Friday, August 22, 2014

You Meet the Nicest People…

…in Blogland!  And sometimes these people happen to be famous quilt/fabric designers…like KATE SPAIN!

If you are a regular reader, then you know that my middle daughter got married earlier this month!  After the wedding, I was writing about how guests signed plain off-white rectangles of fabric which will eventually be turned into a wedding quilt for the happy couple!


My daughter, Maggie had picked out the fabric ‘Horizon’ by Kate Spain to go with the plain off-white blocks.  It’s Kate’s newest line and will be out in September!  Well, after writing this post, I received a comment from Kate Spain HERSELF “wondering if it would be possible for her to add a tiny scrap of fabric to their special wedding quilt?”  OMGosh!!  ONLY in blogland could this happen!! 

I immediately phoned my eldest daughter, who is a modern quilter and LOVES Kate Spain!  You’d think a rock star had come calling!!  I have to say that for a nano-second Erin’s nose was just a teeny tiny bit out of joint…I believe the word ‘white-out’ was used, followed by insert Erin’s name on the square…:o)  Nope, it was all good!  haha…

So after a few emails flew back and forth, it was arranged that  Kate was sending a block for Maggie and Toby’s quilt!  How exciting!!

Well look at what the mailman dropped off yesterday…IMG_1751

I was expecting a card and block…how cute is this…and in Maggie’s wedding colours!


AND…also in the package was a ‘little sumthin’ sumthin’ for Erin and me…!!


OMGosh…will you LOOK at this!!  A jelly roll of ‘Daydream’ and a Charm Pack of ‘Solstice’ from KATE SPAIN!!  Is Kate Spain not the sweetest designer on the planet!  (No this is NOT a question…it is a FACT!!)  This fabric is gorgeous…bright and happy just like Kate herself!


Yup…I might have to wrestle Erin to the ground for a piece of this fabric!  :O)  Also check out the card…designed by Kate with the cutest Kate Spain logo on the back!  Dang stinking cute! 


Yes, you meet the nicest people in Blogland!!  Thank YOU SEW MUCH, Kate Spain!  The happy couple’s quilt just got bumped up to a whole new level!! 

And just look at what’s over the ‘HORIZON’…coming next month to a shop near YOU! 


Is this not the prettiest fabric EVER!  ‘HORIZON’ designed by Kate Spain… one talented and very generous designer!

Have a FUN Friday and Happy Stitching!~P


  1. WOW!!! That is such a wonderful, exciting story. Will be looking forward to seeing the finished quilt!!!

  2. Now that is a NICE cool for Maggie and Toby......

  3. That is very cool! It seems most designers are generally very generous and kind. Obviously Kate is no exception!!

  4. And here I was just excited when Kate commented on one of my Instagram photos! ;) I agree with Erin - that scrap needs some white out and her name. :D

  5. This quilt will be a great one! Email just come in that Pioneer Quilts in Happy Valley has found a new location in Oak Grove so when you are being a snowbird you can stop in. Address is 3101 SE Courtney RD. Happy Sewing

  6. What a lovely gift to be given to the bride and groom. And to you and Erin also.

  7. Nice! I also had a comment just this week from Kate regarding the post I wrote about her In From the Cold quilt. Nice to know designers are on the look out for posts about them and care enough to follow up.


  8. Just goes to show what a generous community we quilters belong to. Can't wait to see the finished quily.

  9. I love your idea of the signature blocks and can't wait to see how it comes out. And what a wonderful thing for Kate to do and the added surprise for you was a special treat.


  10. Wow! Love your story! So kind of Kate Spain and such pretty fabric! Have a nice weekend!

  11. That'll be a special quilt, kudos to Kate Spain!

  12. Kate is special, I received an email from her when I first posted a blog.

  13. Wonderful for you both..
    Hugs, Maggey

  14. how lovely that Kate did this for your daughter, love the latest fabric she has designed, look forward to seeing the quilt complete with all the signatures on, what a great reminder for such a happy ocassion

  15. Oh WOWW is about all I can say.

  16. So sweet! There are kind and generous people still out there. Always nice to be reminded of that!

  17. Amazing! This a story that will never get old!!
    Love the new fabric line too!!

  18. That is great! Yes, we do meet the most amazing people in blogland...and we feel like they are our friends even if we never meet in person. Beautiful fabric line too.

  19. What a sweet gesture from someone with a huge heart! blessings, marlene