Thursday, February 19, 2009

New stuff and keeping busy.....

It is not that I forget about the blog but some days "time" (you remember - my 4 letter word) runs out and that's exactly what's happened the last two days.

Tuesday was Pam Woodward's "Exercises in Colour" class and it was a wonderful success. For those who missed it, we will be offering it again in the Fall Session. The ladies spent the day and came away with loads of information. The UPS truck arrived in the morning with a big box of fabric. I spent some time in my "hidey hole" and then ran around doing errands. Barb met me at the store around 6:00 P.M. and we planned our upcoming trip to Quilt Market in May. That was exciting and we hope to come back having actually learned something we can share with you all. We'll not only be looking at what's new in the industry, we will also be taking a number of classes and seminars. Since the plan is to drive down - we have also mapped out a number of quilt stores to stop at! What's a road trip without Quilt Stores - and of course we will keep you updated on the trip..... We left the store at 11:00 P.M. and I still had an appointment with the bailiff to do a lock-out! Once I got home it was easy to fall into bed.....

Yesterday was yet another busy day! I spent the morning working on a client's books at home - dropped in at the store and found one of our sales reps (so I bought some more fabric, books and Kathy picked some awesome patterns) and the afternoon at my "other" office sorting through piles of papers (something I have been meaning to do for a month)....and then headed back to the store for the "Shipshewana Club" (I actually started mine - finally!). Again, it was around 11:00 P.M. (we had to search for Barb's keys for awhile) before I headed home. Decided to work on my hand quilting sampler for a while and then went to bed.

So you want to hear about the new fabric! Metro Goes "Au Naturel" by Marcus Brothers. When I saw it I knew we had to have it ------- check it out! The picture does not come even close to doing it justice.....you will have to come in and visit it (should be marked some time today - the fat quarters are ready for sale)!

This is the free pattern from Marcus Brothers which "someone" (I refuse to say who) will be making up for the store sample.......(the colours seem better in this picture) I seem to still be trying to get the hang of this camera....but like I said you really have to "visit" this fabric to see how gorgeous it is!
I spent most of Shipshewana night cutting it up.......for "someone" to make up the sample!
Tonight is the first meeting of the UGRC (Underground Railroad Club). If you haven't signed up yet call the store - I'm pretty sure there's still some room......see you all there!
Happy Quilting!
Jo-Ann

2 comments:

Betweens said...

what a great pattern to go with the fabrics!! the piecing will have to be very precise!! can't wait to see what "someone" has to say about it when he/she gets it done!!

Cock-A-Doodle Quilts said...

Dear Betweens,

"Someone" is already saying things about these blocks! After cutting all the pieces and "attempting" to piece the block "someone" is doing an unusual amount of backstitching and wondering if this quilt was just one of those lovely EQ designs that will never work????or if someone actually made the quilt?! Ugh! But "someone" is very stubborn and will perservere!