Thursday, August 10, 2017

A Quilter's File Folder

Almost a year later, my mom and I, along with my aunt, took a last minute trip to Missouri Star Quilt Co. this week. MSQC was our destination when my mom and another aunt were involved in a car accident that landed them in the hospital/rehab for 2+ months is Kansas City last August. While they were in rehab, Jenny Doan and her husband, Ron, visited them (see this post about their visit). It was a wonderful gesture and greatly appreciated.

Kraft-Tex File Folder Designed by Thistle Thicket Studio.
As a thank you to Jenny, I quickly made a file folder similar to one I had made last year to carry all of our trip paperwork. That file folder soon became our medical file during our stay in KC. When Jenny visited, we talked all things sewing and I showed her my file folder made from Kraft-Tex and fabric. She commented that it would come in handy for her when she traveled for shows. So, of course, I wanted to make one for her. Click here to see the original folder.

Kraft-Tex File Folder Designed by Thistle Thicket Studio.
The folder features an applique silhouette of a sewing machine on one side....

Kraft-Tex File Folder Designed by Thistle Thicket Studio.
And fabric trim along the flap on the other side.

Kraft-Tex File Folder Designed by Thistle Thicket Studio.
Inside, there are two divided sections to hold papers and a place to insert business cards.

Thistle Thicket Studio Goes To Missouri Star Quilt Co.
We had a lovely day shopping in each of the MSQC shops but did not get to see Jenny because she was filming tutorials. One of the employees, however, took us over to Jenny's office where she sews and I was able to leave the file folder along with a note for her on her sewing machine.

Jenny Doan & Her Kraft-Tex File Folder Designed by Thistle Thicket Studio.
Jenny sent a sweet thank you via email the next morning along with this photo. I hope she'll enjoy using her folder as much as I enjoyed making it for her.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Happy Mail: Little Town

Look what arrived in my mail box today! A bundle of 10 fat quarters of Amy Sinibaldi's new collection "Little Town" by Art Gallery Fabrics!

Bundle of Little Town Fabric Won by Thistle Thicket Studio.
I won this bundle in an Instagram giveaway AGF held after spring quilt market in May. I got to choose which of their new collections I wanted my FQ bundle from and I chose this line because I just loved the colors. It was so popular that AGF sent me a message saying that it had actually sold out a few times so it delayed my prize delivery.

Amy Sinibaldi's Little Town Fabric for ARt Gallery Fabrics on Thistle Thicket Studio.
Although it has a hint of Christmas in the prints, I think it would make a darling quilt for a little girl. The free pattern with this collection is cute and simple but I don't have a need for a little girl's quilt. What would you make with this bundle? Help me find the perfect project!

I want to thank Art Gallery Fabrics for this lovely bundle of joy! The fabric is so soft yet crisp, I can't wait to cut into it and make something fabulous!