Spring life and shows

Time to get outside!

in our own backyard..

At great-grandma’s house, poking around in the mud.

It’s spring, how lovely! We had Easter at my (99 year old) grandmother’s house, and it did my heart good to watch my kids run around hunting for eggs in the same spots that I searched 30 years ago, playing the same games that I played with cousins and sisters down by the little stream.

I have scheduled a somewhat insane amount of shows for May, and it kicks off next week! I’ll be at a the Penn Oaks guild show in Glenmoore, PA, (outside of Philly) May 2-4. I’m guessing this will be a more relaxed pace than the national shows I’ve been doing, so this is a good one if you are local and want to come by and ask questions or see a demo. When I pack up from that, I’ll swing right down to Lancaster for Mid Mod; a private retreat run by Jess Levitt and Heather Kojan. I’m only vending there for a day, but really happy that I’ll see some friends there whom I haven’t seen in years.

I’m not even planning on unpacking the van, because I’ll be home for about a day and a half, then I’ll be back in Lancaster setting up for Quiltfest, May 9-11, at the newly renovated Wyndham Lancaster Resort & Conference Center. It’s right on Route 30 and I’m looking forward to being in a clean and bright new space!

Then I’ll have 2 weeks at home, and while Garrett doubles down on his own work, the kids and I will be busting out the final pieces of their homeschool for the year.

The last week of May, I’m on the road again to Chantilly, Virginia, for Quilter’s Unlimited at the Dulles Expo Center, May 30-June 2. I’m hoping this will be another opportunity to see some friends from when I used to live near Washington, DC. That feels like a million years ago.

Here is a little sampling of what I’ll be bringing along:

Sweet cotton-linen prints. These are 15 % linen, which gives just enough of a different texture that I think they’d be great for summer garments as well as quilting projects.

I’ve started a Grandmother’s Flower Garden with the cotton-linens and am obviously having a little fun fussy-cutting the mosaic print!

Cute Japanese things…

and more cute Japanese things…

And more cute Japanese things.

squishy double gauze in bright colors and muted colors, too.

Outback Wife- I still have a good selection even though these are no longer in production!

Echino canvas

The perle cotton trays…

And of course my raison d’
être, Snowflakes freezer paper shapes!

I have updated my vending schedule page with addresses and times for everything, hope to see some of you out there!

3 thoughts on “Spring life and shows

  1. Oh I hope to be at the quilters unlimited fest at Chantilly. I have not been to that show in ages.
    I love all of your new fabrics.

    Happy Spring. The weather has been truly marvelous. I am in Northern Virginia and took my 95 year old dad to the park in Leesburg and we picnicked and spent time by the Potomac. What a beautiful day.
    I love your photos shared today

  2. Oh, how I love, love, love to see children exploring the outdoors! It looks as though you have a very busy spring schedule mapped out. It is so wonderful that you are enjoying being a vendor. You have so many pretties to sell. I’ve been on an EPP hiatus, but am itching to get some handwork set up.

  3. Hi Jesse. Its Roberta Ast and wanted to say hello. What are your plans for the near future? Selling fabric on etsy or attending/vending at any quilt show. Hope to hear from you soon

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