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Facebook Live with BeeSewInspired!

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.

 

March Maker Spotlight – The Maker’s Club, Hey Miss Designs

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!

 

https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5fee22431eedb31b72cb2877

 

 

I’m in Quilter’s World Magazine!

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!

https://www.quiltersworld.com/newsletters.php

Snowy Day Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY!

I’m at home on a beautiful snow day and my debut collection for @modafabrics, Break of Day, is giving me all of the spring time feels!  Who is ready to be out in the garden besides me?  Show of hands!
Let’s have some fun and do a giveaway while we are inside pouring over seed catalogs and planning our dream gardens!
Break of Day ships to your local quilt shop in March 2021… That means this layer cake will get to you before the shops get it!  How fun is that?!
To enter –
+ be a follower of sweetfireroad
+ like this post
+ comment on the thing you’re looking forward to most about spring on my blog post (link in bio)
That’s it!
The winner of this layer cake will be drawn on February 10th at 5pm EST and announced in my stories (Winner will also be dm’d directly)
Contest open just to the US and Canada right now, please…
Have a wonderful week, friends…And thank you for your support!
This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram
*By submitting a comment, you will be added to the Sweetfire Road general email list.  You can opt out at any time!  Thank you!

Join me for a FREE mini course with Bonnie Christine!

 

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:

LEARN MORE + REGISTER 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 sweetfireroad@gmail.com

Presale coming soon for Through the Woods

Hi friends!

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!

Warmly, Jackie

Through the Woods by Sweetfire Road for Moda

Home at last

Dear friends,

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.

 

Scrap Pack Giveaway

GIVEAWAY!

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!

To complete your entry, make sure you’ve completed these steps:

To enter –
+ be a follower of @sweetfireroad on instagram
+ like this post on instagram
+ comment the creative way you imagine you’ll use these scraps on my blog post (link in bio)
That’s it!
The winner of the scrap pack will be drawn on January 22nd at 5pm EST and announced in my stories (Winner will also be dm’d directly)
Contest open just to the US right now, please… (Our USPS is doing their best to catch up ….but shipping delays outside of our borders are strained right now)
Have a wonderful week, friends…And thank you for your support!
This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram
*fabulous rusty basket not included*

Moda Fabrics + Supplies

 

Dear Friends,

I’m beyond delighted to announce that I am a new designer with Moda Fabrics + Supplies!  I could not possibly feel more blessed or excited!

For those of you following me who might be unfamiliar with my design journey…  @modafabrics is an internationally known manufacturer of fabrics and finished goods…  and more than that, they are a team of kind, encouraging, supportive and enthusiastic creative professionals.  I will be designing fabric collections for Moda that evoke feelings of home… filled with warmth, wonder and happy memories.

To be designing artwork for fabric collections that will be used to create family heirlooms, quilts and keepsakes fills my heart with immeasurable joy.

My brand new collection, “Break of Day,” launches officially on October 13th!  Please stay tuned!  I CAN NOT WAIT to show you what we are creating together!!

To those of you who have supported me along the way… I love you more than words and thank you with my whole heart.  My cup runneth over.

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Shhhh…. Top Secret Friend Green Tomatoes Recipe

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)

Flour

Butter

Sugar

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!

Enjoy!