kathy Delaney, another National Teacher is an employee and quilt instructor. Prairie Point was also chosen by the staff of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine as a Top 10 Shop and was included in an issue of Quilt Sampler magazine. A link to their website is also on the left of this page.

Needle Nest Quilt Fabric & Yarn Shoppe in Louisburg, Kansas has also purchased both patterns. Their shop is adorable! It is located in a cute yellow victorian house and features, not only quilting goodies, but also yarn and knitting classes. Make sure you stop by and say "hi" to Donna, Jeanette and Rhonda and also give a pat on the head to Charlie, their resident Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. A link to their website is on the left of this page.

Tranquility Quilts & Fabric Shop, an online store in Buena Park, California, has purchased both of my patterns and has them up on their website for sale. Owner, Lee Ann, is very involved in charity quilting and 5% of every purchase is donated to Ovarian Cancer Orange County Alliance. Make sure you visit their website and bookmark it in your favorites. A link to their website is on the left of this page.

Serendipity Quilt Shop is located in Dagsboro, Delaware and is celebrating their grand opening September 11-13, 2008. If you are in the area, stop by and say "hi" to Kathy and the gang. Their shop also carries both of my patterns. A link to their website is on the left of this page.

Quilter's Station in Lee's Summit, Missouri is the newest shop to purchase my patterns for retail sale. They are carrying "Cody's Flower Garden" and owner Rita knows that it is just the right pattern for her customers who like a little hand work. Quilter's Station offers Primitives of the Midwest, a 6 day event featuring some of quilting's best teachers. Make sure you mark your calendars for June 22-27, 2009. Quilters from all over the country attend this event and classes fill up quickly. Quilter's Station was also chosen by the staff of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine as a Top 10 Shop and was included in the 2006 Spring/Summer issue of Quilt Sampler magazine. A link to their website is also on the left of this page.

Thank you to all of the shops who have purchased my patterns for retail sale. My patterns are now available in 8 states and 11 shops. My goal is all 50 states and, of course, many more shops!

I am currently working on my newest patterns ~ a series of floral applique designs. Check back often for news of my patterns and locations for purchase. Until next time...happy quilting! Mindy

2 comments:

Sandi said...

Wow, your quilts are beautiful! Congratulations on your new blog and on being published. Earlier this evening you posted a comment on my blog and I have a favor to ask - could you post your comment again so that it is done between Oct. 1 and Oct. 15? Debi had asked us all to have our giveaway’s run from those times, so I am asking anyone who signed up this evening to post again. Sorry for the inconvenience but please do sign up again.
Thanks.
Sandi

Sandi said...

Thanks for posting the fall memory of your mom dressed as a hobo. That just made me smile. Only a few more days until they are going to be a lot of lucky winners!