2016 was indeed ‘a year of real change’…and in so many ways, right? Presidential elections, celebrities found and lost, international intrigue and domestic scandals, and personally for us – a colourful and most welcome change of pace: a new business, new projects started, older ones completed, lots and lots of UFO’s still languishing from previous years, all the while creating a new bucket list of new projects that will take me some 3000 years to complete (but hey-who’s counting right?) and many, many more ideas and projects percolating and in the works….
As hard as it was, the end of 2016 was time for Carl and I to say goodbye to our beloved quilt shop Linderella’s Quilt Works located in Southern Pines, NC. Although we were sad to give up the daily routine of running the shop and familiar interactions with customers and long time friends (check out the montage photo to the right – you might see someone you know 🙂 ), it was definitely and personally time for a change up….. Eight plus years and then some, is a long time in one job but it was time for us to reboot our creative juices and return to our first passion of designing quilt patterns and making colourful quilts….
However looking back on 2016, we are mighty proud of what we accomplished, keeping two full time business running at full speed and with no employees I might add. We designed two new patterns now available for purchase : “Mod Dog” & “Splendor”…
In addition to that, we designed a few dozen or so new patterns for some pretty well known fabric companies, such as Free Spirit Fabrics – one of which is now available in kit form at Hancock’s at Paducah entitled, “Flower Show”….
Completed over two dozen or so various quilts or samples for Colourwerx and/or Linderella’s, including our popular “Rainbow Row” for the Row by Row Experience (pictured below on the right); and in addition, taught a full roster of classes using many of our new designs as well as other projects at the shop or at other quilt shops in the area, in addition to prepping and hosting over a dozen demos and/or events throughout the year.
Needless to say, we are super excited to see what 2017 brings and look forward to once again, just as we did in 2008 with Linderella’s , fostering our new business from the ground up. We have so many fun colourful, things planned for you this year: new patterns, new products and kits, free tutorials, giveaways and of course, a few surprises.
We also have a full roster of new classes and lectures available to local quilt shops, guilds and national shows – you can check it all out here. If you think your local shop or guild might be interested in hosting us, we’d appreciate your referrals…
So here’s to 2017!! We hope you’ll continue to follow us on all your favorite social media sites and tell your friends to do the same….and just in case you didn’t know where to find us, here are some links:
“Got Colour” Newsletter
And refer your friends to follow along on this blog as well….
We are so grateful for all of your support this last year and thank you so much for allowing us to share our colourful, quilty journey with you! We hope to see you all very soon!
Until your next colour fix~
Linda & Carl