As Memorial Day Approaches…

Here in the US, we’ll celebrate Memorial Day this coming Monday, May 25.  Yesterday, I came across a Facebook post (in the Quilting group) by Tiffany Pellizzari, and am sharing one of the photos with her permission.  She lovingly recreated our LOVE & GLORY quilt for her father who was fighting cancer, and who passed on just five days after it was draped over him. It was also used at his memorial service, shown here.

Tiffany PellizzariQUILT“I hadn’t known how important it is to quilt with love until you know the person receiving it feels the love when they use it. My step mother asked to use the quilt at his memorial as you see here. It ended up being a great representation of his personality — eagles and patriotic colors on the front and vintage planes on the back (he was a pilot). Thanks for letting me share and helping me to learn something I am forever going to cherish being able to do.”

Tiffany, we are sorry for your loss, but are sure he found comfort in your beautiful quilt.   This weekend and always, we join all of our quilting friends in honoring those who have served, and continue to serve our country.

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Fabric by Faye Burgos  /  Quilt by Heidi Pridemore

Fall ’13 Quilt Market – We Won!

Yes!  Marcus took the prize at Quilt Market in Houston, TX this week for a newly-created category – Best New Product “Sneak Peek” Display – for our fabric vignette of the MEDALLION MUSE by Faye Burgos.  Watch for the two rich colorways and exciting motion of this collection online beginning November 1, but for now, here’s the winning display:

Medallion Muse by Faye BurgosCOUNTY LONDONDERRY fabrics & quilt design Olde Green Cupboard Designs were also prominently featured at Booth 332 during the show, as was Faye Burgos’ HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, shown here in Vicki Bellino’s upcoming new sampler-style BOM quilt.


Neutral News..

Did you catch today’s e-newsletter from Martingale?  It highlights their book with a focus on neutral fabrics, like our own MIXED EXPRESSIONS collection by Faye Burgos.  Always sophisticated, taupes, tans, browns and greys add a quiet class to any room setting.  Already a best-seller, the book, Spotlight on Neutrals by Pat Wys, offers quilt & decor ideas for neutral palettes.  Of course, you can always start wtih our free project for Mixed Expressions, too…