Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Recharge, Reorganize and Rejeuvanate

My last commitment of the year was last week. It's been a wonderful year for Curvalicious and 2017 is going to be even more amazing. I just received my first order from the distributor that I signed with, plus I am vending at 5 major shows next year. They include Quiltcon and 2 other shows in Feb/March and I just found out I will also be vending at Paducah! This is along with my visits to quilt guilds and conferences.

So this is the time of year where I recharge, reorganize and rejeuvanate. I always look forward to working on new projects, exploring new ideas and just doing some fun sewing.

I made a bunch of these gift card holders for the December meeting of my quilt guild, Calico Cutters. We're having a fun December meeting, playing Quilto with gift cards as the prizes. The gift cards are for local quilt shops and some on line shops as well. We will be giving away 10! As Program Chair, I appointed myself as "The Caller". I am so excited.

For the gift card holders, I used a coordinating fabric for the linings. These make a gift card super special. I'm going to include a video tutorial in my next newsletter, that I'll be sending out right after Thanksgiving. (First, I need to get my hair done before I shoot the video!) If you're not on my mailing list, you can sign up by clicking HERE.

I've been experimenting more with a new fabric line by Tula Pink called Tabby Road,that's shipping in March. I was lucky enough to pick some up from Market. I'm not a big fan of cats, but I am smitten with this fabric that I showed in my last post. The colors really speak to me too. I came across a photo of Tula with me and Stephanie.


This is a work in progress. It's a jump off from my Moder Quilt Guild swap quilt.


Here's a block that is fused and ready for blanket stitching. I have 16 blocks. It will be a great project to bring up to the lake house for Thanksgiving. (I'm not involved with the cooking. Yay!)

My friend Hattie starting making pillowcases for her first granddaughter when she went away to college. She made pillowcases to celebrate the seasons and various holidays like Halloween, Valentines Day, Easter and Christmas. She is continuing the tradition with her youngest granddaughter. She also makes the. For the girls' friends! The newest pillowcases have a Curvalicious scalloped hem. So adorable!

I'll have links for these in my next newsletter too.

While I'm in my happy place, sewing, I hope you are in your happy place too.

Wishing you and your family a most wonderful Thanksgiving.



  1. Your sewing happy place is the perfect place to be! Great projects! I, too, am in my happy sewing place and having sew much fun! XO

  2. Those are wonderful gift card holders and a fun idea, also the pillowcases, I really need to make some.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.



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