Monday, October 30, 2006

International Quilt Market, Houston Texas
October 28-30 2006

Myra and I had a great time in Houston! We met with editors of various magazines, browsed the floor and admired the many really fabulous booths. Our latest fabric collection "Bohemian Rhapsody" was featured in the RJR booth as well as "Daisy Baby" and a design we did for "So You, Sew Fun too!". We have a busy few months ahead designing quilts for a number of magazines (we will keep you posted on that!) as well working on new fabric collections and partnerships.

Waiting for sample spree to open, talking with RJR distributors from Italy.

This is were we had our meetings with the magazine editiors. We designed this quilt for the RJR, "So You, Sew Fun too!" fabric collection, for the the Make it You program.

Home Sweet Home (from Houston)

This is how we were welcomed back to Manitoba...with snow!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Two more sleeps...

until Myra and I leave for Houston! We are attending International Quilt Market in Houston TX. We will be around the RJR fabrics booth as well as browsing around all the different booths checking out what's new. The next couple of days at home will include packing and preparing for the trip. I will let you know how it goes and post picutures on Monday.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Manitoba Prairie Quilters Guild Meeting
October 21st, 2006

Thanks you to the ladies of MPQ!! Your support and encouragement was overwhelming and we thank you for it from the bottom of our hearts. It is always a priviledge to visit and like we said on feels like HOME.

Open House October 16th 2006

Retreat was a sucess and now it was time to move on to the next thing. Monday, October 16th we held our first open house in Winkler. This was an oppertunity for our local customers and supporters to come and see what we had been up to this past year and purchase our products. Our door prizes where valued at $350.00. We had a gift basket with Fabrics, books & notions as well as a bundle of 29 fat quarters. The winner of the gift basket was Lynda M. and the winner of the fat quarter package TBA.
3rd Annual Hometown Retreat
October 13-15th, 2006

October has been a busy month and I know that I have not been posting daily but today is the day I fill you in on what has been happening at bmd.

It started with a bang! We received our 2nd fabric collection "Bohemian Rhapsody". It was an excitting day for a number of reasons. First, we had been working on the collection for almost one year and finally we were seeing it in cloth. Second, now that the fabric had arrived we were that much closer to our 3rd annual Hometown retreat!

We have visited many guilds over the years and have met a lot of great quilter's and three years ago we decided that we would like to offer a retreat in our "Hometown" of Winkler MB. We design an exclusive project, they are the first consumers to see the new fabric collection and we make it a great time and they make new friends too.

This year we had quilter's from Red Lake, Ignace, Dryden & Kenora ON as well as quilters's from Winnnipeg, Mather & Oakbank MB and quilter's from SK as well.
Here is a picture of our group this year. Myra and I had a great time. Here are just a few comments from our 'rereater's'.

"I just wanted to let you know how much you two have helped me, how important these times have been, and how great it is to meet you two and all the other friends at your retreats! Keep up the great work, and have fun doing it."

"Thank you for the lovely weekend."

"Thanks!!! The week end was really fun. It was great to see the ‘regulars’ and meet the ‘newbies’. You were very generous during the week end. The little surprises on our sewing machines in the morning were very sweet."

"I am writing to thank you again for hosting the retreat. It is the highlight of the fall for me. Your kindness and generosity is truly appreciated."

"Thanks again, Myra & Cori, for a wonderful weekend - always fun and inspiring, and a good venue. It's nice to see all those that return every year, and you give us that opportunity by organizing this event. It's a lot of work for both of you, but it's truly appreciated. Looking forward to next years retreat - and both of you have a wonderful year to come."

Thanks to all the ladies who came, the "newbee's" and the "regulars". We are already looking forward to next year!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Welcome to blue meadow designs blogg!

I can't believe that we have a blogg. I wanted a place were I could keep our customers and friends up to date on our comings and goings, our inspirations and just stuff about us. You may be wondering who the "us" is. I will be introducing you to my business partener Myra Harder very soon. This is where we will keep you posted on our appearances and what's happening at bmd.