At Spring Quilt Market, we made a decision to buy the entire Midwest Modern fabric collection by Amy Butler. The collection is quilting weight fabric, and was inspired by Amy's lifestyle book, Midwest Modern. It is an absolutely beautiful line with 3 luscious palettes--Ohio Sky, Pink Dahlia, and Orange Dahlia. We will also have some of her new solids to coordinate. These fabrics will be delivered to our back door in early August. In the meantime, you can see them for yourself.
Meanwhile, we just received several of Amy's patterns, including her two newest, the birdie sling and the laptop cover. These patterns will be posted to our website http://www.greatamericanquilt.com/ next week. Kim, my daughter, is making her first garment from Amy's pattern, lotus tunic and cami. She has chosen two gorgeous Kaffe Fassett fabrics and is prewashing the fabric as I write. It has been a long time since a garment has been made in this house.
Anyway, we can't wait to get the fabric in! We will be making lots of samples, and Amy is going to let us have a trunk show of her things in August. Nancy and I were lucky enough to spend 3 days with Amy at a creative workshop put on by American Patchwork and Quilting two years ago. What an inspiring lady! Let us know if you would like to be called when the fabric arrives. Have a great weekend and think of me trying to teach my daughter about 5/8" seams. : )