Friday, November 3, 2017

Project Dovetail~ a licensed collaboration & "sew" much more!

Quilt Market Re-cap :: Part 1
We're back from International Quilt Market and I can finally share our news! We've been working with our licensed designers to create a collaborative collection...
Each of our amazing licensed designers created one design in two colorways...

Lily Ashbury :: Kayla (Peony & Haze)
Sarah Campbell :: Butterfly Blossoms (Cloud & Grass)
Sandra Clemons :: Bowtie Bunny (Flower & Wisteria)
Susan Emory :: Corsage (Water & Shell)
Laura Gunn :: Mini Grid (Fog & Moss)
Sandi Henderson :: Pomegranate Seeds (Blossom & Lilac)
Emily Herrick :: Sea Star (Ocean & Meadow)
Sarah Jane :: Nature Walk (Aqua & Peach)
Tamara Kate :: Tall Grass (Herb & Blush)
Betsy Siber :: Allium (Petal & Cotton Ball)
Patty Sloniger :: Birch Forest Too (Twilight & Mist)
Axelle Valentin :: Herbal Tea (Coral & Blackberry)

The backstory of our Quilt Market booth
When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, we were all so worried about the city and the people that host Quilt Market every year... we watched the news as Houston residents streamed into the George R. Brown Convention Center seeking shelter. As we're sure you can relate, we wondered how we could help. Quilts! Of course, we can send quilts! We reconfigured our plan for the booth and created a working sewing studio. With sewing machines donated by Janome and thread provided by Aurifil, together with you, our sewing community, we made blocks out of Project Dovetail. We're going to use these blocks to sew quilts which we'll donate to Quilts of Compassion. 
Janome Sewing Machine M7200

We knew that a lot of you would be busy with appointments at the show so we sent attendees home with a bundle of fabric so they can mail blocks from home. If you're interested in participating, we will be accepting blocks until March 1st, 2018. The blocks must be 8.5" x 8.5" unfinished and made from our Project Dovetail fabrics. The collection will start shipping to stores in January so keep an eye out or contact your local quilt shop to see if they've ordered the collection. 

Please feel free to include the following Cotton Couture colors as well-
Metal, Pewter, Nickel, Hyacinth, Lilac, Opal, Jewel, Berry, Rose, Teal, Ocean, Spa, Loden, Avocado, Grass, Lipstick, Geranium, Blush 

We have lots of inspiration for Project Dovetail quilts... here are a few...
 Supernova Quilt designed by Lee Heinrich (of Freshly Pieced) and pieced & quilted by Tamara Kate
Hexies made by yours truly... just for fun!
Mapleton Avenue by Sassafras Lane

We'll be back next week with more Quilt Market fun!


Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful seeing all the booth set up........

sewingmachinebuffs said...

nice collection and good work i likes your fabrics quilt and sewing techniques..... keep it up....