Wednesday, May 24, 2017

In Bloom Fabric Collection & Butterflies



Hello Friends,

I'm home from a wonderful time in St. Louis. There, I spent time at the International Spring Quilt Market, while mixing in a little family time as well.



My inlaws live outside of town and my dad made the 5 hour drive to spend time with me. I hauled my husband and daughter 12 hours cross country from Denver to support me in market while we visited with family. My dad finally got to see what market was all about and the effort it takes to setup a booth. I'm pretty sure he was proud of me, evidenced by him taking a photos of me and my booth.



I enjoyed my time selling MIB products and networking with industry professionals. The most surprising part of market was these butterflies. I didn't realize it was going to be such a hit with attendees and on social media. I hadn't planned on making a pattern, but by the end of the weekend, the demand was so great, I had to make one. I am here to please. :)



I made 500 butterflies using all 24 prints in my new fabric collection called In Bloom for Michael Miller Fabrics. Each butterfly took me 5 minutes to make. I had to make a bunch to make it impactful.



The pattern is a small $5 fee that you can either download or receive in hardcopy. This fee covers the time it took for me to develop the pattern by delivering you clear instructions and photos, while formatting it in a nice package. The pattern comes in 4 butterfly sizes and is in color.



Now that spring market is over, it's time to plan out fall market. I already have my next collection drawn and now waiting for strike-offs to review and approve. I have some creative ideas for my booth display and quilt patterns. I can't wait to get back to pencil and paper to draft the ideas in my head.

Til next time,
Sandra

1 comment:

  1. Where have I been??? I've got some MIB blog post catching up to do. Those butterflies.....so amazing and especially impactful in that giant grouping. Beautiful! HAVE to get the pattern, of course. Love your new line too! PS. Thanks for offering some free patterns on your site.

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