Have you heard of a face-ie? Well leave it to Barb from Me and My Sister to coin a new phrase. She meant selfie but I like using face-ie now. When the moda designers and staff get together their is always plenty of shenanigans. I was not taking a face-ie but they had me hold my hand up to the camera as if I were. Then they were saying lean back, further, further, further as if i were to be better positioned in the frame of the picture. However I do believe this was a trick to see if I would fall flat on my booty, as you can tell by the way they were all positioning their cameras to get a shot of me on the floor. I hope I surprised them with my great balance and yoga moves. OR maybe I disappointed them if you know what I mean.
Welcome Welcome. I am honored to be one of the stops on the tour along with such talented people. Sweet Celebrations features projects from 21 designers or as we call them chefs.
Chef is code word so that our families think we are spending more time in the kitchen than in the sewing room.
Why I am on the hop? Because I had the honor of compiling this project. However I did not do it alone. I had lots of help from Angela Yosten and Jenny Garland who helped hatch the entire project.
I also wanted to give a shout out to Chelair Etter who took care of making sure each chef had the ingredients necessary to complete their project. Thanks also to the great crew at Stash Books for putting together such a great book that can be used throughout the year.
The book was started a year and a half ago so to see the actual book and the great projects inside is such a great surprise to see how it all came together.
Throughout the hop you will see a few of the projects in the book so I am not going to duplicate those images. However I am going to show you the pages titled, Celebrate the Designers. That is really what this blog hop is all about, celebrating the designers and all the work they put into this project. I am lucky enough to have my hands on an early copy of the book. I also have many pages flagged for the projects that I want to make!
If you are a storeowner, you can meet some of the chefs at market. They will be there doing a book signing in the United Notions booth.
If you are coming to Quilt Festival in Houston, there will be a Moda Bake Shop booth, showcasing some of the projects from the book as well as all the projects online at the bakeshop.
Leave a comment telling me what your favorite part of quilting is and I will draw a winner for this little bag of treats that includes 8 different 2 1/2″ charm packs called Moda Candy.
here is a link to the recipe.
Hop on over to Little Miss Shabby to see what she is saying today about Sweet Celebrations.
Sarah Fielke shared this on FB a while back. Amazing!
I can’t wait to get to quilt market and see all the new books. I hope to bring some books
home to show to everyone. Possibly a few giveaways!.
Thank you so much for reading
my little o blog. It means alot to me.
Tomorrow we hop a short plane ride to Houston Texas. 2 crazy days of setting up booths, sales meetings and seeing old friends. I always have intentions of remote blogging, but there is not enough time in the day. So I thought I would post a few links here for you to enjoy some sneak peeks to anything moda.
Alicia – one of our machine quilters have a few peeks on her blog.
Kate Spain talks about her Good Fortune.
Aneela Hoey from across the pond shares her adventures and projects.
Bunny Hill’s Ohh La La is just that. She continues to amaze us with her sophisticated baby lines.
Cosmo Cricket has posts about her newest line of fabric but I enjoyed this post more. Fried Mac & Cheese. Oh I am so hungry!
Jan Patek is on the road!
Malka will be at Market for a meet and greet!
me and my sister are in an auriful booth hop. I wish I could win a big package of auriful thread!
Polly and Laurie will be there.
Sweetwater is ready to roll!
You can follow all of the moda designers from the moda webpage. including any updates and new designers.
Thank you to all the sewers, binders, designers, painters, packers, builders that work behind the scenes to help put the moda show together.
Susan, Chelair, Lorinda, Mariza, Eladia, Sophie, Aida, Kathy,Victor, Ted, Isla, Alicia, Alison, Sue, Valerie, Jan, Sherron, Sara, Maggi, Holly,Outlaw, Ducky, Barb, Sherri, Diane, Crystal, Nancy, Barb, Rachel, Sherri, Gerri,
Yosten, Emily, Dennis, Herbert, Juan and of course the “other” Lisa.
If there is something you would like to hear about that goes on at market, leave me a comment and I will see what I can do.
Well Jan had just returned from France where she was a guest teacher for Quiltmania. She had already seen issue no. 83 of Quiltmania. Guess what! There was my quilt. You can’t begin to believe the amount of time that passes from the date you complete your quilt to the date it is published. I feel as if I have sent one of my children off to boarding school and they finally have come home all grown up. Actually I had forgotten all about them having the quilt. Reminds me of when we forgot Travis at the baseball field.That is another story, he made it home safe and so will my quilt. Anyhow I was surprised and delighted!
The only change I would make is that you got to travel with your quilt when you sent it to France.
By the way Quiltmania magazine is available at quilt stores.
During the Memorial day weekend, I was perusing through the stack of books from Market. One of my new favs is Red White and Something Blue from That Patchwork Place. Those are 3 of my favorite colors along with brown, aqua, grey and on and on and on.
Then I come to this masterpiece! Just kidding! There was one of my quilts that McCall’s had published. The entire book is a collection of quilts from past issues. So if you missed it then now is your chance.
I couldn’t believe this quilt also featured French General fabrics. I didn’t know how l much loved working with this line.
And last but not least I got to drool over something else that was a year and a half in the making. I had a very small part in this but I know several people that worked very hard on making it all happen.Thank you to Angela, Susanne, Jenny, John, Natalia, Vanessa, Vickie, Rachel, Julie, Roslyn, Melissa, Amanda jean, Monica, Sweetwater, and Kimberly.
Barb and Mary from Me and My Sister also did a hilarious blog post about shoes. Barb said she was buying shoes because it was the only thing she didn’t need to buy in a larger size.
So you can see even though the shoes do not have to be the
height of fashion, they are very important.
and his shoes. He is often approached at market just to see what he is
wearing! Those of you that know him, am I right?
When Cheryl and I were
We laughed and laughed.
So I began to “audition” shoes I would NOT be wearing to Quilt Market.
Waiting in the wings…. American Jane always poised for any appearance.
Time for another commercial break. (insert the Geiko lizard here.)
Gotta run…………Check back for more market peeks……………………..
and be available in stores in April. Aneela has also been a moda bake shop contributor.
View her project here.
as Betty White says, I am on the Twitter.
@modalissa and @ModaFabrics