Wednesday, November 30, 2011

An Ending and a New Beginning

This is the second year that I have taught a 10 month BOM. The group was broken into 2 groups who met once a month. Everyone started with little or no applique skills. As each month went along, their skills and confidence grew. This is such a fun class to do. You really get to know everyone and become friends. It is also fun to make a quilt together. I wanted to show how different everyone's blocks were so I have some photos here. These are a few of the students. All heads have been cut off to protect their identities. LOL The coloways go from bold primary colors to Civil War....
They are all beautiful!

I am really going to miss them all! So that is my ending. What is my new beginning? Well.... I have been working behind the scenes to design a fabric line with the lovely folks at Henry Glass Fabrics! The line has a vintage feel of course. It is being released in January. I can't show you what it looks like just yet and I don't have a ship date. I will be back with more details but let me tell you that I am so excited I can hardly stand it. I knew right from the beginning that fabric design was something I wanted to do and now here I am. I have been very blessed and super lucky I think. I am so thankful to all the quilters who have bought patterns/books, come to classes, listen to me speak or tuned in to the blog. Without you guys I wouldn't have made it this far. I owe everything to you guys! That is one of the reasons that I love doing the free BOMs. It is my little thank-you to each of you.
Happy Quilting, Dawn


  1. Oh I just love looking at the applique. Your ladies did such nice work! I love applique so much and these days prefer it over piecing!

    I am so excited for you and your new fabric line. I can't wait to see it! I'll be anxiously looking for more details!


  2. Congratulations on your new fabric line. How exciting!! I love the beautiful blocks from your class. Too bad I live so far away. I would love to take a class with you as teacher.

  3. How exciting!!! Looking forward to seeing your fabric!

  4. Congrats on the fabric line - I can't wait to see it! Your BOM class looks like so much fun - all of the blocks look wonderful!

  5. Those photos are great. Looks like everyone had a good time and learned a lot. Congratulations on your new fabric line, cannot wait to see it.

  6. It has been so much fun to watch your success along the way. What an honor to be asked to design fabric! You are so multitalented. I am still not finished with my applique I started last year. Hopefully I will finish it and get it into a quilt. There is so many techniques I want to try! Marilyn

  7. Do you know how excited I am to hear that your line will have that vintage feel?!!! Don't get me wrong for the gals making some beautiful and brightly colored fabrics but I seriously lean towards that antique aged look....yeah Dawn! I'm seriously looking forward to it!

  8. Your students did a great job, their applique is beautiful. Can't wait to see your new fabric line.

  9. There is no stopping you! I love that you branching out into fabric designing. You've got so much going on inside that brain of yours. So glad that you share your creativity with us!

  10. Your fabric line is going to be fabulous! :)

  11. Congratulations on the job with the Henry exciting is that!

    Your class looks like they had a great time and did a lovely job.

    Can't wait to see your new fabric line.

    Thanks for the BOM. x 2!

  12. Oh, thanks for sharing all those works with us. It is fun to see what fabrics people use in their projects. I really neat to finish my version of that quiklt.
    Wait until you see my Hartfield blocks. I am working on the stars.

  13. Congratulations on your fabric line - I can't wait to see it! How exciting for you! And thank you for your free BOM ! I just finished Folk Art Tribute and did the big stitch quilting on it - which I love. (I'm putting it on my blog)
    Also love the Vicksburg blocks that everyone did - one of my favorites!
    Blessings to you Dawn!

  14. Dawn,
    I recognize the Vicksburg quilt in some of the blocks. I still want to do that quilt, but missed the pattern. Is it going to come out for sale? I sure hope so.


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