Happy spring! Even though the temperatures are warming up I’m excited that First Frost will be shipping to shops next month. Now is the time to check with your local shop to see if they’ve ordered and ask them to kit anything you might be interested in. Your requests are what gets fabric into shops!
I’ve posted a First Frost PDF bundle and printed pattern bundle (both at a discount!) in my shop to help you plan. The patterns list the SKUs I used for all the quilts in detail. You can also find the individual patterns sold separately and, as always, if you are lucky enough to have a local shop it is great to support them!
We’ll be piecing Woodland Sampler together in my Facebook Group starting in June. So stay tuned for information on that because I have a bunch of great prizes lined up!
Also, in addition to the patterns showed above, my Hometown pattern, originally designed for Celestial Lights on a navy background, looks great in First Frost on white! I had a lot of fun piecing this one and you can find the modified yardage chart here.
I hope you are as excited as I am about these projects! Have a wonderful week and happy quilting!
I hope you and your families are having a happy holiday season! Like everyone else we are very busy over here – I haven’t even started decorating and getting ready for Christmas but at least I’m finally home after weeks on the road! (Which is good also because I have fabric lines to draw too and that is impossible to do in a hotel room!) My studio is overflowing with projects and I’ve put some in my online store – as hard as they are to part with I’m hoping they can make other people’s homes a little brighter this holiday season! Many are magazine projects that I made but don’t remember the specifics of – it all sort of runs together, you know? So if you are interested please take a look here.
Secondly, I wanted to drop in with a report Benartex sent me of shops who ordered Nightingale. As a reminder, there are three patterns designed specifically for this line: Night Garden, Salt Water Taffy, and Sunrise.
This is not a complete list because if they were sold through a distributor (like all international orders and many domestic are) I don’t have access to those records, but this should help those in the US looking for this fabric. (As usual, if you are a shop not listed here or you are listed but under something other than your store name, please contact me and I’ll add you to the list.)
Shops who ordered Nightingale directly from Benartex:
The Bernina Connection – Phoenix AZ
Sun Valley Quilts – Sun City AZ
Honey Run Quilters – Chico CA
Meissner Sewing Machine – Sacramento CA
Quilt In A Day – San Marcos CA
The SewNSew – Glendora CA
eQuilter.com – Boulder CO
Once Upon A Quilt – Ft.Lauderdale FL
The Stitchers Quest – Maryj Esther FL
Fabric.com – Kennesaw GA
Georgia Sewing & Quilting – Buford GA
Sew Much More – Garden City GA
Sew Blessed – Hahira GA
Lin-Rik Flowers – Ellerslie GA
Illinois Quilting in the Valley – LaSalle IL
The Sewing Source – Lake Villa IL
Calico Point – Goshen IN
Rossville Quilts – Rossville IN
Kentucky Fabric World & Quilting – Corbin KY
All About Quilts – Walpole MA
Ann Arbor Sewing Center – Ann Arbor MI
Country Stitches Ltd. East – Lansing MI
Fabric Affair, LLC – Troy MI
Merrily We Quilt Along – Springfield MO
O Sew Personal – O’Fallon MO
White Flower Quilt Shop – Clinton MO
Calla Lily Quilts – Greensboro NC
Creative Sewing Machines – Mt.Airy NC
Sew Much Fun! – Lowell NC
Sherry’s Sew What? – Henrico NC
Lots of you have asked me where you can find my Celestial Lights line for Contempo of Benartex. It debuted at BERNINA University has just started shipping to shops that ordered it there and that is the information I have at the moment. It will be shipping more widely this fall.
If you are looking for the embroidery collection, you can ask your local BERNINA dealer to order it directly through BERNINA.
Here are the shops that were the first to order the line at BERNINA University. (Keep in mind this is not a complete list as I don’t have access to distributor information, which includes information for all non-US orders!):
Arkansas Roger’s Sewing Center, Rogers
Arizona Quilt n’ Sew Connection, Prescott Valley
Mad B’s Quilt & Sew, Mesa
Sun Valley Quilts, Sun City
Sew Hut, San Diego
Sew Simple, Redding
Upland Vac & Sew, Upland
Colorado The Presser Foot, Longmont
Deleware Hayes’Sewing Machine Company, Wilmington
Blue Hen Quilt Shop, Newark
Florida Derrel’s of Pensacola, Pensacola
Once Upon A Quilt, Fort Lauderdale
Paula’s Fine Fabrics, Jacksonville
Tomorrows Treasures Quilt Shop, Ocala
Ladybug Quilt Shop , Jacksonville