Matthew Wheeler of Kapa Quilts Blogging about Succulents + {GIVEAWAY}

IMG_5403QuiltCon 2015 was INCREDIBLE.  I can’t emphasize enough that if you haven’t been, you need to make room in your schedule, if possible, to attend the Modern Quilt Guild Convention.  Did I ever tell you about the time that Denyse Schmidt tried to throw me under the bus?  It’s a good story.  You should ask her about it.  Here we are after sitting on a panel together with Jacqueline Sava of Soak and Mary Fons, formerly of Quilty Magazine.

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While in Austin, I had the pleasure of meeting Matt Wheeler of Kapa Quilts and in no time, this kid created the cutest set of baskets using Succulents.  I wanted you to see his creations so we reserved this date for him.  Head over to his blog and look at what he’s whipping up.

Don’t forget, your comment on each blog will be entered into a drawing of fourteen fat quarter bundles of Succulents!!  Here’s the line-up.  We’ll see you back here tomorrow to hear what Sam Howard has to say about using Succulents.

March 15: Heather Givans of Crimson Tate
March 16: Eric Lubrick of Eric Lubrick Photography and Oar to Oar
March 17: Sarah Sharp of {no} hats quilts
March 18: Lindsay Lefevere of ellesquare
March 19: Karen McTavish of McTavish Quilting Studio, blogging at Crimson Tate 
March 20: David Barnhouse of Crimson Tate
March 21: Meghan Eschbaugh of Calvin and Carolyn
March 22: Brooke Starnes of Crimson Tate
March 23: Matthew Wheeler of Kapa Quilts (today’s stop)
March 24: Samantha Howard of Bobaloo Kids,blogging at Crimson Tate
March 25: Amy Garro of 13 spools
March 26: Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts
March 27: Heather Jones of Heather Jones Studio
March 28: Heather Givans of Crimson Tate

Succulents is HERE! And I couldn’t be happier. Can you tell?

Photograph by Eric Lubrick

Image by Eric Lubrick of ericlubrick.com

I’m pretty sure the squealing, yelling, and general bursts of crying joy have been a bit much. I apologize if it’s gotten out of hand.  I just can’t stop.  I continue to try to encapsulate the absolute magnitude of my awe but, I fear I haven’t quite captured it yet. Seriously, being asked to be a Windham Fabrics designer is one of the most thrilling things that has ever happened to me.  It’s like getting picked to work with your best friends on a major project, you pick the theme (SUCCULENTS), and you play.  Oh wait, this idea seems to carry me through my life everyday as I interact with this community of creative professionals in Indianapolis and beyond.  Each day is filled with people I deeply love and enjoy being around and I often say in wonderment “is this my life?”  I’m so honored and happy to be doing the work that I am.  There is a full circle of happiness that surrounds me and it’s a great place to be.  We definitely welcome you in to that circle of happiness at Crimson Tate whether it be in our physical space on Massachusetts Ave in Downtown Indianapolis or whether it be on the interwebs as the place where you connect with us, we’re glad you’re here.

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Image by Eric Lubrick of ericlubrick.com

To kick off a major celebration of Succulents, my debut collection for Windham Fabrics, we will be traversing the interwebs, peeking in on those creative professionals and seeing how they have used and interpreted the fabric.  From Eric Lubrick  (who is the bad ass photographer that took all of the photos in the Windham look book) to peeping inside the brain of world renowned quilter Karen McTavish (who my grandma loves) we’ll be traveling around this cool community gathering inspiration.  Here’s the rockstar line-up:

March 15: Heather Givans (me!) of Crimson Tate :: http://www.crimsontate.com

March 16: Eric Lubrick of Eric Lubrick Photography :: http://oartooar.com/

March 17: Sarah Sharp of {no} hats quilts :: http://www.nohatsinthehouse.com/

March 18: Lindsay Lefevere of ellesquare :: http://www.elle-square.com/

March 19: Karen McTavish of McTavish Quilting Studio :: http://www.crimsontate.com/

March 20: David Barnhouse of Crimson Tate :: http://www.crimsontate.com/

March 21: Meghan Eschbaugh of Calvin and Carolyn :: https://calvinandcarolyn.wordpress.com/

March 22: Brooke Starnes :: http://www.crimsontate.com/

March 23: Matthew Wheeler of Kapa Quilts :: http://www.kapaquilts.com/

March 24: Samantha Howard of Bobaloo Kids :: http://www.crimsontate.com/

March 25: Amy Garro of 13 spools :: http://www.13spools.com/

March 26: Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts :: https://materialgirlquilts.wordpress.com/

March 27: Heather Jones of Heather Jones Studio :: http://www.heatherjonesstudio.com/

March 28: Heather Givans (me!) of Crimson Tate :: http://www.crimsontate.com/

Thanks for getting out the word to all of the succulent lovers in your life!  I think you and they will enjoy the next two weeks of Succulent joy!  Windham Fabrics is giving away fourteen fat quarter bundles during this hop!  So follow along, let us know what moves and inspires you.  The next two weeks are gonna be amazing.

xoxo

Heather