Thursday, August 4, 2016

Presentation at Pineapple Fabrics!

I'm so excited and honored to be presenting my lecture on "How to use Pineapple Packs to expand your Creativity" at Pineapple Fabrics August 26 & 27 at 10 am. This will be a free event (although you might want to touch base with them if you know you are coming, web-site and will have the added bonus of being held during their awesome end of summer fabric sale! If you've never been to one of their sales, you are in for quite a treat. Pineapple carries a wonderful variety of new fabrics from contemporary to traditional, and during their sale they mark their fabrics down to unbelievable prices! Not only will you find beautiful batiks, modern prints and traditional small prints, they also carry solid cotton fabrics in every color of the rainbow as well as extra-wide quilt backing too. Truly there is something for everyone in their selections, and then there are the beautiful Pineapple Packs they put together, they are like little works of art.

What, you might say, is a Pineapple Pack? Well this company has done half the work for you with these little gems. Pineapple Packs are a set of pre-cut fabrics that are beautifully coordinated to make up your projects perfectly. They come in several different types of cuts such as 2-1/2" jelly-roll strips, 5" charms, 10" squares, bonus (oversized) fat quarters and more. Not only that, there are lots of complimentary project sheets you can choose from to make up your Pineapple Pack! With the cutting and coordinating done for you, your project will be a breeze to stitch up. And there are so many designs to choose from: pet projects, tote bags, and sewing accessories among others. Each Pineapple Pack has a name depending on which cuts are included, and the corresponding project sheets have the same name to make it easy for you. And I cannot tell you how nice these folks are, they go out of their way for outstanding customer service - often a dying art these days (but not here!)

I am thrilled to be presenting a new design and several variations of it which will be free during my lecture! I'll be sharing lots of tips and ideas on taking this style and doing more to really stretch your creativity. I hope you'll join me at Pineapple Fabrics in Archdale, NC on these dates for inspiration and a great time!