I was very excited to see the final art for my next fabric collection with Quilting Treasures. Everything was perfect and the colors turned out just like I wanted so I was able to give my approval for each fabric in the collection. I can’t tell you much about the fabrics yet, but I’ve included a small, tiny sneak peak! And they will be a nice compliment to my Meow Meow cat fabric collection.
Fabrics are not just for sewing! Use the Meow Meow cat fabrics I designed for Quilting Treasures for scrapbooking or make some unique, one-of-a-kind greeting cards to show off your purr-fect sense of humor. I created these two handmade greeting cards, The Cat’s Meow and Kool Cat with the Meow Meow cat fabrics. They are easy, quick and fun to make plus you can be quite “catty” when making them. Click to see the card backs and inside of one plus free instructions.
I would love to hear from you so please post a comment. And I would also love to see any cards or scrapbook projects that you make using Meow Meow cat fabrics as well as any sewing and quilt project.
I’m busy working on another free project for you – an apron pattern. I will post it soon, so please check back.
The Meow Meow quilt was displayed on the wall in the Quilting Treasures booth.
Both the Quilt and Table Runner patterns are available on the Quilting Treasures website for downloading. While looking at these patterns, note the other patterns available. I designed some of these as well – the Sophia quilt pattern and the Flintstones Nap Mat as well as the art and instructions for the Blanc et Noir quilt by Marie Osmond. In addition, there is a free quilt pattern for the Sweetheart Ballerina fabric collection that I designed.
Please enjoy using these free patterns – there are so many great patterns available for you to choose from.
As I walk the International Quilt Market, I am always in heaven seeing all the beautiful colors of fabrics and quilts displayed throughout the whole show. Another thing that I really enjoy about the show is catching up with friends, which I did last month at the Spring Quilt Market in Portland.
I think all of my friends are interesting and unique. I remembered to take out the camera a few times, but not often enough, to capture some of these moments.
Julie Stephani is sitting in the center and Carol Zentgraf is sitting on the right side. Julie is the editor of Today’s Creative Home Arts magazine. Carol is a very talented designer specializing in sewing projects. Its always a delight to be with these two as our conversations are always filled with many, many laughs.
I have to admit that I don’t know the 4th person behind us. She surreptitiously joined our photo session. We were in the Home Arts booth and didn’t realize until later that we were posed in front of a photo in the booth background – she fit in just like she belonged! Also note my tote bag – made with my new Meow Meow cat fabric from Quilting Treasures.
I’m afraid that I interrupted Gina Halladay’s lunch in the booth of her and Stephanie Goudzwaard’s pattern company, Threaded Pear (introducing several new patterns). Gina is such a cut-up, plus she looked simply fabulous. I just loved the booth sign using red long johns – what a great idea and easy to spot! Gina is also a blogger extraordinaire with her hit blog, Quilters’ Buzz.
Another friend, Desiree Overtviet, travels a great distance to attend Quilt Market. She is from Holland where she owns a very successful online fabric and quilt shop, Desiree’s Lappeteknikk. Desiree is fun as well as very interesting. I enjoy hearing about her life in Holland, which she tells with a humorous slant. And Desiree is definitely a shoe lover, traveling with many pairs of gorgeous and stylish shoes including some Jimmy Choo’s.
Proof reading this post reminds me of two quotes. “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people” (Victor Borge). Plus “A good snapshot stops a moment from running away”. (Eduora Welty). Note to self – remember to pull the camera out more often!
International Quilt Market is always a beautiful trade show, full of eye candy with all the beautiful colors of quilts and fabrics. It was an exciting event for me as Meow, Meow, my new cat fabric collection debuted with Quilting Treasures.
I also created several projects for Quilting Treasures’ booth using Meow Meow. I’m in the center with Donna (left) and Jodi (right) from Quilting Treasures. The two quilted projects shown in front are a Meow Meow Cat Carrier (with a fluffy white “stuffed” cat), and a Meow Meow Table Runner. Free instructions for making the table runner as well as a quilt will be on the Quilting Treasures website for downloading soon. I will post a link when it it up.
Two other quilted projects that I designed with Meow Meow cat fabrics are a Chair Back Cover and a Tote Bag.
Quilt Market was held in Portland, OR in mid-May, during an unexpected heatwave with temperatures in the 90’s. Since I live in the South with high temperatures, I was looking forward to the cooler days in Portland. Oh well, at least it didn’t rain.
Portland was really beautiful with all the flowers blooming. Even though Portland is known for roses, I think it should be noted for rhododendrons as they were huge and blooming everywhere. They were gorgeous and gave additional eye candy for Quilt Market.
After Quilt Market as I took a vacation to Seattle and an Alaskan cruise. Please check back for lots more from Quilt Market as well as some photos of unbelievable scenic views from Alaska and Mt Ranier.
I’ve worked up a couple of projects with my new “Meow Meow” cat fabric that I designed for for Quilting Treasures. I will carry these with me to Quilt Market to use during the show to show how the fabrics work up in sewing and quilting projects.
The badge holder and tote bag will also be quite useful as well to keep up with my “stuff” during the show.
I will be in Quiiting Treasures’ booth Saturday afternoon 2-4 pm to meet attendees. There will also be other quilt and sewing models in their booth featuring “Meow Meow”. So for those of you attending Quilt Market (open to the trade only), please stop in. I would love to meet you.
I have received some advance pieces of my new Meow Meow fabric collection. They are piled here on my cutting table so that I can start sewing with them.
I am so excited about this fabric collection – cats, cats and more cats, all completely inspired by my Kitty Kat’s attitudes. Meow, Meow will debut from Quilting Treasures at the International Quilt Market in a couple of weeks. The collection turned out just as I envisioned it when I first started designing it – I could not be more pleased!
I think you will be enchanted by designs and colors of these whimsical cats and find a favorite cat “tude”.
Check back as I will show more of these fabrics very soon and some of the projects I’m creating with them.
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