Summer is Coming!

Spring has been beautiful in the pacific northwest. Getting used to the rain after 25 years in the desert!! But that is why it is so green here and what my beloved Redwoods love the most. I have just designed a line for Free Spirit fabrics and I am so excited about it. Spring Market went well and it will be shipped to the stores in November. I will have a spot for ordering it on my web site once I get the yardage!!! can’t wait I love my new line and I am currently working on the second line for Free Spirit which will show at next years Spring Market. I love painting and they are translating my paintings to fabric. They made me promise not to show until one month out from shipping so we will all just have to wait. In the meantime I am working on several quilts. One, a map quilt, for the cover of my brothers second book it in the Steve Walsh mysteries, that takes the place of a map that shows where the hidden treasure is. Another a fractured landscape that I started at Asilomar in my Fractured Landscape class that I taught there the first of the year. Another is for my big show at the Texas Quilt Museum In October based on the Artful log cabin inspired from a teal and orange old door. So busy busy. Trying to get all of the odds and ends finished up so that I can start a new still life piece. Over memorial day my cousin, sister and myself got together and finished 14 quilt tops that we donate to the Veterans center at College of the Redwoods for Christal Morris to give to our local vets to thank them for there service. We love making these for those guys and gals and love them for what they have done for our country. Here are the tops, now we need to get them all quilted by the end of July to present them to our soldiers. A busy summer ahead for me and I hope you have a productive and creative summer. love and hugs, katiepm