Almost off - that is. We're leaving bright and early tomorrow morning for Fall Quilt Market and Festival. It's going to be a long absence - 11 days - so I hope I have everything packed. If not - oh well, I guess I can do without whatever it is!
While at Market, we'll be participating in Aurifil's first ever Quilt Market Booth Hop along with these fun folks:
Laundry Basket Quilts # 564
Blackbird Designs #369
Bigfork Bay Cotton Company # 1544
Chicago School of Fusing #1015
Jill Finley #139
Lunch Box Quilts #650
Gudrun Erla #1425
Studio Kat #201
Perkins Drygoods # 1906
Me and My Sister Designs # 569
Sarah Fielke #948
Michell Marketing #1728
Crawford Designs #2024
The Teacher’s Pet #749
Gina Reddin #1065
Easy Peazy Quilts #1215
Outside the Line Designs #2060
Nancy Rink #1706
Yup - that's us right there - Booth 749! Shops will obtain an Aurifil hop card and visit all the booths on the list, getting their card signed along the way. (Just one card per shop - please!) - and then drop their completed card off at the Aurifil booth #1356. Each designer participating will be offering a prize - so there will be lots for folks to win. I'll be offering a fat quarter bundle of our newest line for Red Rooster - "Abigail" which will be showing at market for the first time. I'd love to show you the bundle here - but unfortunately (or fortunately??) it got packed - and before I could snap a pic. BUT - I can show you the grand prize - - -
An Aurufil Suitcase!!! I have one of these beauties - and believe me I couldn't live without it. No matter what thread I need to match a fabric - I go to my suitcase and its there. There will be one happy camper when their name is drawn for this prize!!!
We have LOTS of new patterns to debut this time - - some that I've already shown you. Here's a sneak peek at what's to come - I'll be talking more about these in detail in the weeks to come (after returning and recovering from the trip, that is!)
All of these patterns were made with the assistance of this (ahem!!) AWESOME ruler:
The Creative Grids Fat Quarter Cutter Ruler - designed by little ole me! I'll be demo-ing this fun, fun ruler in the Checker Distributors/ / Creative Grids booth at 11:00am on Saturday and Sunday. Hope to see lots of shops there!
Time to go - heading out to pick up the rental van and shove pack it with as much as I can get in there!
Leave us a comment over the next 11 days while we're gone - and we'll choose a winner for a set of the new patterns! Just tell us which one you would make first - and why - and we'll send a set to one lucky winner!
Till then - with a warm heart,