Hello Friends – I wanted to be finished with my recaps before next Monday! So, here I am. I was told that some of you weren’t able to leave comments on my post yesterday. I do apologize, but I can’t figure out what the problem was for the life of me. I am hoping whatever it was, it “fixed itself”, and you will be able leave comments without any problems.
Another company that I had the pleasure (absolute pleasure!) working with in 2014 was Quilting Treasures. You will probably know Quilting Treasures from their novelty themed fabrics, and you would be right.
I designed a 2014 BOM quilt Plain & Fancy for Quilting Treasures. I started the quilt myself, but I fell woefully behind due to time constraint. I would love to hear from you if you are working on the quilt!
Then, I used the same fabrics in Plain & Fancy to make my Calico Trail quilt for my book Recreating Antique Quilts.
Teething Rings was featured in Fons and Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2014). The pattern is also a “Quilts for Kids” pattern.
Test are mainly free to use designs to showcase and feature various Quilting Treasures fabric lines:
January: Petals & Matrix 5 Coloways – be sure to click on the quilt names to see all the 5 colorways!
February: Verde Quilt
February: Verde Runner
March: Hot Topic
June: Monster Mash
June: Learning is Fun
October: Expressions of Faith Sofa Quilt
October: Expressions of Faith Runner
With those quilts, we are finished with our 2014 recaps. I highlighted all my 2014 projects as a way to thank my readers for their encouragement and support throughout the year! You wouldn’t believe how often what you wrote in your comments/emails this past year was exactly what I needed at that point in time. Being a stay/work at home Mom and wife, I do not feel isolated because of YOU! So thank you, again!
I also wanted to highlight the professionalism exemplified by the people with whom I work! Trust me, I am not the only one working lots — these ladies in the quilting industry work lots too! I have forged many strong relationships with the people with whom I work, and I have learned a lot from them.
I like that the quilting world is truly a community. Quilters have supported livelihood of different families by purchasing books, fabrics, books, and notions etc. I, for one, am grateful that I have been given the opportunity to work at home in order to raise Miss Baby in her formative years. So in this new year, beyond continuing to support financially those who work in the quilting industry, perhaps we could all be mindful to drop a kind word of encouragement and gratitude to:
Quilt magazine editors, Quilt guild leaders, Quilt shop owners, Quilt designers, Fabric designers, Fabric company representatives, Quilting teachers, Quilting friends, and…. often the unsung heroes… Pattern proof readers and sewing machine technicians!
Here’s to a happy and exciting 2015 for us all!
Click here for 2014 Recap Part 1
Click here for 2014 Recap Part 2
Click here for 2014 Recap Part 3
Click here for 2014 Recap Part 4
Click here for 2014 Recap Part 5