Monday, March 17, 2014

How it started.....

Last year I received an email from Midge Concannon asking permission to offer for sale a quilt she made using one of my quilt designs....Cambridge Square. Of course I said yes and Midge was thoughtful enough to let me know about her successful quilt marketing. Here is Midge's story in her own words...

"I contacted you last year about getting permission to sell a quilt made from your pattern "Cambridge Square" that appeared in the May 2010 issue of The Quilter Magazine.

I had the quilt on consignment last fall at Keepsake Quilting in Center Harbor, NH and it did not sell.  In December, I put it up for sale on Etsy and it just sold for $1400! (link to Midge's etsy shop: I'm so excited and hope that the buyer in Houston, TX will enjoy it as much as I did making it.  I sent her an email with a little "bio" about the quilt and gave you full credit for being the designer of the pattern.

Just wanted you to know, and I thank you again for granting me permission to sell this beautiful quilt."

Midge Concannon, Plymouth, MA

Midge's Cambridge Square Quilt

Detail of the Cambridge Square Quilt

This is the beginnings of my love affair with the log cabin block, the Log Cabin Trim Tool and the strip piecing tools (Pineapple and Hexagon) that followed. To see more about the tools, visit my website:

In a follow-up email Midge said: "My success is your success as well. Your design was beautiful and the cutting & assembly directions were perfect." Blessings, Midge

And I say, thank you Midge for sharing your success with all of us. I made this quilt for  The Quilter before I designed the Log Cabin Trim Tool, but you can see that the blocks were made in the same layout as the trim tool and are a hint of what was to come. My thanks to you too, Midge. I love to see what quilters are making with my patterns and tools.

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