Thursday, March 26, 2015

Vera Bradley raffle quilt

This is the second year that I've been asked to design and make a quilt using Vera Bradley fabric for a raffle quilt for their Breast Cancer Foundation.   Last week I received the fabrics for this years quilt.
Aren't they just lovely!  This is the Pink Swirls fabric line.  Lots of pink and orange...not what I'd normally put together, but it looks great with the purples, teals, greens and white.

The quilt ties in with the Elkhart County Quilt Garden Tour (you really must come see all 19 of these beautiful gardens if you are in the Northern Indiana area this summer).   I helped to design the quilt garden at Linton's Enchanted Gardens which ties in with the flower designs in the fabric and the quilt.  Linton's is heading up the raffle quilt this year.  If you are interested in buying a raffle ticket you can contact them at:  1-888-779-9333

See more info on the quilt gardens here:

You can also see the finished quilt (I HOPE to have it finished by then!) at The Gathering on Saturday April 18 at the Northern Indiana Event Center (RV & MH Hall of Fame Complex) 21565 Executive Parkway, Elkhart, IN.

See more info on the Gathering here:

This will be the first time the quilt will be displayed and raffle tickets sold.  Did I tell you the tickets are $5?

I'll keep you posted on the quilt's progress- so stay tuned.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Island Batik Ambassador 2015

It was a fantastic experience for me last year, to be an Ambassador for Island Batik.  I love, love, love batik fabrics.  Being able to work with this great company and designing and creating with their fabrics was thrilling!  I'm happy to announce that I've been accepted as an Ambassador again for 2015!  I'm just overjoyed!

One of the exciting things about being an Ambassador is getting to see the new fabrics and having some arrive right at our doorsteps!  This is what arrived at my door just yesterday

My mind is already whirling with ideas on how to use these beauties...

Monday, March 2, 2015

Butterflies and Fabric winners

Here's a photo of the progress on the Island Batik butterfly blocks.  They are so fun to make.  I have over 20 already!

Winners from the  Four Island Batik Fat Quarters are:  Regina and Sharon.  Please contact me within 3 days with your full name and address so that I can send your fabric.  If I don't hear from you in three days, new winners will be announced.