She writes, excited to learn that there is a Modern Quilt Guild in St. Louis and to tell me that Michael Miller is showing her two newest lines Magnolia Lane and Painter's Canvas at Quilt Market in a few weeks and she has a proposition for my guild.
Would I or some of my STLMQG members be interested in making a modern quilt using her Painter's Canvas line. The quilts will be photographed, in the booth at market and returned afterwards? She goes on to say that we can use a quilt pattern of our own design, or a go-to favorite...wait, that means that the quilt pattern that I've been tweaking for a few weeks can now come to life and be shown at Market. YAY!!!
If that wasn't pressure enough, how about the realization that I have to make a lap size quilt in 2 weeks. Yep, 2 weeks from today is when the quilt is due.
Of course, I'm not going at this alone...4 other STLMQG members agreed to take on this mission too.
I'll definitely share in progress photos with all of you and will be creating a tutorial for my pattern; which I'll upload eventually.
So if you see the light on and sewing machine going at 4am...you know why.
For those of you who don't know who Laura Gunn is, she is the daughter of Eleanor Peace Bailey and Sister-In-Law to Heather Bailey. Laura is Designer of such lines as Lantern Bloom, Poppy, Magnolia Lane and Painter's Canvas.
You can find her blog here, Paint in My Hair, and links to Magnolia Lane and Painter's Canvas.
If you'd like to pick up some of her fabric, I've seen it at the following locations.
Here's some photos of her Painter's Canvas line, in action