Crimson Tate Fireside Holiday Gift Guide {Days 7-12}

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Now, let’s move over to the Crimson Tate Fireside Holiday Gift Guide Days 7-12.  Here’s what you need to know:

Day Seven


Extra! Extra! Read all about it! It’s Day Seven of the Crimson Tate Fireside Holiday Gift Guide. You guessed it… today’s featured gifts are quilty magazines! Love Patchwork & Quilting, we can’t get enough of you!! And Generation Q, you slay it! Or sleight it… right, Santa? Seriously, though, these magazines are full of inspiration, ideas, creativity, and joy. Pick up a copy today!

Day Eight


Yahooo yahoooooo! The Yelp Totally Bazaar was that evening!! It’s Day Eight of Crimson Tate’s Fireside Holiday Gift Guide. Today’s perfect prezzie recommendation… you guessed it… is an I LOVE Indiana Pillow! Oodles and oodles of Indiana Pillows can be found tonight at the Yelp Bazaar (at the Indy Central Library, RSVP on Yelp required!!) and throughout the rest of the season in the store. Crimson Tate’s handmade Indiana Pillows add a touch of Hoosier pride and comfort to every room. Come and give them all a squeeze!

Day Nine


On the Ninth Day of Crimson Tate’s Fireside Holiday Gift Guide, my dear friend gave to me…. a Pin Cushion Cuff!!! These bad boys come from LOCAL maker Ellesquare! The Pin Cushion Cuff is a cuuuuute and functional handmade sewing accessory. Don’t forget to load these bad boys up with straight pins for an even nicer gift!

Day Ten


We’ve got SERIOUS Local Love around here. Today it’s Day Ten of the Crimson Tate Fireside Holiday Gift Guide. We celebrate our UBER creative local friends Sarah Sharp of No Hats In The House, Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts, and Heather Jones of Heather Jones Studio. Crimson Tate is filled with wonder and inspiration because of these local kids. We love you guys. Thanks for being in our #squad.  Up to five patterns ship for free!!

Day Eleven


Crimson Tate Fireside Holiday Gift Guide Day 11!! It’s time to decorate the hearth and we’ve got the cutest stocking kits you ever did see. Each kit includes everything you need – fabric, fusible fleece, and pattern. Two hour project, max!

Day Twelve


Welcome to December 12 and the Twelfth Day of the Crimson Tate Fireside Holiday Gift Guide. Twelfth rhymes with elf and elves love double knit and double gauze. I’m surprised you’ve never heard that before. Lucky for us all, we’ve got a smattering of double goodness at Crimson Tate so you can make your favorite elves supertown happy.

March 17: Sarah Sharp of {no} hats in the house Is Amazing

sarahsharpIf you haven’t met Sarah of {no} hats in the house, you need to know her.  As a majorly talented and speedy quilter, Sarah can be found paper piecing fabric swatches the size of her pinky nail.  PINKY NAIL! She amazes me and overwhelms me in her ability construct sophisticated beautiful work in what seems to be three minutes. (I know this isn’t true but she always seems to whip things together in no time flat.) Wait until you see what she has to say about working with Succulents.  When we discussed the possibilities creating a pattern that uses my fabric, she texted me a photo of her sketch and crying ensued.  Seriously.  The execution is even better than the drawing, so hold the phone.  Amazing.

Head over to Sarah’s blog and check out what she created and don’t forget to leave a message on her Succulents post for a chance to win fat quarter bundle two of fourteen courtesy of Windham Fabrics!

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

Photograph by Eric Lubrick

Image by Eric Lubrick of

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.


Image by Eric Lubrick of

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 ::

March 16: Eric Lubrick of Eric Lubrick Photography ::

March 17: Sarah Sharp of {no} hats quilts ::

March 18: Lindsay Lefevere of ellesquare ::

March 19: Karen McTavish of McTavish Quilting Studio ::

March 20: David Barnhouse of Crimson Tate ::

March 21: Meghan Eschbaugh of Calvin and Carolyn ::

March 22: Brooke Starnes ::

March 23: Matthew Wheeler of Kapa Quilts ::

March 24: Samantha Howard of Bobaloo Kids ::

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 (me!) of Crimson Tate ::

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.