Today I started off my day with my normal routine. I sit at the kitchen table as my kids ready themselves for school and I go through my blog list one by one. This just starts my day off right. I love seeing all of the creative things people are working on.
It got me thinking.
There are creative women all over the world. But people may or may not know that Utah has a very high concentration of talented women. It's fantastic! I find myself feeling very grateful on a daily basis that I have been fortunate enough to become one of them.
So this morning I thought I would send a 'Shout Out' to all my Utah peeps and draw your attention to some local Utah talent (some you may, or may not be aware of)
Moose on the Porch Quilts- She designs patterns, runs a machine quilting business, heads the commitee for our yearly local quilt show and many, many more things!
April M. Designs- a fellow quilter and now pattern designer also runs a very successful Etsy show for eco-friendly feminine products.
Izzy & Ivy- "I knew them when they were just...." Ok, not really. But I did have the pleasure of working alongside Shasta and her crew at the quilt shop Gracie Lou's when she was starting her fabulous pattern line. OMGosh! For serious the cutest children's clothing, bags, etc. EVER!
Chitter Chatter- this girl has TALENT! I recently blogged about her when I found her blog. You've got to see her work. It is nothing short of AMAZING!
Jillily Studio- if you needle turn you probably use her glue- if not, you should! Her patterns and now her fabric lines for Henry Glass are must have's!
Lila Tueller- Yes, that's right. One of THE fabric designers for MODA (*gush!*) is just moments up the interstate. I've only met her once- in PA of all places- but I secretly hope someday I'll bump into her at the mall! ;o)
Basic Grey- way up north. But they're still in Utah (if not, close enough to count!) Don't get me started. I'm still having heart palpitations that they design fabric now, too. And for MODA! I was a die-hard BG scrapbooking fan!
Riley Blake Designs- Oh yeah, them too! A little newer on the list of fabric manufacturer's but they came in with a BANG! I can't even begin to list all of their talented designers from here in Utah. I just can't get enough of their fabric. And just when I think it can't get any cuter they show a new line and I'm aw-struck once again. (P.S.- look for patterns coming from me featuring Riley Blake fabrics on the cover!)
And there are SO MANY MORE that I haven't listed!
It is so amazing to be able to work in the same industry as some of these women. Sometimes I feel like I'm so not on the same level as them, but somehow I manage to hang in there.
Hope you had fun checkin' them out. Don't forget to come back here tomorrow for another quilt patterns peek!
(p.s.- more LILIANA kits coming soon!)