You’re warmly invited to watch my guest appearance on BeeSewInspired’s March facebook live! Listen in as we discuss my design process for Moda from concept to delivery at your LQS. It was so exciting to chat with my good friend and I hope you enjoy hearing more about what goes into creating a new line for Moda. Be sure to pay close attention to the replay for instructions to enter to win a giveaway of my new mini quilt pattern “Here Chick, Chick” + a charm pack from Break of Day!
Watch the replay here: https://www.facebook.com/739627603/videos/10158966212272604/
Jennifer Long is the hostess and talented designer behind her brand, BeeSewInspired. She manages two dynamic facebook groups, “Inspired Quilting” and “Inspired Doll Making.” Jennifer also just launched a fabulous new monthly Mini-a-Month Quilt Club! She’s an absolute delight and a dear friend. I encourage you to visit her website to learn more about her at BeeSewInspired.
It is an honor to be the March Maker featured in my friend and fellow designer’s creative group, The Maker’s Club! Josie is a friend and kindred spirit. She is the talented surface designer and maker behind her brand, Hey Miss Designs. Josie and I bonded over a shared love of Prince Edward Island and all things “Anne of Green Gables.” I really enjoyed reflecting on what motivates me as a designer for her spotlight piece.
I’d like to warmly invite you to join her group, The Maker’s Club. It’s absolutely free and full of such creative delight!
I am so proud to be featured in a designer’s spotlight in the spring issue of Quilter’s World.
It has been a joy to join the quilting industry. Everyone has been warm and overwhelmingly welcoming to me as a new Moda designer. Carolyn Beam, the Editor at Quilter’s World, has been especially lovely to work with. It was such an honor to be asked to do a feature in her gorgeous magazine. My feature in Quilter’s World focuses on my background, creative process, design techniques and future goals. Click below & enjoy!
Hello, my pattern loving, art-making, creative friends!
I’m so excited to have just registered for an all new Free Mini Course with Bonnie Christine, that I wanted to share it with you as well!
The class is called: Create a Career in Surface Pattern Design, and it’s FREE!!! Woo-Hoooooo!!!
In this 4-part video series, Bonnie will be sharing:
- How to craft a career (and life!) you love in surface pattern design
- The essential stages to becoming a designer
- Mapping out your personalized road to success
- Creating income as an artist and adding multiple streams of revenue
If you’d like to register for the FREE Mini Class, you can do so right here:
Keep an eye on your inbox for Lesson #1 to arrive on Monday February 8th, 2021. The mini course will only be available for a limited time, so be sure to sign up, watch the lessons… and get excited! I know I am! I have been a student of Bonnie’s for years and her teaching style, energy and organized, thoughtful lessons are nothing short of EPIC!
I’ll meet you there!
P.S. Know someone who might enjoy this free mini course? Forward this email to them so they can join us, too!
P.P.S. Have questions about surface pattern design? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In response to a significant number of folks messaging me asking for Through the Woods fabrics, I will be running a presale of a few precuts to help folks without a local quilt shop have access to this collection.
I urge you to always support your local quilt shop – but I do hope this will help bring more fabric your way if you’re currently quarantining without a lqs nearby!
Please stay tuned for more updates… I will be announcing the dates for the presale shortly!
A while back, I talked about my big dream and posted it to remind myself of what I want and why. I spoke about a farmhouse in the country for my family. A home where dreams could be made together. I pictured laughter in the house, nights looking up at the sky, a place with quiet solitude and lightning bugs in the summer.
I’m abundantly thankful to say we have found our farmhouse and we are home. It’s been a long road…one that has lasted for nearly five years for us. And through many heartbreaks, delays and fears… we found our little house in the forest and made ourselves at home here in December.
I have been reluctant to share our home. While we are so grateful and humbled by what we have been blessed with, I know many are struggling and I do not take our good fortune lightly… but I felt I must share our big news to demonstrate to everyone rooting for us that our dream came to pass and that dreams are very much real.
So please, if you are pursuing a dream of any size…big or small… keep going. Dreams are real. Magic is real. And I believe in you.
Thank you all for believing in me.
I’m giving away a scrap pack of fabric from my upcoming collection for @modafabrics, Break of Day!
If you’re here from instagram, then please comment on this post how you imagine to use these scraps in your next project? Weekend quilt? Beautiful scrappy pillow? Rag doll clothes? Kitchen apron? I can’t wait to hear from you!
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My favorite food in all the universe is fried green tomatoes…
Here’s my family’s recipe. (We don’t use cornmeal like so many recipes)
Green tomatoes (the key is to have green ones that have just a teeny-tiny peek of pink showing through…they’ll be the most tender)
Salt & Pepper
Dredge your sliced tomatoes in flour on both sides… set aside
Melt about a tablespoon or two of butter in a skillet… make sure the skillet is hot enough that the butter will sizzle when it meets its tomato friends.
Once your skillet is loaded up with maters… the magic happens. Add a dash of sugar, salt and pepper to the tops of these delightful little tasty wonders. Let them fry for three to five minutes before flipping… What you’re looking for is the tomatoes should be golden brown. Once flipped, repeat the process of adding magical fairy dust (sugar/salt/pepper) to the reverse side.
The sugar will start to caramelize…making for a gooey center tomato with some crunch on the outside.
Flip once again to make sure you got all the sugary goodness nice and fried up.
Plate and serve pipin’ hot …some folks like ranch dressing as a dipping sauce, but not me… I’m a purist!