Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The big reveal, part one

Is this the best time of year, or what? Seventy degrees and sunny during the day, with cool, clear evenings: what more could you want? Tonight was the first of three consecutive outdoor movie nights at our apartment complex, and the three of us snuggled under a blanket to watch Hitchcocks's Rear Window. Tsia was excited to wear her fuzzy winter p.j.s again. I can hardly wait to dig out the sweaters, tights and wool skirts again. A little apple picking would make it all perfect.


Well, I told you a while ago that we're reprinting the backpack pattern, right? As it turns out, the pattern will be carried by Moda/United Notions, who distribute patterns by many other designers to quilt shops all over the place.

Additionally, the backpack will be featured as part of the Moda booth at International Quilt Market in Houston this October. I'm rather excited, to say the least, and have been busily selecting fabrics and making a few samples for the booth and the showrooms at Moda. And I'll get to see the display for myself, since I'm going to attend the show as well!

But more about that later. See part two, to come.

22 comments:

  1. How wonderful! Congratulations!

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  2. Congratulations! Yippee! That's so exciting...

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  3. Congrats, that's a REALLY BIG DEAL!!

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  4. Congrats! That's awesome!!!

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  5. Congratulations!!! That must be so exciting! I need to get my hands on that pattern!

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  6. abbyjane6:43 AM

    Wow! Congratulations to you! That's awesome news.

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  7. Congratulations!!!! That is such exciting news - can't wait to hear part two!

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  8. congratulations and so exciting you will attend as well

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  9. Congrats! That's so very exciting!!

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  10. Congratulations!
    I just finished my own pack from your pattern. I did have one question for you. I couldn't find any plain canvas. Is cotton duck interchangeable? Any ideas on sources?

    Thanks!

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  11. Congratulations -- and best of all, you get to go to Houston!

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  12. marisa12:26 AM

    Completely awesome! Congrats!

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  13. you truely deserve great success with the pattern. it is one of the nicest I've ever worked from. so well designed and thought out. my bags have turned out so beautiful, and I get compliments every where I go with it.

    congratulations to you.

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  14. That's brilliant - well done. You must be thrilled.

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  15. Oh that is super news, so exciting. I have been fabric shopping this week and finally found something I liked to make up my backpack.

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  16. sharri10:26 PM

    I'm very proud of you, big sis! Can hardly wait to hear all about it. Give my regards to Houston.

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  17. Congratulations!!! So wonderful!

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  18. Very cool! *applause*

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  19. Congrats on the pattern and the moda connection! Are you going to Houston? Gina www.QuiltersBuzz.com

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  20. Congrats on the pattern and the moda connection! Are you going to Houston? Gina www.QuiltersBuzz.com

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  21. That is so neat! I am glad I got one of the originals!

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  22. good luck in Houston. How soon will Moda have your backpack patterns in store?

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