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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!

                                                                            xx     Kathryn Marie

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Fall Updates and Quilt-y Goodness!

Excuse me for not posting much this summer.  Things have been busy as usual in my studio.  I have been quilting and dyeing fabric like crazy!

So, let me catch you up on what has been happening in the studio.  I’ve been designing and sewing everything from a wedding wallhanging to a gallery show wallhanging and even a charity quilt for Pulse Nightclub victims.

Below are more details of each of these items!

For starters, if you are in the Northern Michigan area, please go check out the quilt pictured below.  It is on display at Three Pines Studio in Cross Village, Michigan until November 1st for the Letters: Words with Friends show.  It is titled ‘Shades of White’.  From this wallhanging I have been commissioned to make a throw size version of this ‘Shades of White’ quilt for a customer in South Florida. (photos of this quilt to come when finished)

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The quilt pictured below was a wedding gift for my cousin and his new wife.   I scrappy appliqued flowers and hearts, tea dyed the background fabric and hand embroidered their wedding day details into the quilt.  (If you think this makes a great wedding gift like I do and are interested in a custom order, email me Kathrynmariedesignco@gmail.com)

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The below is a charity quilt for the victims, families and first responders of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy.  The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild set up this amazing cause.  I am one of I believe over 400 quilts they will be giving to the victims, families and first responders.  This quilt gave me goose-bumps every time I worked on it.  I am so very proud to be one of the quilters who is donating a quilt for this cause.

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Besides the above, I have also been busy making quilts, wallhangings and table runners to sell at Spice Harbor.  Below are just a few items I made for the store.  Note the Michigan wallhangings; I can custom make with any country or state you desire, just let me know you are interested!

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Now that fall is approaching, I am working on a few holiday commissions, some quilts that I will enter into Quilt Con (crossing fingers they get accepted) and new fabric designs as well as a few new quilt designs to begin after the holidays!

As you might have noticed, I have also decided Etsy is not the right platform for me to sell my goods, I have closed my shop.  Please note that I have added a Store page to my website.  I will be playing with the layout over the next few weeks to perfect it and most likely adding some custom design options as well.

I promise to update you all much more this season!

Thanks for stopping by!

                                                      xx Kathryn Marie

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Summer Season is Busy in the Studio!

I wanted to give a little beginning of summer season update.  My studio has been extremely busy, I started selling items at Spice Harbor in Harbor Springs, Michigan and have been trying to keep up with items geared towards summer folks and balance commissions as well as adding some updates to my etsy shop.

Below are some photographs of my recent finished products.  All of the below items are currently for sale.  If  you see something you are interested in please contact me at Kathrynmariedesignco@gmail.com.  I can also custom make State wallhangings for whatever state you live in or love!

Enjoy the photos!

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Michigan Quilted Wallhanging made with my Anchors and Waves print on a linen cotton blend, my Trowel Mirror print on kona cotton and Shibori dyed kona cotton, finished with  rust colored hand quilting.  The two fabrics used in Michigan are for sale on in my Spoonflower shop.

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 Evolution of Strawberry quilt, tea dyed kona cotton and hand applique strawberries with sketchy quilting and hand beading. This quilt is on display currently at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilt & Fiber Arts for their Strawberry Competition show.


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Natural Elements King size quilt, hand dyed shibori indigo kona cotton, black tea dyed kona cotton and black walnut husk dyed kona cotton.  Finished with machine quilting and hand quilting in a contrasting rust thread.  The back is shibori indigo dyed.  This quilt is currently available on my etsy shop.

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Americana Table or Bed Runner, designed by me using kona cotton solids.  This runner is for sale, currently at Spice Harbor in Harbor Springs, MI.

This is just a sneak peak into my studio for the past couple weeks, I have sewn quite a bit more than I am showing, but I don’t want to overload my readers with photos.  More to come soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

                                                                                                                     xx Kathryn Marie