My folk-art imagery reflects my multi-cultural background and my fascination with folkart from around the world. Inspiration comes from memories collected during my African childhood with its animals and grasslands, a sojourn in the green South of England and time spent in Connecticut, Tennessee, Utah and Ohio.
Kelly and I spent two days at Quilt Market hunting for new items for the website and visiting with good friends. It was great to catch up with Brandon and see Westminster Fabrics new line.
Valori Wells is one of my favorite young designers and it is always good to visit with her. She has two new clothing patterns as well as a wonderful fabric line called 'Caravan' which included knits and cottons. She also won second place for her great booth.
Wendy and I released our second line of ribbons with Renaissance Ribbons. It consists of houses, dogs, birds, pumpkins and trees. Brighten up your projects with these new ribbons. For wholesale orders contact renaissanceribbons.com and for retail orders visit suespargo.com
Kelly made this wonderful pillow to showcase the line. It was a hit with many customers. I receive this photo from Sheila at Renaissance Ribbons of Kaffe admiring her work. How fun is that!
On Friday night we caught up with Jenny, Kerry, Jenny and Lucy from Australia and Saturday night we dined and had a few Margaritas with Kori, Lynn and Cathy who joined me in Italy this year. It was fun to catch up and reminisce.
Quilt market is always over the Halloween weekend and you just never know who you will meet!
We bought great organic fabrics from Birch. They were wonderful soft colors and something different for our website.
It was great to see my friend Sarah Fielke and her husband Damien from Australia. She had her own booth with her new book 'From Little Things' and her fabric line 'St Ives' from Lecien Fabrics.
We also bought great fabrics from Alexander Henry. They had a wonderfully creative booth highlighting their fun fabrics.
Sunday evening we were treated to a great Mexican meal. We had many great laughs with good friends.
Kelly and I returned home Monday inspired to create new and wonderful projects.
I have two more teaching engagements this year then I will have a little time to create.
Have fun stitching