Connie and I presented a trunk show yesterday at Quilt Expo in Blue Earth, MN where they had over 250 quilts on display.
We talked a little about how we began in 1981 and showed some of our first quilts and patterns. Our friend, JoLynn Olson, was in the audience and we reminisced with her about a craft show in Garner where we first met her. We bought our first rotary cutters, mats and rulers from JoLynn! She was the inspiration to contact a distributor in Minneapolis all those years ago who gave us our start in Houston at Quilt Market by buying 24 patterns which led to our first large order of 12 dozen hand lettered patterns. Thank you, JoLynn!
It was three years ago this week that we announced our closing. It was quite a treat to give this program again when we weren’t so busy with the shop and we didn’t have to take quilts down from the wall for the show and tell.
Here are a few quilt photos I took – so many quilts we liked – very inspirational!
School is starting this week – how is that possible? Is everybody gong to watch the eclipse tomorrow? We have a cloudy forecast so I’ll be watching on TV.