Every now & again I get to watch either Matt or Bradie Sparrow quilt. This sweet couple with 8 kids run a quilting business from their home and teach. They’ve set up a video camera so that we can see them quilt. It’s fun actually. Here’s a link to their site. Matt is also the guy who runs the ManQuilters site I mentioned a few posts ago.
I chatted with Matt the other night and he’d done an online search for New York Beauty and quilting or something along that line and my site was the second one on the list. That’s ridiculously cool. The photos I have on site didn’t give him the detail he wanted however, I posted pictures for him on Man Quilters. Matt’s doing a great job on his own.
As you know I check patterns and am starting to design patterns for Benartex. So the other day I’m flipping through the Keepsake Quilting Catalog and the front cover looks oddly familiar to me. Can’t quite figure out why (too many quilts on the brain at the moment.) So I look at the info and sure enough it’s on of the patterns I’d checked for Benartex. I didn’t get do do the quilting on this one just checked the pattern. I had a great time playing with Caryl Fallerts fabric. Love the variety of color in this one. Every quilt from this pattern will have variations because of Caryls fabrics.
Today is set up day for Mary Anne’s QQQ Celebration. Mary Anne’s been working on layout of the space so things should go pretty well. My non-blogging friend Anne will be there…she’ helped hang quilts at the Village Squares Quilters show in November so we have some experience with this process.
Oh, I forgot to mention, I sent my first quilt design off to Benartex yesterday morning. I’m finishing the directions and sending the pdf off to them later today. I’m not quite sure how long it will take to get on site however when I know, you’ll know. =-) Update: I got an email from Benartex – they love the quilt. The way I designed the pattern it will be fat quarter friendly!
Have a great day!