It takes about 9 months from design to arrival on the store shelves. Well one of our New designers couldn’t wait to let the so called cat out of the bag. She is so super excited that it was tough for her to contain herself, so today we are announcing that Pat Sloan will be designing fabric for Moda.
Her line will debut at Spring Quilt Market in Kansas City. I think this will make her be “pregnant” for a year. This is about the gestation period of a horse. (Pat, sorry no pun intended.)
·How did you get started quilting and when?
◦I often tell people I quilt so I can play with fabric. I learned to sew in High School and LOVED it, but I’m not a great garment maker.I made clothing anyway as I love fabric. When my friend Gwen ‘told me’ that I really needed to learn to quilt, I was not so sure. Cut up those tiny pieces and put them back together? After the first one I was hooked!There is a great
·How many quilts do you think you have made in your lifetime? Can you name a favorite?
◦Oh my.. how MANY? I have hundreds of quilts and fabric projects. But a favorite? There are a few, one of my favorites isMa-Ma’s garden that so many people have made and I teach a workshop with this design called ‘Wild and Free’.
·How many different hats do you wear? You Design rulers for Sullivan’s, Spokesperson for Auriful threads, Creative talk radio, Machine quilting with APQS, Social media guru and what have I missed? Tell us about keeping these all straight.
◦It seems I love quilting so much that I can’t just stay with one thing! Yes I work as a spokesperson for Sullivans Rulers (and I helped design the ruler), my books are with Leisure arts, I partner with Aurifil thread, QuiltAlbum software, I am a member of Therm-o-web design team, my patterns are with BigFork Bay Quilting Co, and I work with the APQS George… a sit down long arm.
◦Plus I LOVE the Internet! I’m such geek. When I had the opportunity to do a Internet radio show I jumped at it and it’s SUCH fun! The quilt show is live Monday at 4pm and I work with American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine. Listen here http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/radio/index.html
·How often do you travel? Tell us a story about one of your most memorable trips.
◦Meeting quilters is the best part of my job! I travel to about 25 events a year on average. Sometime more.Next month I’m hosting a Quilter’s Cruise to the Caribbean… we always have a blast on those!You can see my schedule on my event page http://patsloan.typepad.com/pat_sloans_events/
◦My most memorable trip so far was going to China with McCall’s magazine where I hosted a bus of quilters. I had always wanted to see Asia, so it was a dream trip. The people were so friendly and I learned so much about China.The highlight was walking on the Great Wall, ittook my breath away.
·tell me about your family.
◦My business is a family business. My husband Gregg works with me full time and does all the jobs I don’t like to do.. wink! He goes on many of the trips I take because he does the driving! Around the Internet he is fondly known as the Shipping Department (SD).I have brothers, parents, and nine nieces and nephews to make quilts for!
You can find me here… just remember my name and it links to everything!