Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Quilt-A-Fair: Longmont, Colorado

We just got back from vending at one of our favorite shows. Quilt-A-Fair in Longmont, Colorado is put on by the Colorado Quilt Council every September, this is our 4th year. We get to see old friends and make many new ones. I have been noticing at the shows that we are meeting many new quilters just getting started! That is GREAT news.

I spent the two weeks before the show in front of the sewing machine making 7 quilts out of my first fabric line from RJR called Haversack. Keep watching the blog for a sneak peek! Shop owners will get a chance to order at Fall Market in Houston at the end of October. I am thrilled with the new patterns and the many beautiful color combinations that can be put together with the fabric.

Here is a picture of our booth in Colorado. Legacy Patterns will be vending at the AQS show in Des Moines October 3-6, stop by and say Hi! if you can get to the show.

Longmont, Colorado
September 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

Let's get organized!

I have telling myself all summer that my sewing area is a wreck and I need to get organized before Fall Market. We introduced a Pantry Bag pattern made from RJR Fabrics Farmer's Market line at Spring Market in KC. A light bulb went off in my head. Steph hates it when that happens! It usually means I have more work for her to do. This time it made perfect sense. I made Pantry Bags with some fun homespuns and a great star print to organize the work area around my sewing machine. I know the picture has a treadle machine (no I don't use this yet-I do intend to try and get it running some day) OK a little off subject I know. See why it is hard for me to get organized? These are really quick and fun to make. I also thought about making some for organizing the bathroom. Great place for Q-tips, cotton balls and make-up on the counter. Well maybe the bathroom will have to wait until after Market.
Here is my version for organizing thread:

For more information on the Pantry Bags patterns click: Pantry Bags