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

14 comments:

  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!

    Blessings,
    Sue

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  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.

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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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

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  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!

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

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  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!

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

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  11. Congratulations on the job with the Henry Glass...how 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!

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  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.

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  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!

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  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.
    tp

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