It’s been awhile since my last post, during which time we moved into – and renovated fully – a new house, one that offers me not only a terrific new studio but a whole new addition to my quilting business and creative outlet. Call me crazy, but I work best with a deadline, so in the beginning of the month I decided to hold an open studio on Sunday, January 25 from 2:00 – 5:00 at my new studio at 55 Fountain Ave in Barrington. Come by, see my new digs, have a cup of tea and a cookie, and peruse the new part of my quilt business. The house we bought was owned by Susan Gower of Nifty Thrifty Dry Goods, a vendor of lace and trim, Venitian lace medallions, buttons, appliques and vintage textiles that many of you have probably seen over the years (Susan vended at the Brimfield Textile Fair, the Houston Int’l Quilt Festival, Road to California, and many other venues). I just could not resist buying Susan’s goods as she retired from vending, and in the coming year I will vend at some quilt guild meetings, with my trunk show, and hopefully at a few quilt shows. In time, I will add some items for sale on my website.
2014 was a difficult and busy year for my family and I am ready to start 2015 off on a high note. Come help me celebrate this new addition to my business (and new studio!) and find something to inspire your creativity. I am looking for a catchy vendor name – I’ll give a $50 gift certificate to the person who comes up with the name I end up using! Hope to see you on Sunday and, as always, thanks for your support of my quilting efforts!