I have been wanting to write this blog since the day after I got back from the MN quilt show but it's been a little crazy here. The MN Quilt show was so much fun and a great learning experience. It was exhausting for this little home body but I am so glad I took a chance and did it. I got to spend the weekend with five talented MN designers and each one of us had a very different style and approach to our creative process. If you get a chance go and check out their websites.
Patterns on the Prairie
Purrs to you
Rebecca Ruth Designs
I really didn't know what to expect I planned to set up a full booth and figured when I got there I would do what I could and if I couldn't put it up I would leave it in my car. I am glad I brough it all cause everyone was so complimentary of my booth and how beautiful it was and they loved my color choices. The feed back so valuable. It helped me know I was on the right track and where to go next. I definitely felt like I was heading in the right direction. I had a whole new energy when I got home. I did get a few chances to do some shopping and check out some of the quilts in the show.
First shopping I spent some time and money at the cherrywood booth. I have something exciting coming up toward the end of summer using what I bought there. I stopped at Villa Rosa and of course I love Buttermilk Basin so I had to go there an spend a little bit of money. The quilts I saw were stunning. I wish I would of had my phone with me when I was looking at them. I can't even describe how amazing they were. It was the first time I have ever really looked at the cherrywood challenge and those entries were awesome. I am not sure how they pick who goes on the cherrywood tour.
I did have a few friends stop by my booth and say hi so that was allot of fun. It helped with the nerves to have familiar faces come by ever once in awhile.
What I wasn't expecting was the amount of people from guilds asking if I would come talk to their guilds or teach classes. That was so much fun. It has been something I have been wanting to get together so this just forced me to do it faster. So, If you have any guilds that are looking for a speaker I will be doing that. I will do guild lecture 60/90 min with trunk show, class, and traveling trunk show. If you are interested in any of these contact me for details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All my patterns are available for wholesale. If you know of a shop that would love to have my patterns let them know about me. Check out the patterns I have available when you are perusing my website. I even have free projects for you to do. If you are a quilt shop contact me to find out about the wholesale special I am running right now.
If you are still interested in getting the Raising Hope pattern its available in the Summer 2023 issue of Quilter's World.
We all want to do what we love and I have the pleasure of sharing that with all of you. Happy Quilting.
All the best,