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Holly Holderman is owner and designer of Lakehouse Dry Goods. Holly's designs continue to be a perennial favorite amongst everyone who has ever used her fabrics! The designs and colors speak to my heart and of course, the shimmer dot prints that are so Holly are like the icing on the cake! Holly's newly released collection, Tea Time Floral Collection II is now available for your viewing and sewing pleasure! Be sure to visit Holly's blog for free downloadable patterns. With pattern in hand, you'll be able to shop our Lakehouse collection for just the right fabrics.
Elizabeth Scott & Pam Vieira-McGinnis are another dynamic team of designers that work so beautifully together. Both ladies design under the Late Bloomer name but Pam is also well known for her Pam Kitty Morning Blog. Elizabeth primarily designs the quilt projects while Pam's focus is bags, totes and speciality projects.
Pam recently designed the Sweet Dreams Pillowcase & Sew Sweet Laundry Bag pattern for Lecien using the Flower Sugar Fabrics. Of course, we couldn't resist getting the Flower Sugar fabrics and making Sweet Dreams kits after seeing her darling design! Just know I'll be blogging about Elizabeth's and Pam's new patterns as soon as they arrive.
Brenda Riddle has been designing lovely shabby n chic quilts for many years and has written several patterns and books! And now, for the first time, Brenda has designed a new collection of fabrics for Lecien called Celebration. This lovely group is of course gently colored with beautiful roses, ribbons, and so much more. We hope to have the Celebration collection available for you by late Autumn. Of course, there are lovely new patterns that we'll be featuring in the coming days. Congratulations Brenda!
Barbara Jones is one of those people that just makes you smile because she is always smiling! Barbara's fun and fresh designs are up-beat and sweetly colored so that even her quilts make you smile! New patterns will be coming soon.... so sign up for that email newsletter to be one of the first to know!
Arlene Stamper and Melissa Harris, of Quilt Company, are a mother/daughter quilt design team that is truly dynamite. This energetic pair specializes in creating unique Block of the Month designs that are truly timeless. They've even created accessory fabric packets for most of their BOMs which are speciality designs unique to that BOM such as miniature quilts, window shades, bird nests and more. There really is no other company in the quilting industry that makes patterns quite like they do. And rest assured, all of their patterns and yardages have been tested for accuracy by quilters outside the company assuring your making a good investment in their darling creations. BOM sign up is going on now at Shabby Fabrics for both Sweet Tea and Lovebird Lane!
Cyndi Walker, of Stitch Studio, is one very talented lady who not only creates beautiful quilts but self publishes her own patterns. New at Houston is Cyndi's new Block of the Month, Home Tweet Home (shown here). This 50" x 62" quilt is nothing short of DARLING. Block of the Month sign up is going on right now at Shabby Fabrics We'll be sharing Cyndi's newest designs with you just as soon as we have patterns in hand.
It was great fun meeting Lila and seeing her darling booth at Quilt Market in Houston. Every inch was filled with quilts, pillow, tote and more. Even Lila's leggings were made from her newest up-coming collection, Eden. And if you're wondering, Yes, we did order the ENTIRE collection. It's pretty, fresh and up-lifting. With delivery scheduled in January 2010, this will be the perfect juxtaposition to the cold winter days of Spokane. You'll love Lila's newest patterns of quilts and pillows! We promise to email or blog when they become available. Thank you Lila for your bright and cheerful patterns, fabrics and smile!
I had the privilege of meeting the designer of Mary Rose fabrics. This very talented young lady from Japan truly has a gift from above to create such beautiful fabrics. Be sure to see the very latest Mary Rose Fresh fabrics available now.
What a fun time meeting Joanna Figueroa and her husband Eric. This happy two-some of Fig Tree Quilts has an energy that is completely contagious and inspiring. Their booth was so pretty with new fabrics, patterns and sample projects every where including quilts backed in Moda's new Snuggle fabric (This is like Minkee, only softer!). Joanna is just finishing several of the patterns we ordered so that means we're supposed to be patient..... Ohhhh please hurry Joanna, we can hardly wait .... you'll love them.
Anne Sutton has done it again with another enduring design using Moda's hot new collection, Rouenerries by French General. Just know that Anne is even sweeter than her quilts. She truly puts her heart and soul into each design and subsequent pattern. Block of the Month sign up for Le Jardin is going on right now!