Spring Quilt Market Progress

Mr Laura here, well things are progressing, (I think), as we move towards Spring Quilt Market. We are preparing for something called Sample Spree. This involves making many samples of each pattern to sell to shop owners at the wholesale show.  In what is either a mark...

To Market, To Market!!

This is it!! This is the week I pack all my Patterns, Samples, Kits, Notions, Booth Décor and somehow squeeze in my personal luggage into our vehicle and head to Houston, Texas for the International Quilt Market and Festival.  Excitement and nerves all rolled up into...

African Safari Professional Tote

Sharon Tippens from Knoxville, TN sent me these great pictures of 2 Professional Totes that she made along with some very kind words about my pattern. I asked for her permission to post these pictures and she very happily let me.   “Laura, I just wanted to...

Sisters

Last week I received a note from June asking me to send her the last page of the Professional Tote pattern as she had lost hers. I sent it to her and she thanked me and said “When I have completed the bag, I will send you a picture and the story behind how my...

One More Time!

I am going to try this blog thing one more time. My life has quieted down since last year so I expect to have more time to spend on this. Last year our daughter got married and I was helping out with all the planning and parties that go along with that. I also had my...

Meeting a customer

Donna from Northern Virginia was in town near Raleigh for Easter and asked me if I had a store because she would like to visit it. I told her that I didn’t have a store, but I used to work at the local Bernina dealer and they are a great quilt shop with...

Judy’s Professional Totes

Judy from Montrose, CO has made 9 Professional Tote bags, and probably on her 10th one by now. This darling cowboy print tote was given to her daughter for Christmas. This black, white and red one is for her grandson’s girlfriend. I hope she knows that she is a...

Separating Zipper in Professional Tote

A few months ago, Welmoed from the blog, There She Sews, http://thereshesews.blogspot.com/2010/02/my-newest-garment-sewing-client.html, wrote me to tell me she had put a separating zipper in the top of her Professional Tote. She very kindly wrote up directions and...