" I wanted to thank you for sponsoring the Cherrywood Vest Challenge at MQX this year. I was the proud recipient of the 1st Place ribbon in the category.
The main vest fabric is Cherrywood New Navy accented with appliquéd flowers from the Blue Lagoon fabric collection. Batting is Hobbs Tuscany Silk and vest was quilted with Superior Rainbows threads. Quilting designs are a mixture of my original designs, commercial designs and free motion work.
I enjoyed working with your wonderful fabric and hope to see you continue your support of the quilting arts."
This quilt was designed by Kim Schaefer for her book "Cozy Modern Quilts" published by C&T Publishing 2009.
It measures 53" x 53"
Jan Potter's "White Buffalo Calf Woman Rhapsody" was juried into both Paducah and Houston this year. It won the Judges Award for Excellent Use of Color in the Arizona Quilt Guild show in March. It is made almost entirely with Cherrywood fabrics, with just a few accents of a Ricky Tims multi color hand dye. It was published in Ricky's book "Desert Visions".
Lorraine Torrence is a good friend of ours and uses Cherrywood in many of her projects. She is shown here with Nancy Zieman during a taping of Nancy's TV program, Sewing with Nancy. (Nancy actually bought one of Lorraine's Cherrywood jackets!)
Christy Marnell used Indigo to Light 8-step to create a simple background to show off her wonderful quilting.
Made by Alex Anderson. This is how she quilts when she can do whatever she wants and it doesn't have to go into a book!
One of my life's 'ToBeDo' items was to take the two magnificent contemporary stained glass windows in our church and translate them to a fabric medium. As chance would have it, our church is being sold this year so it is timely that I completed the first of two windows just as settlement is drawing near. At least we can take the window with us to our new home in Magnolia New Jersey!
The fabric stained glass measures about 33 x 44" and will be included in the Procession of Church banners at our Diocesan Convention in March. The robes of the followers in Christ Feeding Multitudes used your Cherrywood Fabrics.
I have collected packets and grab bags of your fabrics for a few years and could only look and touch the fabrics as I knew I wanted to something very special with them.
I am now in the process of starting the second in this two-series project. I will be coming to the Mancuso New Jersey Quilt Festival on Saturday, March 6 and am looking forward to meeting you all at that time!