A little background on the talent:
Janice Ryan and Julie Herman are the darlings of the "Let's get it done!" Marketing Department at Robert Kaufman Co (RKC). Last Fall, I went GA-GA over the noodlehead cargo bag Janice made and knew in an instant I wanted to work with her. The cargo bag in the SHIMMER lookbook is her work and I think a tiny war may ensue about who's keeping it! Check her out April 2nd.
Julie Herman really doesn't need an introduction because she quite literally and rightfully so, is a STAR! Everyone knows her!! She is getting married soon and people are making blocks for their huppah quilt..I think she may need to build a 3 story huppah just to accommodate that quilt! Can't wait to see what she's whipped up for us this Friday, April 4th. This woman is prolific!!
Alissa Haight Carlton, one of the founders of Modern Quilt Guild, is another icon who has helped transform our industry. I was raising my kids (oblivious of the design/quilt world for a chunk of time) while she was creating the modern movement and I have three letters for her: W-O-W! I am so honored that she is part of this introduction of SHIMMER. Check out her blog April 3rd.
Natalie Barnes was one of my first Instagram friends. It's the best when you make a great connection on IG and daily pics shared add up quickly. Natalie creates patterns, sells fabric and books on line. She is a creative Cali Girl and I can't wait to see her "Cali farmer's market tote" Saturday April 5!!
Better off Thread
Beyond the Reef
Alissa Haight Carlton
Handmade by Alissa
Finally a big thanks to Teresa Coates at Robert Kaufman for helping me launch my first blog hop and all the people who said YES! I am looking forward to what they create and share with us.
BLOG HOP Final Schedule April 1 - 21, 2014:
April 1- Robert Kaufman/Jennifer Sampou- announce blog
April 2- Janice Ryan- Better off Thread
April 3- Alissa Haight Carlton- Handmade by Alissa
April 4- Julie Herman- JayBird Quilts
April 5- Natalie Barnes- Beyond the Reef
April 6- Stash Books- C&T Publishing
April 7- Amanda Jean Nyberg- Crazy Mom Quilts
April 8- Lee Heinrich- Freshly Pieced
April 9- Cheryl Arkinson- Naptime Quilter
April 10- Christina Cameli- A Few Scraps
April 11- Elizabeth Hartman- Oh Fransson
April 12- Faith Jones-Fresh Lemon Quilts
April 13- Gemma Jackson- Pretty Bobbins
April 14- Katie Blakesley- Swim Bike Quilt
April 15- Amy Smart-Diary of a Quilter
April 16- Laura Nownes, Pati Fried, Jennifer Rounds- See How We Sew
April 17- Holly DeGroot- Bijou Lovely
April 18- Jennifer Sampou-Wrap Up
April 21- Jennifer Sampou- Announce Winner of Giveaway FQ Pack of entire Shimmer Collection.
GRAND PRIZE !
FAT Q PACK OF ALL 25 PIECES OF SHIMMER
Go CREATE and SHIMMER!!