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Are you coming to MODA’s Country Fair?

If you are a MODA customer, you've probably already heard the fun news and you have already received your special little ticket and the fun commemorative towel…. aren't they fabulous?   If you are a Fig Tree customer, then you are most likely a MODA customer. So by one of those math properties we all learned in junior high school…. if you are a  Fig Tree customer, then you are invited to the party of the week! So to all you Fig Tree customers out there, please join us on Friday night at the place to be…. that would be the MODA COUNTRY FAIR!       Hope to see you there. I'll be the one who is finally taking a breath and relaxing a bit after way too much work and prep. I'll probably have a glass…

This too!

Did I mention that you could use it to "put a bird on it" too. Wherever you might like a bird that is! In this case on the end of a winter table runner. Love it! Although I am not usually a fusible webbing kind of gal, this little machine is so much fun to use that I am hooked! And for those of you going to Market, there will be a couple of opportunities to win some of these goodies you see below. In fact, there might be more than a couple of said opportunities. Stay tuned for times and places!   xox…

A fun new product

I have a little something to share about a fun new product with a wonderful company that makes a fabulous little machine that everybody should have to play with! More at Market or maybe tomorrow. Just saying.   xoxoxo…

The i-TOP

I mentioned this great tool in yesterday's post and thought I would share a bit more about it today.      While I was at Market in Houston this past fall, we did the "designer pillow" presentation for the MODA schoolhouse. It was a packed house and we had to do the presentations twice to accomodate all of our wonderful customers who wanted a sneak peek at what we were up to. We felt a little silly repeating all the stories twice, but it was fun. After we returned to our booth with our little button pillow in hand, it seemed that every few minutes someone would come by and ask us if we had used the i-TOP for the pillow. At first we just politely told people that we used standard covered button kits but it didn't take long for us…

Home From Quilt Market

I'm home. Which means that I am officially on couch vacation for at least another day or maybe two. This is my favorite place to be after I return from Quilt Market– for those of you who have been following me for a long time you might remember that it is specifically the left corner of my couch LOL!! I don't move from it for a few days and can only accomplish what I can do from there. Which believe it or not, is quite a lot given them my entire life is on my laptop and iphone these days. Let's just say that we eat a lot of takeout the week following Market. But in case you are just a little bit worried, the office staff are sending out your orders like crazy so even though i look like a bump on…

Market Day #2

  Market Day #2 is done and we are watching the World Series in the Lobby Bar. Let me explain. After a full day of selling, talking, business appointments, schmoozing [such an official term I know] and generally "moving and grooving" [what does that mean exactly anyway?] we have finally taken off our shoes… literally…, put up our hair and are sitting down. Believe me, the term "sitting down" has a whole new meaning when you have been standing up in dress clothes and high heels for 10 hours. I know, I know, life is so hard here at Market. I am not complaining. Much. Business was great today. We only have a very few catalogs left so if you are a store and haven't come by yet, you might want to in the morning because I can tell that we will…

Quilt Market: Day 1

Hello Everyone! First day of Market is all done and we have just wrapped up the biannual MODA party!  It was the most fun we have had in a long time. MODA hosted the party at the Minute Maid Ballpark here in Houston and as always they went all out on all accounts. Great venue change! Its conveniently located 2 blocks from the convention center where Quilt Market is hosted so it couldn't be a more perfect location. Amazing Texas BBQ, good friends including MODA reps, designers, customers and mill reps and a really fun country western/old rock band made for a wonderful evening full of dancing.  Day 1 of Market was fabulous and the new line, Buttercup, has been wonderfully received by our customers. The brand new patterns are flying off the racks and at this point I couldn't even tell you…

Houston Here We Come

I'm sitting at the airport right now waiting for a delayed flight to Houston. Quilt Market will be underway within days and then before you know it- all this waiting and working and sewing and tweeting and formatting and drawing and photoshopping and designing will all be over and we'll be home again. I never feel quite ready when it all starts and I can never believe that its all over when it is. And this is easily the 14th or 15th time I am doing this. You'd think I would be "in the groove" of things more after all that practice. But… NO!   Anyway, in the coming days I will be showing you our newest goodies, one by one and also sharing a few extra special kits that we have available from our show last week at Pacific International…