Friday, October 21, 2011

Good bye Clothworks

It is with great sadness that I tell you that I will no longer be designing fabrics for Clothworks.  It has been a fabulous experience for me and I love dearly all the people at Clothworks!  Like two friends who's paths diverge, and so it is with us.  I like to think that there will be new opportunities for me.  I have been creating lots of new designs, but I am not ready to market them yet.  And I don't know why.  I mention this now because Quilt Market in Houston is coming up soon, and I will not be going for the first time in a long time.  I will miss the excitement and the friends I always see there. 

Meanwhile, my kids are both in school now, and as I say goodbye to homeschooling, I say hello to time in my studio.  I have been richly rewarded.  My enthusiasm for creating my art quilts is in full swing.  I wake up each day excited about what I will work on for the day.  Yesterday, it was dyeing....as in, see my blue arms where the gloves leaked?? Today it was a fun filled morning with our art quilt bee, catching up and dreaming of new projects.

And a little tribute to my long ago launched fabric collection, Urban Landscapes.....here are some new pincushions (see above), designed and built just like the buildings on my 3D quilts like Central Park, and Little Fish in a Big City.  I will be showing how to make these at Quilting Arts Open Studios at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.


And...who can forget this image?  It was the number one all time occurring hit on my blog.  Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

Jamie Fingal said...

A door closes and a window opens to new possibilities. Shop around, take your time, get what you want. Congratulations on having the kids in school and you in the studio. Great news. Can't wait to see what you create in the coming months. See you in Houston, my friend.

kathy york said...

Jamie,
Thanks for the encouraging words. You are probably right about the window of possibilities! Looking forward to spending time with you in Houston!

Rachel Parris said...

What Jamie said. You have proven to yourself that you can do it. Just give yourself some time and space. Can't wait to see you in Houston, dear Kathy.

kathy york said...

Thanks for your support Rachel! I am really looking forward to seeing you in Houston too!

mjnauert said...

Kathy! I love your trees. :). I am also very much in love with your pincushions. Do you sell them? I have exactly one arm and one leg to spare!