“My first reaction to the challenge fabric was, ‘OMG! That’s a BIG PRINT! Holy guacamole Batman!’”
MQ: What was the first step you took to design this Challenge 2 quilt?
“Well… I showed the fabric to everyone and I do mean everyone! I carried it around with me for several days waiting for inspiration to strike. When that didn’t work, I took the challenge fabric to work, pinned it to the wall and looked at it for 10 hours and that still didn’t work! My husband was worried I would lose the fabric before I even got started on my design!”
MQ: Has your community responded to your participation in Quilt DesignStar™ in any way?
“My quilty friends have been super supportive of this endeavor…they’re the ones that encouraged me to enter the contest. Nancy Mason, one of my BFFs and owner of The River’s Edge Fabric Company, has been trying to push me out of my comfort zone for years! I have designed several quilts for the shop and since the beginning she has been after me to submit my designs for publication. It was on my Bucket List this year so here I am!
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