Anyone who visited the shop at the right time on a certain day last September was probably a bit confused to find the lights off and cords all over. They camera crew were mostly pretty stealth and quiet, but the lighting was the giveaway. Some may have figured out that those shots were going to be for Quilt Sampler magazine! The crew was a blast, we even got to go out and celebrate with them at the end of the long day.
Part of our feature in the magazine will include a quilt pattern we designed. The quilt itself is actually in Iowa right now so they can style & shoot it. So Monday when we had our big live announcement we unveiled a miniature version. Right now we’re calling it Pencilmania, and for this version we used a bunch of polka dots that are in the original, larger version.
Kathy and I have both always loved school supplies. Back-to-school shopping was so exciting, and we still love picking out new pens or getting markers in every single color. So this quilt really suits us, and is sort of the patchwork version of neurotically arranging your writing utensils in color order. Personally, I think it would make a really adorable gift for a child’s teacher. We’ll be making several versions of the pattern, who knows what form it might take next!