It has been a very exciting week so far!
Monday I taped 2 segments on Quilting Arts TV with Susan Brubaker Knapp - on her very first day as the new host! The first segment was about the process of developing the SAQA fundraiser fabric collection with Andover Fabrics, and everybody there went crazy over the artwork.
If this early enthusiasm is a good indicator, I'd say we have a smash hit! The collection will be unveiled as a sneak preview at the SAQA Conference in DC on May 1st, and will premier to the industry at Quilt Market in mid-May.
This QA TV segment will air in August, and we'll be sure to put a clip on our video page. (where you can see previous QA TV clips now!)
The rest of this week I am in New York with Sophie for Spring Break, doing a combination of business and vacation. Having lived here for 6 years while I worked in the fashion industry (after living in Hong Kong), it is kind of like coming home. I'll be visiting a couple of our suppliers while here - always fun to see what's new in the design studios.
Here's a collage of a Broadway photo, with several of our New York themed fabrics. Can't you just hear Frank Sinatra singing when you look at these fabrics?
It looks like I'll be back in New York in September on the way to Rome, for the Quilters Take Manhattan event with the Quilt Alliance. We are sponsors for the SAQA Conference, Quilt Canada, and Quilters Take Manhattan... hope to see you at one of these events!
POLAR BEAR TOUR:
The window of opportunity is closing on the last few spaces with my group. We are trying to hold it open until April 1st for our last few quilters to sign up, but once they open it to the public it will fill up fast. If you've been waiting to register, NOW is the time to call Aly and put down a deposit! Payment plans are welcome. I don't want you to be disappointed and end up with a group of strangers if you call late. We have a nice group already signed up - very exciting!