On Sunday I visited Quilt Fest of NJ, one of the Mancuso shows. Sometime within the next few weeks I’ll have a blog post on the GenQ site on some of the quilts that captured my attention. The one quilt that I am going to post here is my friend Reneé’s quilt, “Let’s Hear it for the Girls”. She won a blue ribbon on the beauty and it’s lovely. With everything else going on in the last year or so I’ve not made it to a guild meeting in a while so hadn’t seen this one. If you get a chance it’s well worth it. Click on the picture and that will take you over to Renee’s blog post on the quilt. She has some amazing work in general so poke around a bit.
I stopped in to see Bruce with SewBatik. Bruce and Diane are two of the sweetest people and they make some seriously gorgeous fabrics. While in the booth a family from Brooklyn stopped in; the daughter is going to FIT, the mom is a quilter and so is grandma. The family is from Bruce’s neighborhood. It was kind of fun to listen in while they chatted about familiar places. The sweetest thing ever? Bruce hugging Grandma. I wish I could adequately describe the look on his face.
Did you know that Bruce designs their fabric? I admire that creative brain a lot. The first thing that caught my attention when talking to Bruce on Sunday is the “Almost Solid” fat quarter bundle. While designed for the Modern Quilter these rich clear colors are a perfect resting place in any quilt. I’m smitten with that orange myself.
Bruce showed me the new Rayon Batiks. Oh.My.Goodness! These are gorgeous. And, I get to be the first one to share them with you. These are not on the market yet! Bruce checked the color on my camera to make sure they’re correct. These will be available later this spring. SewBatik has a full show schedule, so you can see them in a variety of places. There are a couple that will find their way into my stash as soon as they’re available.