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Update On Me


Hi friends, I am sorry to say things have been put on hold with Kathryn Marie Designs in terms of new designs and products.  This August I found out I have a mediastinal mass in my chest.  I have had two surgeries, one very invasive surgery that will take months for me to heal and be able to quilt and dye again.  I am still at a loss for a diagnosis and am currently undergoing more testing at an incredible hospital.   I am confident my Doctors will find out what exactly is going on and figure out a treatment plan.

For the meantime my life consists of Netflix and books in bed or in my living room and hospital visits.  My shop is still open however, please feel free to purchase anything and if you see a piece on Instagram just message me about it, it may be for sale just
not up on my site! 

I will also have a ton of wallhangings, table runners, scarves, quilts and blankets  all hand dyed and hand designed by me available at Charlevoix Circle of Arts from November 17-December 23rd.  Opening night is Friday, November 17th at 5PM.  See you there!

                                                                                                                                       xxx Kathryn Marie

 

 

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Spring, A Good Time For New Beginnings

As most of you know by now, my website was hacked in January while I was on a 6 week trip out West.  Not fun, especially because I always would rather be dyeing fabric or sewing so I put off fixing the issues till now.  I apologize for the inconveniences it may have caused!

I have a new website I am currently tweaking the layout of now.  I have switched my store back to Etsy for the time being because I have found 90% of my business is commission based, so it is easier to just let Etsy do the work for me basically!

A lot has happened in the first few months of 2017!  To start I had 14 quilts and 4 table runners in an art show at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City, Michigan for a month.  It was a great show and I really enjoyed being a part of it!  Below are a few photos from the show!

I was lucky enough to tag along on a photography trip to Telluride, Colorado, Moab, Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah and Jackson, Wyoming this winter.  It was an incredible trip and I promise to post about it and show photographs because I was insanely inspired by it!

Thanks for being so patient with me! I  will be blogging more regularly and updating everyone on what I have been doing!

                                                                            xxx     Kathryn Marie

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What A Busy End of The Year!

What an amazing year of sewing I have had!  I want to give a HUGE thanks to all of my family, friends, customers and social media friends for your love and support of my new business!

The last couple of months have been focused on Holiday Commissions and getting ready for a big show in January that I will have 14 quilts and 4 table runners in! 

Once the holidays are over I can post an update with photos of those pieces, for now I wanted to share what my Instagram followers have made my “2016 best nine“.  

I also wanted to let everyone know, the next three weeks my sewing machines will be getting repaired at the “sewing spa”.  In the middle of January I will start taking commissions for 2017!  Every quilt commission comes with a homemade hand-dyed duck canvas tote with leather straps as a THANK YOU for choosing to shop small and support my one-woman business!

Also, my online store will be CLOSED until January 11, 2017.  I will be out of town visiting family until then.  Once I return there will be new items added!

Thank you all again for making my first full year in business a success! 

                                           xxx Kathryn Marie