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Thursday, November 26, 2015

It's About Time & Happy Thanksgiving

It's been a minute or two since I last blogged (I was getting ready for Market then)
so there's some catching up to do.

This is my little booth in Moda's Designer's Row with Sandy Gervais' booth on the left in the picture and Kansas Troubles' booth on the right.

It was Moda's 40th Anniversary - 40 years with Notions, books and patterns and 25 years of Fabric Design.

Here is the esteemed Mark Dunn with Sandy Gervais and me - his 2 longest running designers.
You notice I didn't say "oldest".  Mark and Cheryl picked Sandy up to design and then 6 months later picked up Linda Brannock and I - Brannock/Patek.

Linda is no longer with us, having passed away earlier this year, but her impact on the quilt world will be with us always.

Moda had an awesome display of quilts for both Market and Festival called "The Making of Moda"
showcasing Marks collection of Antique Quilts used to make the "Collections for a Cause" fabrics.
And this gorgeous quilt made by 3 sisters displayed fabrics from many of the Moda lines.

Embroidered in the Stop Borders were the names of designers and on the back (sorry I didn't get a picture) were embroidered the names of all the different fabric lines.

Here we all are with Mark and Cheryl Freydberg (on my left), the head of the Fabric Department.

They also had a section in the Quilt Display for some of the early quilts from designers and I was honored to have "Cockscombs & Stars" and "Brian's Quilt" hung in that section.
The patterns for both quilts were featured in Country Quilts for Your Soul by Quiltmania but that book is out of print.
When I get a minute I'll try to release them as patterns on my website.

Back in Missouri after Market, routine life resumes
and with it - Deer Season.
Here grandson Jake proudly shows off his deer

and the Thanksgiving quilt was hung in the foyer - "Pumpkins, Turkeys & Geese" from the book
We Gather Together - still in print.

 And a special thanks to the person who sent this.  I just had to pass it on ..................

And keep on quilting  :)